If you like to make all of your hard-copy purchases through your Local Comics Shop, and you want The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer (by Greg Carpenter), we are pleased to announce that the book is listed in the current issue of the Previews catalog. (Please don’t assume that your comics retailer will order any copies; you should make it a point to tell him / her that you want one, using code NOV162090.)
Moore. Gaiman. Morrison.
They came from Northampton, West Sussex, and Glasgow, and even though they spoke with different dialects, they gave American comics a new voice – one loud and clear enough to speak to the Postmodern world. Like a triple-helix strand of some advanced form of DNA, their careers have remained irrevocably intertwined. They go together, like Diz, Bird, and Monk… or like Kerouac, Burroughs, and Ginsberg… or like the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who.
Taken individually, their professional histories provide an incomplete picture of comics’ British Invasion, but together they redefined the concept of what it means to be a comic book writer. Collectively, their story is arguably the most important one of the modern comics era.
The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer runs 492 pages, features an interview with the legendary Karen Berger (who spearheaded the British Invasion at DC Comics), and sports a fun “Meet the Beatles!”-esque cover by Kevin Colden.
Praise for The British Invasion:
“So weird to be reading about events one was in the orbit of (and, at times, very close orbit) as they were happening. I can honestly say Greg’s not only done his homework, he’s synthesized it all into a concise, involving, flowing read that’s so true to the experience of those years (1982+) that I’m getting sensory flashbacks at times (sound, smell, taste even) reading this. Greg’s done a magnificent job with this book, making sense of the events, the creative works, the times, and a bit of the business dealings that made it all possible (and, at times, impossible). This book is that good, and that essential. Highly recommended. Kudos to the author and publisher.”
–Stephen R. Bissette (Artist Saga of the Swamp Thing; Creator, Tyrant)
“Carpenter explores, in depth, the key figures in the greatest revolution in the history of comics — essential for the scholar and a joy for the fan!”
–Leslie S. Klinger (Editor, Annotated Sandman)
Once again, please don’t assume that your comics retailer will order any copies; you should make it a point to tell him / her that you want one, using code NOV162090.