Magic Mirror available from Eibonvale

Eibonvale Press has announced an “exciting and unusual” new book release: Magic Mirror by Ed Pinsent. The press release continues:

“The visionary art and surreal stories of Ed Pinsent have been a central part of British small press comics since the 80s, epitomising a form of personal artistic creation that lies outside the mainstream in just about every way. The scope of these tales is vast, influenced as much by Calvino and Borges and other classical and modern literary traditions as by the history of comics. This 350+ page book collects 44 of Pinsent’s works into a massive compendium, personally selected and scanned by the artist. Half of the book is devoted to his most famous character, the rotund intellectual and spiritual adventurer Windy Wilberforce. These range from the early piece In the Land of the Jackanapes to what may be the most spectacular work of all, The Saga of the Scroll – long out of print and available for the first time in this larger format. Eibonvale is calling this their first collection of graphic narrative art, because ‘comics’ seems a rather inadequate term for these surreal and far-reaching visions expressed in text and picture. Ed Pinsent’s work is truly unique and criminally hard to find, in spite of his status as a cult figure.”

To learn some more about this book (including numerous samples pages of Pinsent’s extraordinary art) and other recent releases visit the Eibonvale website. Eibonvale Press is an independent specialty press located in the U.K., with a reputation for promoting cutting-edge writers of intelligent modern horror, magic realism, and the surreal. Forthcoming titles this summer and autumn will include new books from Brendan Connell, Rhys Hughes, Jet McDonald, Douglas Thompson, and others…