Displaying : Hilda
It’s a 40 page hardback book. Here are some little previews:
Here’s Hilda watching over the stock at my signing at Gosh! Comics on 26th November 2011. And now for some spreads from the book:
Hilda and The Midnight Giant is out and available to buy now (preferably buy it straight from Nobrow or support your local comic shop and get it from there. If they don’t have it, ask them to get it! You can get it from Amazon if you must, but no one wins in that deal but Amazon.)
Thanks to the hard work of the amazing Felt Mistress, Hilda has at last stepped forth into the 3 dimensional, felt and blood world. She’s huge, the size of an actual little girl, so I feel like I know a little of what it’s like to be the father of a strange, globe headed daughter now. It also makes it all the more troubling when she’s bundled into a dufflebag on wheels and dragged away by a cruel Nobrow employee. She’ll be accompanying me to any appropriate appearances so perhaps you’ll get to meet her and shake the end of one of her fully-poseable arms.
Felt Mistress/Louise Evans creates all manner of stitched people and creatures with partner in crime Jonathan Edwards (who did an incredible drawing of Hilda himself, which pretty much improves on my own design in every conceivable way) and is very very good. It’s a delight to get to hang about with one of her creations.
I’m pleased to say my new book is available for pre-order now!
It’s 40 pages, 215 x 300 mm and full colour.
This is a follow up to Hildafolk, my 24-pager of one year ago, but it’s more of a reboot than a sequel and is hopefully the first of a series of albums exploring the same world.
Excitingly, there is also a French version, which you can pre-order here!
Will post more soon, but here’s what Paul Gravett has very kindly said about it:
“From Hildafolk to Everything We Miss, Luke Pearson seems to have a ‘thing’ about the unseen, the invisible, those uncanny occurrences and critters sharing our world but never being noticed by us. Hilda and the Midnight Giant pursues this fixation. Little Hilda is back, savvy and sweet, all big eyes, pointy nose, blue hair, freckles, beret and big boots. She longs to stay in the home with her Mum where she was born, high in the hills, deep in the countryside. But the local “hidden people” have other ideas and have been bombarding the household with tiny letters demanding that they leave. Hilda will have none of this but then chaos ensues as the “people of the Northern Elven Valley” start to implement their forcible eviction from the premises. Hilda’s Mum is all for moving out to the town but Hilda insists they stay. Her Mum gives in but only on the condition that Hilda finds a way somehow to befriend these elves. Channelling Tove Jansson and Hayao Miyazaki, Pearson is developing his chops still further here, crafting pages as crisp and appealing as the best all-ages bande dessinée albums of today. Hilda is the perfect plucky little heroine for this endearing 21st century folklore.”
Here’s a page which gives absolutely nothing away and fails to sum up the tone of the book, but I think is pretty fun.
For info and preview pages, check out the pre-order page here.