Monday, September 29, 2014

Plans We Made by Simon Moreton slated for TCAF 2015 release

Grimalkin Press has been quietly excited for quite awhile now at the prospect of publishing Simon Moreton's first long form effort. As the time for fundraising and printing draws close we are happy to share this update from the artist's own fevered lips.

Beginning transatlantic transmission. Grimalkin adherent Simon Moreton. Status update on forthcoming printing efforts.

Corporeal mainfestation slated for TCAF 2015

PLANS WE MADE is a comic about the memories and the feelings of small streets and growing up and trying to get some sense of perspective on the weird world between spaces you inhabit when you're a kid.

PLANS WE MADE will be my first book of original material,  a set of reflections on my teenage years spent in the suburbs in the South East of England. It builds on the story told inissue #4 of my autobiographical zine, SMOO, now out-of-print but available as part of a book-length collection from Avery Hill Publishing.

Writing this book is odd: It's a funny feeling, moving through that time in your life, trying to remember events and then draw about them in a way that lots of people might connect with, or see themselves in. I'm trying really hard to get at those universal things that get us when we're young, those feelings and fears, those adventures and opportunities, victories and sadnesses.

It's mostly drawn all in thick dark pencils. There aren't many words and it'll be pretty minimal, like lots of my recent work. It'll be around 200 pages long when done, and I'm about a quarter of the way through it now. Lots of little stories, little vignettes.

I talk a bit about the book and all about my process in an interview for Dan Berry's Make It Then Tell Everybody podcast, which you can listen to here. (

It'll be out early next year, all being well, and I'm so excited.

My website:
Twitter: @smoo_comics

Book Excerpt:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

PRESALE! The Little Grey Splot by Nicholas Straight!

It's been awhile faithful adherents of the Grimalkin Gospel, but that time apart has not been in vain. We come to you today bearing great tidings and joy! For quite some time we have wanted to publish a children's book and that joyous day is fast approaching! We are proud to announce that we will be debuting "The Little Grey Splot" by Nicholas Straight at SPX! It is a gorgeous full colour activity book for kids of all ages that encourages them to draw their own fantasies! Much in the vein of Ed Emberly's drawing books The Little Grey Splot gives kids the art building blocks and let's them run crazy.

However in order to be able to send it off to press in time for SPX we need a small push to meet the printing budget. So we are offering it here at a REDUCED PRICE PRESALE! We would appreciate it a whole heck of a lot if you felt like getting one...or a few.

Oh did we mention the book comes with a FREE pdf download code so you can download unlimited extra "splotch" drawing pages?! IT DOES.

Here are some sneak peeks at some early pages of the book.

40 pages (Covers +36)
Full Colour CMYK
Perfect Bound
Soft Cover
Includes free PDF download of extra SPLOTCH drawing activity pages

Release date Sept 13, 2014