On Saturday from 6pm, Nick Abadzis will be signing at Gosh Comics in London for the launch of the collection of his seminal graphic novel, Hugo Tate. Serialised in the likes of Deadline, and partially collected through Atomeka/Tundra, it tells the gradual shifting changing story of a happy go lucky stick figure, corrupted by complexity who gradually become a three dimensional figure, albeit one that still holds onto elements of his past.
And now it will be finally collected in a complete volume, and launched this Saturday. Which is a perfect excuse for the great and the good in the London comics and cartooning scene to leave their palatial basement flats and travel the Central Line to meet up, catch up, see old friends, and reignite old feuds before heading off to the pub or the local Indian restaurant.
Which means if you are the sort of people who would like to meet a gathering of such cartoonists, it's a perfect opportunity. And who knows, picking up a copy of the most excellent Hugo Tate might make a timely memento.
See you there.