Benjamin Read Archives

The Top UK Indie Comics Of 2015 – From Porcelain To Pantheon
PORCELAIN: BONE CHINA by Benjamin Read & Chris Wildgoose This is the second volume in the series of Porcelain graphic novels, the first being Porcelain: A Gothic Fairytale I picked that one up a year or two ago and thought it was fantastic: wonderfully written and realised and with some truly stunning artwork It was this[...]
Closing The Gate After The Butterfly Has Bolted
Looked at another way, as Adi so eloquently discussed with Doctor Who, they're about arming children to deal with death in particular and adult life in general. Butterfly Gate can take a place next to all of those books because, once again, Improper Books have published something extraordinary. Written by Benjamin Read and drawn by Chris Wildgoose,[...]
Selling Comics at Thought Bubble 2013 – Sunday
Formed in 2009 by Benjamin Read, Laura Trinder and Chris Wildgoose, Improper Books are currently the UK's finest export when it comes to comics Look them up There's no other way to describe the impact that Improper Books have had on UK comics than to tell you that they appeared to come out of nowhere,[...]
Porcelain's Book Trailer As Carefully Crafted As The Book
Benjamin Read's script has the sort of delicate, precise touch that the best, most disturbing, fairy tales have The central friendship is delicately, touchingly built, the dialogue has some wonderful, subtle jokes and nuances to it and the moments of horror are amongst the best I've seen It's perfectly realized, and expanded on, by Chris[...]
Porcelain Offered By Diamond In July, Thanks To Improper Behaviour
Written by Benjamin Read with art by Chris Wildgoose, Andre May and Alexa Rosa and letters by Jim Campbell, it was initially offered for sale through Page 45 and the branches of Travelling Man Porcelain has now sold out at the printers and the only copies left are any the stores have left. It's no surprise[...]