For the first time ever, Shaky Kane’s complete comic strips and illustrations from the
ground-breaking British counter-culture magazine Deadline are reproduced in one
stunning edition, complete with commentary from Eisner award-winner Nick Abadzis,
comedian David Quantick and eminent comic-book critic Frank Santoro. Oh, and
there’s a few rogue remarks from Shaky himself too of course…
“Read any GOOD BOOKS lately, punk?”
Between 1988 and 1995 Deadline magazine launched Jamie Hewlett’s Tank Girl strips, kickstarted
dozens of other cartoonists’ careers, and, perhaps most notably, published Shaky
Kane’s politically charged, hallucinatory, Jack Kirby-infused punk cartoons.
Drenched in wry wit, bristling with intensity and bombast, Shaky’s work remains as relevant
now as when it was first published in Deadline 30 years ago. So, zone in, tune out and get
ready to meet God’s own cops: The A-Men, The Sadistic Prowler, Pinhead Aliens invading Russia,
trans-dimensional subhuman entities The Shadowmen, Pagan P.I.: Wiccaman, Dannii Minouge,
and the man of destiny himself: The Space Boss SHAKY KANE.
With an introduction from writer David Quantick, foreword from cartoonist and writer Nick Abadzis,
afterword from cartoonist and comics academic Frank Santoro, and annotations from Shaky
himself, this is the ultimate tome for baptising oneself in the perverse and psychedelic world
of Britain’s cosmic comics shaman.
Release Date: SEPTEMBER 2017 UK / OCtober 2017 US . CANA DA
RRP £24.99 / $34.99
22 x 31 cm / 8 x 12 in
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