Monday 29 August 2022

Why Don't You Love Me Neil Gaiman

My publisher Drawn And Quarterly asked Neil Gaiman if he would read my upcoming graphic novel, Why Don’t You Love Me?, and, incredibly, he replied with this blurb for it. I’ve known about this for a few weeks now and all I want to know is, when does the reeling stop?

When I began to read Why Don't You Love Me? I thought it read like any number of slightly surrealistic slightly vapid early-2000s stories that were basically the cartoonist's way of telling you they hated everyone and everything. And then it came into focus and it wasn't that thing at all. And then it came into focus again, uplifting and heartbreaking and (a word that I use sparingly) relevant. The kind of story, leading to a last panel that's all pain and joy and delivers the whole thing. What a masterwork. To understand all is to forgive all.—Neil Gaiman

Why Don't you Love Me is published in January 2023 but available to advance orders from specialist comicshops, bookshops and websites now. Checkout this link.

Sunday 14 August 2022

NEW! A New Canon

After a successful crowd funding campaign, copies of my latest comic, A New Canon, are now available to buy from my online shop

Love Star Wars? Hate Star Wars? Can take or leave Star Wars? Well, A New Canon is the comic-book for you!

A New Canon collects together all nineteen episodes of the Star Wars inspired comedy for the first time. Written and drawn entirely by Paul B. RaineyViz Comic cartoonist and winner of the Jonathan Cape/Observer Newspaper/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize.

This collection also features Yesterday’s Chips, also by Paul B. Rainey. Yesterday’s Chips is a brand-new tale from the artist’s memoirs about his attempts to persuade his parents to take him to see the first Star Wars movie in 1977. Did he succeed? There’s only two ways to find out! Pledge to this campaign or, you know, just ask him.

A New Canon is 28 Pages long, black and white interior with full-colour covers. Nearly US comic size!