Marital disputes in medieval castles, arguments between lunar astronauts and an anxiety-stricken sweetcorn kernel all figure in Both, a compilation of quirky and surreal comic strips by illustrators Tom Gauld and Simone Lia. The pair met at the Royal College of Art and, since 2001, have been producing material under the name Cabanon Press. The book, priced £7.99 and published by Bloomsbury, is available from November. Gauld, Lia and the cartoonist Steven Appleby will be discussing their work at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in on 28 October.
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