Holding out for a Hero

 Uniting crime, Kafka, social commentary and gorgeous illustration, publisher SelfMadeHero isn’t afraid to push the more unusual side of graphic novels.

From SelfMadeHero book It's Dark In London
From SelfMadeHero book It’s Dark In London

 Having hitherto operated almost entirely online, the publisher is now taking to the streets IRL from next week with a pop-up shop and exhibition in Bloomsbury, central London.

Robot cover
Robot cover

 The store will sell artwork, books and merchandise, with the added bonus of offering free coffee (courtesy of comic and cake shop Eggs Milk Butter) to aid its customers’ perusals.

Kafka's The Castle cover
Kafka’s The Castle cover

The eerie monochrome paper-cut works of Czech artist Jaromír 99 will be on display throughout the store’s two-week tenure to celebrate SelfMadeHero’s latest graphic novel release, an edition of Kafka’s The Castle, adapted by the artist and David Zane Mairowitz.

Jeremias - Jaromír 99
Jeremias – Jaromír 99

 Throughout the fortnight some of SelfMadeHero’s London-based artists and writers will be popping in to chat about their work, so you can pick up some inspiration with your purchases.

The Murder Mile cover
The Murder Mile cover

 The SelfMadeHero pop-up shop will be open every week day from 17 – 30 June at Continental Stores, 54 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H

Continental Stores
Continental Stores

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