It’s arrived – the stunningly illustrated guide to all things Bryant & May is finally here, and was well worth the wait. I haven’t been this excited since they cancelled my operation. Cult artist Keith Page and PS Publishing have done the old boys proud with beautiful full-colour glossy repro, and there’s an edition with an illustrated slipcase available as well. In addition to containing two adventures, there’s a sketch gallery, a guide to Bryant’s bookshelves and a full set of alternative covers to the novels included.
‘The Casebook of Bryant & May Volume 1′ is all anyone needs to be able to read the novels out of sequence, but there are also plenty of knowing references for older fans. It’s a larger format than I expected, like a taller Beano Annual, and if this one manages to sell in our depressed economic climate then Keith and I will definitely work together on another one.
There will a launch/signing at Forbidden Planet just as soon as we can organise it. There will also be a competition on this site to win some of Keith Page’s beautiful original watercolour artwork from the book! You can order the regular hardback edition of ’The Casebook of Bryant & May here for £19.99, or there’s the sturdy slipcased collectors’ version for another fiver.