Magic Mirror Book

Magic Mirror

A Collection of Comics by Ed Pinsent

Published July 2010
£12.99 paperback
£22.75 hardcover

  • 354 pages!
  • All stories personally selected by the artist
  • All artwork scanned from the originals
  • First reprinting at A4 size for many of these stories, previously only available as tiny small press comic editions
  • New cover painting and frontispiece
  • Detailed explanatory notes written by EP

Available now from Eibonvale Press
Amazon UK
Amazon.com

“Eibonvale’s first collection of comics is now available. Though “comics” seems a rather inadequate term for these surreal and far-reaching visions expressed in text and picture. Ed Pinsent’s work is truly unique and criminally hard to find, in spite of his status as a cult figure. This is a 350+ page collection including a complete reprint of one of his most spectacular works, The Saga of the Scroll.”

Review on Theaker’s Quarterly
Review by Pete Ashton
Review by Paul Gravett
Noted on Forbidden Planet blog
Noted on Gosh Comics blog

“the hallucinatory, prophetic Wilberforce epic, The Saga of the Scroll, which is breathtaking, ambitious, experimental and not a little baffling, in the best possible way…”

Sample pages

CONTENTS

BOOK ONE: Tales, poems and fables

Humourous tales
The Insomniac (with Denny Derbyshire)
The Ballad of Mr Ossawary
Cabasa thwarts Mr Longrose
The Ballad of Hi-Express
The Last Eskimo part 1
The Last Eskimo part 2
Albuma thwarts Mr Longrose

Fables
The Scapegoat
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Ecology Hash
The Saxophone Player in the Bush
Sounds of the Past
The Seven Faces of Manley Ville
Staring I and the Glass Brick

Astorial Anecdotes
Metterling the Builder
Hubert the Chemist
Reichelstagg and The Vegetables
Reichelstagg and his job
Reichelstagg and the Troll of Conquer Hill

Five Family Tales
A Short Scenario in the Penines
The Bolter’s Bowl
Bird of Prayer
The Goose in the Dell
Phenomena of the USA

Poems
Sailing By Frisco
Crocodile Tears
Alien Nation
Rjinn’s Departure
My Dream

Dark tales
My Master’s Lame
The Winding-Sheet
Seeking a Charm
Ioren and Marja
The Recolte
Staringeye (with Denny Derbyshire)
Breeding Contempt (with Denny Derbyshire)
Animus Anima (with Denny Derbyshire)

BOOK TWO: The selected adventures of Windy Wilberforce

In the Land of The Jackanapes
Ocean Lands
Windy and The White Fish
Wrapt in Paper
The Fortress of Language
The Sandcrab
The Saga of the Scroll