ORDERING ON SLIPCASES NOW OPEN UNTIL MAY 13TH
JUST FOUR BUCKRAM COPIES LEFT!
Each hand-bound book consists of 504 silky pages, 496 of which are content. All 443 published cartoons are in there, bigger than they ever appeared in the magazines, on pages which measure a whopping 324 by 355 millimetres. The strips themselves have been collected from all over the place, and painstakingly restored where necessary - though 102 examples are, incredibly, taken direct from original artworks which turned up just as we were finishing the first draft of the book. Also featured are numbers 443/49 and 444/50, which Paul produced back in 2013, but which never made it to a magazine page.
On the cover is a pressed-on colour plate (matt laminated to prevent scuffing), and foil-blocked lettering in antique gold to reflect the fact that - purely by accident - this ridiculously ambitious project was printed in Ogri’s 50th anniversary year.
ONLY BLACK BUCKRAM with no case are left now. Please note that the leather ones sold out over a year ago, and that we are now taking advance orders for a final run of protective slipcases.
All books are numbered in the order they're sold. We're currently at No.475 of the originally planned 500, but due to the famous pallet disaster (still in litigation), there are now only four books available for sale, with a final fourteen on hold til that's sorted.
For the full quixotic tale of how this incredible object came into being, check out our first post on the OgriBlog, now online in all its glory at www.ogri-book.co.uk.