Go Out And Get 'Em, Boy! : Tales From The Wedding Present Vol. 1 by David Lewis Gedge
The first instalment of David Gedge's long-awaited "memoir-in-comic-book-form". The stories featured in this stunning 176-page, matte-laminated, hardback book have previously only been available to readers of the Tales From The Wedding Present comic book series. This collected edition comes with forty pages of never-before-seen additional material and an introduction by Ian Rankin. David has written this autobiography together with long-time musical associate Terry de Castro, and the stories are illustrated by virtuoso artist Lee Thacker. It's in chronological order, beginning with David's childhood in England and South Africa and continues up to the inception of The Wedding Present. On the way we learn about some of the romantic experiences that may have informed his writing, how he first met his hero -- the legendary BBC presenter John Peel -- and the true story behind the classic Wedding Present song "My Favourite Dress".
"An autobiography of The Wedding Present would be great on its own. An autobiography in beautiful graphic novel form? Even better!" --Dan Vebber (writer, The Simpsons).
"This is brilliant! It's like the storyboard for a Wedding Present biopic." --Marc Riley (Broadcaster, BBC).
"This is a Wedding Present fan's dream come true. Pure unfiltered Gedge; the inside track on what makes him tick and anecdotes aplenty. Essential!" --Mike Gayle (author)