After the delays of colour matching and other hiccups I am now really pleased to announce that the book is now on the presses. I had a day up at Elanders in North Shields yesterday and passed off the proofs to begin the process to print the book. Unlike many books that you see today, this volume is being fully produced here in the UK, a fact that I am really proud of. Yes, I could have had it printed over in China, Singapore or elsewhere at a cheaper cost but here I have full control of the whole process and the shipping from the factory to my workshop is about 55 miles and not thousands of sea miles in a shipping container.
To say that I am excited would be an understatement, you may be able to see that in the short film that I made of the visit to the factory yesterday.
I will post more comprehensive information about the book, the binding and the launch weekend as soon as possible but despite me having completed all the sketches and the content of the book my days are rather hectic, answering emails, sorting out orders, chatting to media for forthcoming features and articles and even being booked for major speaking events. Please bear with me if I don’t respond to emails and messages as quickly as you would like, life is busy and I will do so as soon as possible.
As I stated in my last blog post, I will have a good stock of books at the launch weekend but to ensure that you are able to come along and pick up a copy on the very first weekend then do consider pre-ordering a copy. You can do so and get more information here .