This Wednesday, February 27th, a limited, indie release of Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale, by Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose, will be taking place in the UK.

A 96 page graphic novel, the complete story is available from Page 45 (Nottingham), Travelling Man (Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and York), Gosh! (London) and Orbital Comics (London).

You can also download a PDF version of Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale 12 page preview.

“With this release, Improper Books don’t just deliver a beautiful, tragic, gothic fairy tale: they set high standards in terms of production and content, on a par with the best of French bande dessinees and the work of ground-breaking British artists such as Bryan Talbot.” John Freeman, downthetubes review

“It is absolutely stunning. Even in in the dark, horror-tinted depth of my imagination, I didn’t guess what was around each turn before I got there, and yet the story fell wonderfully into sequence like a centuries-old fable.” 0z, House of Betty review

“Absolutely remarkable. Never in over two decades have I witnessed such a zealous reaction to a new creative team and a publisher’s first-ever graphic novel in advance of publication.” Stephen, Page 45 review

We’re delighted, and overwhelmed, by the fantastic reception Porcelain has been getting. In addition to these lovely reviews, House of Betty has also done interviews with both Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose.