science fiction, enter the universe in a narrowboat. Crosscut fold booklet content and production by ottoGraphic ISBN 9780993299049


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Galactic Narrowboat is the second in the series of ‘Crosscut-fold’ booklets.

The story a science fiction about a narrowboat traveling into outer space. The story begins in Islington London, where the boat enters the tunnel and instead of emerging at Kings Cross, it finds itself amongst stars. There are perhaps echoes of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, which is at one point also located at the Regents Canal.

The inspiration for this book comes from my life on a boat in London between 2004 to 2010. Islington tunnel is very long and traveling through it is a surreal experience. 

You will find that no page is the same and all the angles are strange. It allows for exciting layouts and odd format illustrations. Also there are windows and hidden areas in the book, providing even more opportunities for unusual storytelling.

5 fully illustrated inside pages of varying sizes and formats, folded size: 9.5 x 12 cm 

inside: 3 colours on 120 gsm paper, cover: 2 colours on 315gsm Heritage Book 

I am happy to sign a copy on request

first made at MSP Screen Printing 2018