The sometimes oblique, sometimes chilling and the always captivating worlds of Douglas Noble have been a long-time fixture in ‘Small Pressganged’. Indeed, our very first reviews column way back in 2011 contained coverage of one of his collaborations with Sean Azzopardi. Over the last year both myself and BF’s Tom Baker have covered his work (respectively Horrible Folk and The Dreadful Work).
The prolific Noble has new work debuting at Thought Bubble that promises to match the intense psychological drama of his previous work. Enjoy the preview of the book below and make sure to visit the table of one of the UK small press scene’s most engaging exhibitors at the weekend.
Here Come The Beautiful People contains four stories set in the bright Riviera sun and in the shadows cast by that light. A gigolo who finds himself slowly running away, a spoilt princess in want of her dog, a charming dealer with twisted plans – all find their paths crossing in an unnamed hotel overlooking the shining Mediterranean. Who is the body in the room, and where has the dog gone? Why does the concierge never stop smiling? Here Come The Beautiful People is a look into a world two steps away from the things that tourists see.
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