READY FOR POP

is Hurk's first full-length graphic novel.
"London, England, the mid-sixties. In what appears to have been a murder attempt, Britain’s greatest pop sensation ‘Vic Vox’ has been left just a foot tall – the effects of the ‘shrink drug’ administered by assailants unknown. Detective Chief Inspector Ladyshoe and his team at Scotland Yard are out to find out who did it … and why, but they are up against the clock. They need to crack the case and return Vox to full size within the week for him to perform as the main act on television’s biggest one-off live pop show – ‘Ready For Pop’. Detectives, gangsters, pop groups, washed-up comedians and models all cross paths in this surreal pop-art crime caper."

Published by Knockabout.
128 pages, 25.5 x 18.5 cms, ISBN 978-0-86166-250-0




"Not only is Ready for Pop a wonderfully insane poke in the eye for 1960s nostalgia, it’s a very funny and well thought out (if totally crazy) crime story, told with distinctive, quirky but thoroughly enjoyable art."
"Ready for Pop deserves your attention, especially if you’re a fan of 1960s music and culture. You’ll appreciate all the cultural references, enjoy many of the jokes and will recognise the inspirations for many of the story’s multi-faceted, irredeemable cast."

DOWN THE TUBES
(Read the full review of 'Ready For Pop' here)

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"The book is really simply a mash-up between pop music and caper films, an easily digestible concept that is given depth, detail and specificity by staying true to its era. It's the consistency and clarity of the mind-bending visuals that really put the book over the top, giving the book a skewed and psychedelic look without sacrificing storytelling."

ROB CLOUGH, HIGH-LOW COMICS
(Read Rob's full review of 'Ready For Pop' here)

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"Ready for Pop is a fun crime caper that both pays homage to its 1960's roots and gently pokes fun at it - and the end result is like a cross between a Krays film, a Beatles caper and a Cook and Moore sketch."
THE BOOK BAG
(Read the full review of 'Ready For Pop' here)

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