Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Scotland Yardie published by Knockabout

New from long-established British independent publisher Knockabout is Scotland Yardie written by Bobby Joseph and illustrated by Joseph Samuels. Here's the info...


With institutionalised racism at an all-time high, the Metropolitan Police embark on their yearly drive to recruit more ethnic people in the police force. With little or no success they bring over Jamaica's most feared policeman - Scotland Yardie, a ganja smoking, no-nonsense bad bwoy cop who breaks all the rules to enforce his own harsh sense of justice. But what happens when cultures clash? Can the average criminal handle the street -wise Jamaican Lethal Weapon rolling through downtown Brixton? Will south London ever be the same again? With his reluctant partner P.C. Ackee -Saltfish, Scotland Yardie embarks on an adventure that deals with the disappearing drug trade in Brixton, corruption, the death of innocent people at the hands of racist cops, assassinated cats, immigration fears and the emergence of the addictive blue chicken! 
This critically-acclaimed anarchic graphic novel is written by Bobby Joseph creator of cult, British comic books Skank Magazine & Black Eye and illustrated by Joseph Samuels. Published by Knockabout Comics - Britain's Biggest Independent UK comic book publisher. 
Here are some of the reviews: 

"Scotland Yardie is the epitome of satire." 
BLACK GIRL NERDS 

"Insanely funny with a nice line in social commentary and multiple cultural references throughout." 
FORBIDDEN PLANET 

"A familiar genre is getting a long-awaited and welcome overhaul. Brilliant." 
3AM MAGAZINE 

"Scotland Yardie is a legendary British comic." 
BLEEDING COOL 

"So having been grinning at every stage before and while reading Scotland Yardie, I was still doing so for some time after, it’s impact still lingering..." 
CARABAS 

"Brain-stopping satire..." 
BRIXTON BLOG 

"A great and ribald look at race matters in the London police, from an author with a solid sense of humour." 
THE BOOKBAG 
Scotland Yardie is available in all good bookshops (and some bad ones too). 


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2 comments:

ChanneZeroX said...

This looks incredibly close to early '90s Fleetway's Crisis. That's no bad thing.

James Golbey said...

I am proud to say that I know Bobby and he is an incredible humourist. Great to see his stuff getting published by such a big publisher.

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