Spring 2024 Slingsby Bros Ink! Solicitations

The days of a single neat and tidy solicitation for all publishers are gone. Individual publishers’ listings will be posted on a monthly basis as I discover them, either from their websites or catalogues. 

This one is odd, as the solicit has appeared on Book Palace only, and so far, is not on the publisher’s site.

David Wrights Carol Day Jack Slingsby cover

David Wright’s Carol Day: Jack Slingsby

In Jack Slingsby we reprint the complete story from the original art, in the full size of the originals, a large 17 x 5.25 inches. Our goal is to give readers an experience as close as possible to viewing the original art, and to provide a definitive presentation, as Wright and his art deserve, of one of David Wright’s very best stories.

Jack Slingsby is a companion volume to our first Carol Day book: Lance Hallam. As such in addition to presenting the complete story art, we also include an extensive critical essay and scans of the complete art boards.

Carol Day: Jack Slingsby reprints the Jack Slingsby story from the original David Wright art in the original size: 115 strips which ran from Tuesday, 23 June 1964 – Tuesday, 2 November 1964, along with an extensive critical essay by Chris Killackey.

Cover illustration by Brian Bolland, frontispiece by David Roach, and interior artwork by maestro David Wright.

  • Limited to pre-ordered copies only (see below)
  • Printed on acid-free paper
  • approximately 125 pages
  • Quarterbound with a cloth spine
  • Colored headbands with ribbon marker
  • Hot foil stamping on the spine
  • Cover by Brian Bolland
  • Frontispiece by David Roach


  • Foreword
  • The Jack Slingsby Art
  • Jack Slingsby: A Sequential Art Masterpiece by Chris Killackey
  • The Jack Slingsby Boards
  • Acknowledgments

David Wright’s Carol Day: Jack Slingsby will only be available to pre-paid orders. All of our distribution will be through The Book Palace in London, who will be taking pre-orders only until 15 November 2023. At this time no more orders will be taken and we will set the print run which will be strictly limited to pre-orders plus a small number of copies for ourselves.

The book will only be offered through The Book Palace and will not be offered through the Slingsby Bros eBay store.

This Title is only available on a Pre-order basis until 15 November 2023 and no more orders will be taken after this date.

Authors: Edited by Roger Clark, Chris Killackey and Guy Mills
Artist: David Wright; cover illustration by Brian Bolland; frontispiece by David Roach
Publisher: Slingsby Bros Ink!, due Spring 2024
Number of pages: 125
Format: Hard Cover; Full Colour illustrations
Size: 19″ x 14″ (489mm x 362mm)

I loved the art in the first Carol Day book but there were so many superfluous pages and missed opportunities. Now the second volume is only available from the UK, with £50 shipping to Canada, or £299 all in. Ouch. Let’s hope here is enough demand from North America to warrant some additional distribution.