Fans of the cult cartoon booklets and TV show, Modern Toss will get the chance to meet the creators in person when they visit the Fopp store on Earlham Street in London's Covent Garden on Wednesday 3rd November 2010 to sign copies of their new book, Modern Toss presents More Work.
The creators Mick Bunnage and Jon Link will be at the store from 6.00 pm to meet fans and sign copies of the new book which is officially released on Monday 1st November 2010.
As writers, cartoonists and animators Mick and John's work has tickled almost every edge of the contemporary 360 degree media platform - from challenging late night television to cutting edge advertising, from international design magazines to greetings cards racks.
Their first TV series broadcast on Channel 4 in 2006, was a groundbreaking mixture of blunt-talking, animated characters with bizarre and surreal live action. Described as “badly drawn, utterly foul mouthed, mean spirited and misanthropic.. also very,very funny” by The Independent on Sunday, the series won almost universal critical plaudits and was nominated for a Rose D’Or award in 2009. Their second series was snapped up and broadcast in the US in 2009.
The pair have had two previous gallery exhibitions in Brighton and last summer presented a musical evening of their cartoons, complete with voice actors and live orchestra, to celebrate Brighton Arts Festival. A trimmed version of the show was taken to Latitude festival in summer 2010.
The highly collectible ‘Buy More S*** Or We’re All Fucked’ plastic bag, part of their ‘Improperganda’ inspirational range, was designed for an exhibition in the same festival. A major celebration of their artwork took place in London’s Maverick Gallery in June this year.
• The signing session will take place at Fopp London, Earlham Street, Covent Garden on Wednesday 3rd November 2010 at 6.00 pm. Modern Toss on the web at: www.moderntoss.com
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