Jean Baptiste Baigorri
Cramond Island is the first instalment in the Jean Baptiste Baigorri narrative, created by Basque comic book virtuoso Irkus M Zeberio. At 19 x 27 cm it is also one of our largest short-run comics to date.
Introducing Jean Baptiste Baigorri: poet, freedom fighter and existential superhero. The first instalment of Jean Baptiste’s epic and absurd adventures, the mammoth-bearded bard gets sucked into a world of clandestine intrigue, finding himself aiding a group of anti-capitalist activists as they plot to spark a revolution. Their goal: to fill the cashpoints of Scotland with rousing political poetry!
Beginning with a phonecall informing our hero of his grandmother’s urgently declining health, Jean Baptiste quits his oppressive job in a vending machine sandwich factory (appropriately and literally situated at the gates of hell) in order to visit her. Enraged and maybe just a little enamoured with the charismatic poet, the factory’s demonically obese owner sends their most fearsome underling out to drag Baigorri back into wage-slavery.
In this first adventure of a series that will span nations, worlds and even dimensions we meet a wonderfully deranged cast of friends and foes, including a falcon-headed thug, a shrunken-headed monster bodyguard, a demented psychic, a Russ Meyer-figured resistance member, a religiously devout cleaner, and the strangest rendition of Karl Marx you’re likely to have ever seen.
Cramond Island is the first instalment in the story of Jean Baptiste Baigorri, created by Basque comic book virtuoso Irkus M Zeberio. At 19 x 27 cm it is one of Nobrow’s largest short-run comics to date. Come join in with the absurdity of Jean Baptiste and his merry, maniacal band of cohorts as the he comes ever closer to his destiny: literary greatness