The official relaunch of Simon’s autobiography HIM OFF THE VIZ doesn’t happen until April 20th at the Stoke Con Trent convention. However, you lucky website visitors can get a cheeky pre-release copy by going direct to the publishers using this link Go Faster Stripe.
Alternatively, you may want a signed copy, if so, get along to Stoke, or any of the HIM OFF THE VIZ book tour dates, listed below.
Simon Donald, co-founder of Viz Comic, made history alongside his brother and a school friend, by turning their playground antics into the notorious sales phenomenon of the late 20th century. Their magazine and its remarkable story is celebrated in Donald’s highly rated autobiography, HIM OFF THE VIZ, re-launched this year, expanded, revised and updated. To celebrate the book’s re-release through rapidly-rising comedy heavyweights Go Faster Stripe, Donald is taking himself around a number of unique, intimate venues to record live readings from his five-star rated book. These shows will be edited together to form part of the audiobook of the biography, to be released later in the year.
At two of these shows the audiences will also get a taste of Donald’s latest stand-up project Barry Twyford Isn’t Meant, in which his popular character, the hapless market researcher Barry, spends the whole show desperately trying to find ways to entertain the crowd. In his inimitable floundering style, loveable idiot Barry has attempted to gain the venue’s permission to perform an exit survey of the audience, but instead has accidently booked himself to perform an hour of comedy.
April 19th Stoke Con Trent, Stoke – Book officially launched at artists’ convention with author signing event. 10.00 onwards
April 22nd Lit and Phil Society, Newcastle – Author event and reading. 19.00
May 9th Westgarth Social Club, Middlesborough. – Reading with short Barry Twyford set. 20.00
May 10th Blakes Coffee Shop, Newcastle – Reading and short Barry Twyford set. 20.00
May 11th City Library, Newcastle – Author event and reading. 18.15
May 24th The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe – Reading followed by Barry Twyford Isn’t Meant. 20.00