One Minute With Warren Pleece

One Minute With Warren Pleece

Warren Pleece is the co-creator of The Great Unwashed.

Where are you now and what can you see?

I’m at home in Brighton on a typically rainy Bank Holiday, perfect for Kitchen Sink drama, afternoon tea and a some tasty crumpets. Know what I mean? I’m currently staring at this screen writing these answers between making a roast.

What are you currently reading?

Novel: Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers. Graphic Novel: I’ve got an unopened copy of Chris Ware’s Building Stories under my desk. I’m working up to it.

Choose a favourite author and say why you admire her or him?

There are lots, but I’d have to say Cormac McCarthy right now. I love the poetry of his prose and the journey he takes you on, be it along The Road or over The Crossing.

Describe the room where you usually create comics

It’s a smallish spare room in our house with drawing board, lots of short stubby pencils, pens, computer, books and drawers full of stuff arranged in meaningful piles. There’s a window to the street that keeps my nosey nature satiated.

Which fictional character most resembles you?

When I had hair someone mentioned Hollywood legend Steve McQueen in The Great Escape (choke!). Now sans hair I look more like the bald version in Papillon after several months in the can. On a good day.

Who is your hero-heroine from outside graphic novels and comics?

The film makers Powell and Pressburger.

Warren Pleece latest book, Alby Figgs, is published in June 2014 from Blank Slate Books.


Warren Pleece is a British Graphic Novelist and comics artist who lives in Brighton, a great place to be for out of season seaside moodiness, country walks on the South Downs, a 50-minute train ride to London and a short hop to Europe.

He is the co-author of Montague Terrace and The Great Unwashed with brother Gary Pleece and the artist for Incognegro, with Matt Johnson, and Life Sucks with Jessica Abel and Gabriel Soria.

Other comics include Deadenders written by Ed Brubaker, True Faith, written by Garth Ennis and numerous titles for DC Vertigo and 2000AD.

Discover new episodes of Alby Figgs every first Friday of the month.

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