Author: Oliver East
Design & Publication: Oliver East
Manchester Museum
Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Publication Date: Apr 2016
Format: Paperback (210mm x 148mm)
Perfect Bound
Printing: Lithograph
Category: Graphic Novel
Limited Edition


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~ • Synopsis • ~

In 1872, Maharajah, an elephant bought by Belle Vue Zoo at auction in Edinburgh, refused to board his train to Manchester. Lorenzo Lawrence, his trainer, offered to walk him home. All two hundred and twenty miles. This is their story, beautifully told in ink and watercolour.

Oliver East is an artist and author currently living in Manchester.  He has exhibited in New York, Vancouver, London and Edinburgh. Previous publications include: Trains Are… Mint (Ignatz Prize nominee), The Homesick Truant’s Cumbrian Yarn, Swear Down and Proper Go Well High. His artwork adorned the Mercury Music Award winning LP – The Seldom Seen Kid.


~ • Praise for Take Me Back to Manchester • ~

“Oliver is taking on a legendary tale linked closely to the local landscape which is certain to capture the imaginations of people of all ages whether they are into comics or not. It promises to be memorable, especially with an elephant involved! and to tell this amazing story in a way only comics can do.
Julie Tait – Director of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival

“You should ALL be aware of East by now.”
Richard Bruton – Forbidden Planet

“Oliver East’s hazy, dreamlike psychogeographical walking diaries have been a long-time favourite at Broken Frontier.”
Andy Oliver – Broken Frontier

“Don’t miss this take on an old, but seemingly un-ending, tale.”
Susie Stubbs – Creative Tourist