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Knockabout Comics is a UK publisher and distributor of underground and alternative books and comics.
Knockabout grew out of Hassle Free Press, the UK publisher of Gilbert Shelton's Freak Brothers and Fat Freddy's Cat titles as well as British work from creators such as Hunt Emerson and Bryan Talbot and importer and distributor of underground comics. They have published works by Robert Crumb, My Troubles With Women, R. Crumb Draws the Blues, R. Crumb's America. In the 1980s 14 issues of the eponymous Knockabout anthologies were produced.
They currently have a diverse catalogue of titles and, with Top Shelf, have co-published volume three of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, whose previous installments were published by Wildstorm, Vertigo and America's Best Comics, all of which are imprints of DC Comics.
Titles published include:
- Outrageous Tales from the Old Testament (by Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Dave McKean, Hunt Emerson, et al.
- From Hell (by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, trade paperback)
- Bolland Strips (by Brian Bolland, 2005, ISBN 978-0-86166-150-3)
- A Disease of Language (adapted by Eddie Campbell, from Alan Moore's "The Birth Caul" and "Snakes and Ladders" with interview from Egomania Magazine, hardcover, 160 pages, 2006, ISBN 0-86166-153-2)
- Yesterday's Tomorrows: Rian Hughes Collected Comics (by Rian Hughes, 256 pages, 2007, ISBN 0-86166-154-0)
- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume III (by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, 2009)