Newsletter #8

Welcome to the latest issue of our occasional newsletter. This time, we’d like to tell you about the brand new Issue Seven of New Escapologist, available now.

On The Lam

The theme of Seven is On The Lam and it celebrates the fugitives of history, the wandering bums, and travellers of all stripes.

It features two splendid interviews: one with Idler’s Glossary compiler Joshua Glenn; and one with stand-up comedian and purple Teletubby Dave Thompson.

We also have Reggie C. King on the life of Robert Walser; an escape kit designed by Robert Wringham; Neil Scott on what we can learn from Steve Jobs; Drew Gagne on the elasticity of ‘normality’; Tom Mellors on Hitch-Hiking; Bernice Murphy on apocalypse road-trip movies; Samara Leibner on Luke ‘Milquetoast’ Skywalker; and loads and loads more.

All illustrated by artists from Montreal, Brisbane, Lower Binfield, and Beyond.

It’s a one-hundred page monster and its out now. Buy your copy today.


We held a modest launch party for Issue Seven in Glasgow last week. Thanks to everyone who came and bought a copy.

Over in the new world, we’ll be selling New Escapologist at Expozine in Montreal on 17th and 18th November 2012. Expozine is the biggest indie media trade fair in North America and this will be New Escapologist’s third year in attendance. It’s free entry, so do come and see us if you’re in the area.

Issue Eight

It’s a tall order. It may even be impossible. But we’re hoping to have our eighth print edition out before the end of the year.

Just when you thought we’d fail our two-issues-per-year turnover, we wham one out at the last minute. Well, it hasn’t happened yet. But that’s the plan.

The theme (something of an antidote to Issue Seven) is Staying In. Pre-Order here.


By popular demand, New Escapologist is available in PDF format as well as print.

The pages of the PDF versions are identical to the print editions (sans cover) and should be readable on all the usual personal telephonic gimcracks.

Any electronic edition can be purchased individually but we also offer a bargain ‘complete works’ package.

(A similar package exists for print).

Visit the shop for details.

Big in Japan

Some of our work (Issue Six) has been translated into Japanese by Momoko Oda of the University of Bath. Full story here.


Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at

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