Proper Go Well High – Oliver East  Proper Go Well High is the second book by Manchester comic artist Oliver East. Following on from his ‘breakout’ book Trains Are…Mint this book sees Oliver further adventuring out on walks from Manchester until he reaches Liverpool, recording the many things that pass us by in everyday life. Part travel book, part diary, Oliver manages to capture both the beauty and problems of this part of the country whilst passing some social and political comment as he goes. Told in a series of beautifully composed panels this is a step forward for the artist and another leg up the path of critical acclaim for the new British comics.  Trains are… Mint was nominated for the 2008 Ignatz award (recognising outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning) and Oliver was the cover and booklet artist on the Mercury award winning Elbow album “The Seldom Seen Kid”.  What people are saying about Trains are…Mint and Oliver East:      “Oliver East picks his readers out of their easy chairs and makes them follow him on his modest travels, experiencing the world as he does, seeing what he sees, sharing with them in that unadorned, curious voice. As long as he continues to ask me along I’m not sure I ever care if I figure it all out.”     - Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter      “Sometimes a book just catches you perfectly; you fall into its sweet spot and are overwhelmed by it. So it is with Trains Are…Mint. It’s a spectacular success. Oliver East’s Trains are…Mint is one of the most intriguing, complicated, difficult, strange and altogether wonderful books I have read in a long, long time. Yet when you attempt to describe it the first thing that comes to mind is to label it as a simple travelogue. But East obviously loves what he’s doing, loves the simple pleasures of his walk and his time just observing and it shows on every glorious page.”     - Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet Blog      “Oliver East walks. When he’s done, he draws. In Trains Are…Mint, he walks and draws Manchester to Blackpool along the train tracks. It all seems terribly English and quite refreshing. East contributes walking not as a rural idyll, but a meditation on the other side of the tracks. He focuses on train stations and apartment blocks, trash-strewn alleys and scrawled graffiti. The results are oblique and intoxicating.”     - Bill Randall, The Comics Journal Berlin And That – Oliver East  Oliver East has made the act of walking the starting point for a practice that ends as a comic book.  Berlin and That is his third book in the series Trains Are…Mint; it sees the artist walking from Berlin’s Alexanderplatz to Frankfurt (Oder) on the Polish border, keeping as close to the train line as he can without trespassing. From memory the journey is then documented with each A3 page being exquisitely rendered in ink and watercolour, recording the mundane and ordinary, the beautiful and extraordinary. For this project Oliver then gave one page each to his friends, artists and non-artists, musicians and pro-drinkers alike, to alter as they please – a total of 52 people collaborated on the book.  Contributing Artists include: Scott Alexander, Gareth Brookes, Chris Butler, Stanley Chow, David Cochrane, Rachael Davies, Joe Devlin, Jenny Discombe, Malcy Duff, Nick Dunn, Clare East, Stuart Edmundson, Dave Garner, Andrew Gannon, Guy Garvey, Annie Gibson, Pete Gilfellon, Tony Gilfellon, Andy Glynn, Liam Guy, Andy Hargreaves, Matthew Houlding, Dean Hughes, Steve Hunt, Emma Jay, Pete Jobson, Karen Jupp, Mia Kiuru, Stuart Kolakovic, Laurence Lane, Gavin Macdonald, David Mackintosh, Steve Manford, Jim Medway, Miquel Navarro, Darren Newman, James O’Hara, Natalie O’Hara, Lee Patterson, Katie Popperwell, David Price, Magnus Quaife, Maeve Rendle, Jarek Salata, Katel Sevellec, Richard Shields, Sarah Thompson, Chris Thorpe, Steven Tillotson, Daniella Watson, Graham Watson, Jo-anne Wright and Emma Unsworth.      “…East has produced a great, affecting, thought-provoking book. A worthy successor to Trains Are… Mint,”     - Stephen Betts on Proper Go Well High on the Comics Influx site.