The Islanders is a story in several parts. It’s the story of teenage couple Amy Mason and Eddie Argos who, in the late 1990s, went on holiday to the Isle of Wight. Thirteen years on, this story was turned into a lo-fi musical at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe starring both Eddie and Amy, with prose by Amy (now a writer and performer), lyrics by Eddie (now the lead singer in Art Brut) and music by award-winning folk musician Jim Moray.
Now, having garnered fantastic reviews including this one from The Skinny and this one from BroadwayBaby, we are delighted to announce that The Islanders has been brought to the page by artist Steve Horry and Nasty Little Press and is available to buy now from the NLP shop.
Far from being the simple re-telling of a teenage holiday, The Islanders is about how we experience and then remember the world around us. As innovative as its stage equivalent, it’s told in prose, in song lyrics, in comic panels and in postcards from Eddie and Amy, addressed back in time to their younger selves, and is already getting great reviews. We are incredibly proud of The Islanders and can’t wait for you all to read it; it’s funny, bittersweet, refreshing and moving.