Saturday, 31 December 2011


A special treat for New Year's Eve. Extra large scans of the covers of BRUTE!, the creation of author Malcolm Bennett and illustrator/co author Aidan Hughes. Words and images were uncompromising,  crude and as bold as a set of brass monkeys. Men are MEN! and women are, well, I'll let this sample speak for itself...

Now, that's what I call literature. I believe the series ran for 7 issues from 1984 - 1987. The collected version is available on Amazon. Here are scans of covers for issues 2 - 7:

And if anyone knows where I can find issue 1 (see below), let me know!


  1. Hello, I have a copy of the above mentioned book, it is a reprint by Sphere Books published in 1897. I see that you say above the you have never seen a copy since, and I have searched the web and can not see a copy either. Please give me some info as I look to sell my copy which is in good condition by has aged through the years. I had no idea it would be a collector item when I first had it so did not keep it in mint condition...shame.

  2. The book you mention is the reprint that collects all the original issues of BRUTE! Not sure if the reprint is worth anything. I would hang onto it if I were you.

  3. Just to let you know that (1) Titan Books are reprinting the entire collection in 2015 and (2) Aidan Hughes is co-author as well as illustrator of BRUTE! There appears to be a concerted campaign to negate Hughes' literary contribution to the title and the Woodspeak language.

  4. That's great news. I will also amend the entry to include Aidan Hughes as co-writer (I had no idea). SORTED!