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New ComicPopUp Brighton revives indie comic creators cooperative ideas to sell comics

ComicPopUp Brighton - Landscape

ComicPopUp Brighton is a new event happening on Saturday 13th May 2017, a one-day small-press/art comics shop that’s part of the Brighton Artists Open House Festival. Selling comics to comics readers and a whole new audience in a family-friendly pizza pub, with all sales money going to the creators, its a great idea where creators don’t even need to book ... Read More »

Avery Hill gains further bookstore distribution with Turnaround

Avery Hill Publishing Logo

Independent publishers Avery Hill – the South London with a strongly independent ethos whose titles we’ve regularly plugged here on downthetubes – has just agreed a distribution deal with Turnaround Distributors, who have been distributing books into the UK and overseas markets since 1984. This is yet another significant step on the road for this much-admired small publisher, and a further indication of the ... Read More »

In Review: Grey Area Our Town by Tim Bird

Grey Area Out Town - Cover

By Tim Bird Published by Avery Hill Publishing ISBN 9781910395240 Published on 1st October 2016 32 pages, full colour, 210x297mm The Story: Our Town is Tim Bird’s follow-up to From the City to the Sea, which won Best Comic at the 2015 British Comic Awards. The focus in this instalment turns to remembered places. Memories from childhood, relationships with those ... Read More »

Avery Hill Publishing’s Spring 2016 Releases Revealed

Art Flowers by Rachael Smith - Panels

The ladies and gentlemen of the mighty Avery Hill Publishing have announced their Spring 2016 line up – and it is looking like one of their best batch of books so far. These new books are getting a release on the annual Free Comic Book Day in London, which takes place on 7th May this year. Avery Hill have some big ... Read More »

British Comic Awards Shortlist announced, Beano artist Dudley D. Watkins enters “Hall of Fame”

British Comic Awards Hall of Fame: Dudley D. Watkins

After many, many months of planning, reading, more reading and even more reading the team behind the British Comic Awards have just revealed the nominees for 2014/15, selected from the Longlist of titles provided by the reading public, publishers and the creators themselves. The BCA committee have decided the following titles and creators listed below represent the very best, and indeed the diversity, of British comics ... Read More »

In Review: Over the Line, an introduction to comics poetry

Over the Line Promo

Sidekick Books has just published Over The Line, an introduction to comics poetry edited by poet and comics editor Chrissy Williams and comics artist Tom Humberstone, a project that has earned high praise from the likes of Alan Moore, who described the project as a “spine-tingling moment when two attractive and sophisticated forms, both admired for their rhythm and sense of timing, eye ... Read More »

Even More Announcements from Avery Hill Publishing

Reads Volume Two Issue 3 - Cover

    Avery Hill are at it again. After last week’s announcements of another four books due for release in 2015, they have just announced a further series of books that are in their busy schedule. Reads – Volume 2, Issue 3 The cover for this book (as above by Eleni Kalorkoti) is one of my favourite of the series ... Read More »

Avery Hill joins SEQUENTIAL, offers “Grey Area” exclusive from Tim Bird

The Beginner's Guide to Being Outside by Gill HatcherSNIP

  SEQUENTIAL and British independent comics and zines publisher Avery Hill Publishing have just announced the launch of a number of Avery Hill comics and graphic novels as digital editions, exclusively available via the SEQUENTIAL app for iPad, a platform which is proving manna from heaven for fas of great British independent comics, some of them hard to find. SEQUENTIAL was created ... Read More »

Avery Hill Publishing – A Great Year

The lively Avery Hill Christmas Party at GOSH London on 5th December 2014. Photo: Antony Esmond.

    Remember those days of the small press scene when you would turn up at Bristol and it would be the same small press and indie comics for sale year in and out? Well, “No more!” shout the mighty Avery Hill Publishing who (at my count) put out more than a dozen quality books in the last year. Run ... Read More »

Cup of O – Avery Hill Publishing

Avery Hill Summer Party - Simon Moreton, EdieOP & Gill Hatcher (below) - David White, Avery Hill's Printer, who I cannot find a name for, Owen D. Pomery & Ricky Miller (Above)

    A good few months ago now I went to a fantabulous launch event at the everglorious Orbital Comics in London for independent publishers Avery Hill. Their books are uniformly beautiful and the event was as enjoyable as it was incredibly bloody warm. I managed to chinwag with the Avery Hill bosshogs David White & Ricky Miller and even ... Read More »

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