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Avery Hill Publishing reveal four new graphic novels for 2019

Avery Hill Publishing Titles - June - September 2019Avery Hill Publishing have announced details of four new publications for 2019 – new projects from Claire Scully and George Wylesol, and debut authors Shanti Rai and Scott Jason Smith.

As usual, the publishers of a terrific line in independent comics that also includes titles by Kristyna Baczynski, Tim Bird, Katriona Chapman, EdieOP, Rachael Smith and many other great talents have chosen to publish some challenging, intriguing-sounding titles well worth your further investigation.

Desolation Wilderness by Claire Scully - Cover

Desolation Wilderness
By Claire Scully
32 pages, full colour
Release date: 13th June 2019
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Desolation Wilderness is part of an ongoing project looking at landscape and memory – our relationship with the environment, effects we have on the world and space around us and in turn it’s profound affect on our own memory and emotions. Each of these landscapes is a starting point to a much bigger adventure that strives to answer the question of what lays beyond the horizon.

This book is the second part of a series that began in Internal Wilderness, Claire’s piece from 2016 that examined memory and imagination through visual ideas and explored the idea that within the space on each sheet of paper a world can be created either from a distant memory of a childhood holiday or from the desire to see parts of the world that for now are only dreamed about.

Claire Scully is a multi-disciplinary professional Illustrator / author / educator specialising in drawing. With a focus on pattern and line and how images are constructed through details and the importance of the minutia within visual language. In her own personal research and drawing practice she strives to answer the questions of ‘what lies beyond the horizon’ by looking at the notion of landscape, memory [individual and collective] and projections of the unknown. Find out more at www.clairescully.com

Sennen by Shanti Rai - CoverSennen
By Shanti Rai
100 pages, full colour
Release date: 13th June 2019
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Sennen’s life is mostly perfect – spending her days tending the fields in her idyllic village and her evenings with her beloved family, all tucked into the crook of a green and beautiful valley. And if it wasn’t for the masked figures descending from the hills with increasingly regularity to take their harvested food to deliver to their Gods, she’d have no worries at all. But when the demands for tribute strike closer to home, Sennen is forced to flee the paradise of her valley and venture into the home of the Gods to save her family and their way of life – only to discover that those we worship are not always what they seem, and the lives we lead are not always so simplistic after all.

Sennen, the debut graphic novel from exciting new British author and artist Shanti Rai, tells a timeless tale of adventure, and the discoveries we make as we explore beyond the boundaries of our childhood, into the uncertainty of the adult world.

Shanti Rai is an incredible illustrator and comics creator from London, who graduated from Camberwell college of Arts in 2017 with a degree in Illustration. She was one of Broken Frontier Six to watch for 2018.

“Rai’s work is notable for an accessible visual style, effective use of colour and an eye-catching sense of graphic design,” enthuses Broken Frontier’s Andy Oliver. “But it’s her understanding of that all-important language of comics that most drew me to her art – from her exploitation of page structure to enhance and underline narrative theme to her manipulation of panel-to-panel storytelling to play with pacing and the passage of time in her work.”

Find out more at www.shantirai.co.uk

Marble Cake by Scott Jason Smith - CoverMarble Cake
By Scott Jason Smith
108 pages, full colour
Release date: 13th June 2019
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Have you ever wished you could glimpse into the lives of strangers – those anonymous faces passed in the produce aisle of the local supermarket, those shadows lurking behind the closed curtains of their homes? Would you be surprised by the rich mixture of personalities, the strange habits and the unexpected insecurities? Perhaps like you they’re also baking blind, no recipe to follow. You might produce a perfect cake, or you might end up throwing the mix in the trash and starting again. And again. And again.

Marble Cake, the debut graphic novel from acclaimed British author and artist Scott Jason Smith, cuts a slice through everyday life and takes a bite out of the layers concealed beneath the icing, all told with the acerbic wit and keen eye of a truly exciting new creator.

Comic creator Scott Jason Smith‘s work has been exhibited in various London galleries, including Orbital Comics, and in Vienna. Find out more at scottjasonsmith.com

Internet Crusader by George WylesolInternet Crusader
By George Wylesol
100 pages, full colour
Release date: September 2019

Ever have one of those days where you’re talking to a smokin’ hot chick online and she turns out to be a robot working for an evil cult… and that hot chick sends a computer virus masked as dirty pictures… and that computer virus allows Satan to come through everyone’s computers and hypnotise them… but the family computer has parental locks on it so you don’t get the virus… and then God messages you to say you’re the only person on earth who can save human existence?

Anyway, that’s the set up for this part art book, part graphic novel and 100% true, deep dive into early internet culture from creator of Ghosts, Etc. George Wylesol!

“yo. ur abt to read 1 of the greatest storys ever told. its the story abt how i went on the internet and single handedly saved the world, killed the devil and made friends w god. i call this story Internet Crusader.” – BSKskator191

George Wylesol is an award-winning illustrator, designer and writer from Philadelphia, living and working in Baltimore. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, The Guardian, Die Zeit and many other places. Find out more at http://wylesol.com

• For more information about Avery Hill Publishing’s comics and creators visit www.averyhillpublishing.com

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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