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 to be a curated digital graphic novel and comics app for iPad featuring intelligent, entertaining, life-enhancing storytelling at its best – and to provide the best browse, buy and read experience on the planet.
Avery Hill, whose titles we’ve regularly plugged, specialise in working with the best new talent around, as well as providing a home for personal projects by some of the finest, established creators.
“We know SEQUENTIAL are exactly the right partner for us to enter into the digital arena with as they’re as committed as we are to giving readers the best experience possible. They provide a cutting edge digital platform for the greatest comics around, and we’re honoured to have our titles join them,” commnented
Ricky Miller and David White, the Co-Publishers, Avery Hill Publishing.
“We’re really delighted to welcome Avery Hill to SEQUENTIAL,” enthuses Chloë Pursey, the Editorial Director at SEQUENTIAL. “Their eclectic, engrossing, lovingly-produced titles represent some of the very best of the UK small press scene and we’re thrilled to be able to present their books in exciting new digital versions.
Readers can download the free SEQUENTIAL App from the App Store, and check out these titles from Avery Hill at 50% off print price:
The Beginner’s Guide to Being Outside by Gill Hatcher
Megan is a 14-year-old girl who lives in Manchester with her mum and stepdad. Like most teenagers she is entirely reliant upon technology, until a family trip to the Scottish highlands reconnects her with nature and helps her to find solace during a turbulent time in her home life.
Days by Simon Moreton
A collection covering Moreton’s comics output from 2011 and 2012, including three out-of-print issues of his acclaimed ongoing autobiographical series SMOO, and ten strips created for anthologies, including one previously unpublished piece.
Grey Area I-III by Tim Bird
Exclusive to SEQUENTIAL, a collection of the first three issues of Tim Bird’s Grey Area series (Issues 1 and 2 are out of print) featuring a brand new cover by Bird.
“This is beautiful work,” opined Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International of the book, “Bird creating images that sit there and demand the reader ask questions, images that look gorgeous yet also demand that the reader engage.”
Maleficium by EdieOP
The story of Huxley Leighton-Lomax; an aspiring wizard who should know better than to feed the dark forces that lurk in the corners of his home. Will Huxley know enough magic when it’s up to him to save the day?
• SEQUENTIAL Website: http://www.sequential.cc
• Avery Hill Website: www.averyhillpublishing.com
• Avery Hill page on SEQUENTIAL: http://store.sequential.cc/catalogue/publisher/avery_hill/44
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.