Independent British graphic novel publishers Avery Hill have released an astonishing sampler of the first eight pages of each of their books on Gumroad.
Running to over 450 pages of comics goodness, it’s a great way for you to start a want list from and a great way to support the publisher at the moment by donating on the basis of What You Think Its Worth or What You Can Afford.
Avery Hill is a London-based publishing company that has helped a wide range of terrific aspiring creators reach their potential – and home to the geniuses that the mainstream has yet to recognise.
Their canon includes psychogeographical mappings, eco-anarchist wizards, boat-shaped coffins, an all-female/non-binary construction crew (in space), a bad canine named Greasy, and much, much more.
While you’re on Gumroad, you might also want to check out the digital editions of books such as Grey Area by Tim Bird and The Rabbit by Rachael Smith and The End of Summer by Tillie Walden, among others.
Their line-up currently includes work from Kristyna Baczynski, Tim Bird, Gareth Brookes, Katriona Chapman, Abraham Christie, Comic Book Slumber Party, Charlo Frade, Jazz Greenhill, Gill Hatcher, Luke Healy, Daria Hlazatova, Seekan Hui, Mike Medaglia, Simon Moreton, B. Mure, EdieOP, Owen Pomery, Alex Potts, Elizabeth Querstret, Julia Scheele, Claire Scully, Rachael Smith, Matthew Swan, Steve Tillotson, Donya Todd, Tillie Walden, Ellice Weaver and George Wylesol.
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.