Exclusive: Writer, artist, and filmmaker Chris Shepherd’s debut graphic novel, “Anfield Road” launches from Titan in September

Writer, artist, and filmmaker Chris Shepherd’s debut graphic novel, Anfield Road launches from Titan on 10th September 2024, and has already gained praise from early readers.

Writer, artist, and filmmaker Chris Shepherd’s debut graphic novel, Anfield Road

Described as a graphic novel “full of heart, soul and wit” by screenwriter and producer Jesse Armstrong (Succession, Veep), Anfield Road depicts a beautiful coming of age story centered around growing up in the working-class dynamics of Merseyside in the late 1980s.

It’s one for fans of emotional stories about family and ambition, set in the rich history of Liverpool.

As Conor Sterling is about to turn 18, he wrestles with the tough choice to go to art college or look after his sick, dominating grandmother? While life seems to move faster, he falls for a West-Indian girl who his grandmother disapproves of. Conor is torn between doing the right thing for him or submitting to the will of his crazy grandmother.

What follows is a funny and poignant coming of age story set in Liverpool in 1989. The land of The La’s, the Hillsborough disaster and Findus Crispy Pancakes.

Chris Shepherd is an artist, writer, filmmaker and British comedy legend. He’s done everything – from the 43rd World Stare-out Championships with Paul Hatcher for BBC’s Big Train comedy sketch show, to working on music videos for Reverend and the Makers, Holly Johnson, Lambshop (as HeCTA), and The Wave Pictures. He also worked to create animations for BC Camplight, Sara Pascoe, Nathan Barley et al.

Anfield Road is on sale from 10th September 2024 in bookshops, comic shops and digital.

Pre-order now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million and Forbidden Planet for UK (Affiliate Link) | ISBN: 978-1787743731 | AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

Author/Illustrator: Chris Shepherd
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hardcover, 272 pages, FC, $24.99
ISBN: 978-1787743731
On sale: 10th September 2024

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