Avery Hill Publishing are delighted to announce the release of “Infrastructure”, by illustrator and comic creator Tim Bird (Grey Area, It’s A Bird’s Life), the latest instalment in our AHArts line.
Based in his bold, distinctive line style, married to his fascination with the hidden or ignored treasures of London, Tim has documented elements of the capital’s transport infrastructure, as informed by his own explorations and travels within the M25.
The result is seventeen beautiful illustrations rendered in a distinct and vibrant colour pallet, coupled with Tim’s thoughts and reasons for choosing each subject. Printed in full colour across forty pages in square format, the first print of “Infrastructure” is limited to an edition of 100, each numbered and signed by the artist, and available from the Avery Hill online shop.
Avery Hill Publishing are delighted to announce that we are working with Simon Moreton (SMOO, Grand Gestures) on a collection of his work spanning the period 2011-2012.
Andy Oliver (Broken Frontier) recently described Simon as “quite simply…one of the most important and intelligent creative voices in current U.K. small press comics.”
The collection will gather together for the very first time work from his minimal, reflective autobiographical ‘zine SMOO and other comics and stories published in hard-to-find anthologies. It will also include a new essay from Simon covering his unique approach to his work through the period.
The collection is scheduled for an April release, with more details coming soon.
I’m incredibly proud to announce that Seasons by Mike Medaglia and The Festival by Jazz Greenhill made it into the Broken Frontier top 10 small-press publications of 2013! Congratulations to everyone else on the list as well, particularly Owen Pomery (of our very own The Megatherium Club infamy) and Simon Moreton, both of whom you’ll be seeing a lot more of around this neck of the woods in 2014!
Read the article on the Broken Frontier site HERE.
2013 really was a big year for the UK indie publishing scene and lists like this are great for shining a light on some gems that you may have missed. With no real comics industry existing in this country, self/micro/indie publishing is a vital outlet for creators who might otherwise have been lost to the art form. In many ways it’s what the UK has always done best (you [...]