Avery Hill Publishing are delighted to present Grey Area Issue 2, by artist and writer Tim Bird.
“Much has been written of travel, far less of the road.” – Edward Thomas, The Icknield Way
Titled ‘The Old Straight Track’, Grey Area Issue 2 is a tribute to the Great British Motorway System. A narrative created by constantly moving across tarmac. A biography on roads. A spiritual journey through the sacred service stations of the country. A meditation of traffic jams.
Following on from the best-selling Grey Area Issue 1 (although unrelated narratively), Tim’s second issue further establishes a unique voice and vision in British comics, as he explores the mysterious connection between electricity pylons and standing stones. Lines painted on roads. Roads drawn on maps.
Grey Area Issue 2 is printed in A4 size, and consists of 28 black and white pages, with a silver [...]
Having had such a great time at the Sheffield Zine Fair and DIY Cultures, we decided we wanted more, and that more would be the Spring Comica Comiket. The Autumn Comiket was fantastic with lots of cool artists drawing live and being projected on a big screen and soundtracked by some excellent music. We met some great people, sold a lot of “stuff” and launched issue one of Grey Area to an adoring public, complete with a signing by Tim Bird! For this Spring Comiket we’re ecstatic to tell you that Tim has completed issue two of Grey Area and so we’ll be launching that here, again with a Tim Bird signing! I’ve been lucky enough to see an advance copy and can tell you that it’s possibly even better than issue one, which, if you’ve seen it (and if not why not, hmmm?) you’ll know [...]
And lo they did deliver the next issue of their comics anthology, Reads. Perfect bound and glossy to the max, with more content than you can shake a particularly large stick at and room enough within to swing a cat in each hand if you’re so inclined. We’re calling this the best issue yet and by some distance. Marvel at the stunning cover by Coleen Campbell! Take pause for a moment of melancholic nostalgia from Tim Bird! Thrill to the penultimate action-packed edition of Hilary Harper from Steven Horry and I! Be scared out of your tenuous wits by the Wallace siblings! Get moist with anticipation at our preview of a new comic by Owen Pomery coming from AHP soon! Become even more confused by my epically mysterious life work, Metroland! Freak out as Luke Halsall and Staticgirl prove they can read your mind! And [...]