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Spring 2016 Releases Out Now!

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A City Inside by Tillie Walden

Shifting between the everyday and the surreal, A City Inside recounts one woman’s life from childhood home, to the first love that she will never forget, to the creation of the idea of herself that she can grow old with and the home that she can grow old in.

Walden’s follow up to the lyrical I Love This Part is a poetic exploration of the process of growing older; the journey towards finding out who you are and building a life for yourself.

It is a universal story of how we don’t just come-of-age once, but many times throughout our lives.

56 black and white pages with colour covers, 165mm x 210mm.

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Artificial Flowers by Rachael Smith

Siobhan has left her hometown to try to start a career as an artist in trendy East London. Thanks to the financial support of her family she’s able to assume the lifestyle of a successful artist without having ever sold a painting.

She desperately needs an exhibition but no one seems particularly interested in her work. When her little brother Chris’s anti-social tendencies resurface, he’s sent by his parents to stay with her as part attempt at rehabilitation, part banishment.

Soon the two discover a way in which they can help each other; they just need to keep it a secret from their parents, Siobhan’s girlfriend and the London art scene…

In the first ever “Smithverse” crossover, fan favourites Chris (I Am Fire) and Siobhan (House Party) unite for a graphic novella about the frustrations and rewards that come from the ways that we choose to express ourselves.

88 full colour pages, 168mm x 239mm.

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Parsley Girl: Carrots by Matthew Swan 

Parsley Girl is having a tough day.

She’s just had a tooth taken out by her super weird dentist, her best friend Margiotta Moonshine might be stuck in her mundane decorating job forever, her Robot Thomas is feeling obsolete, and there’s a mysterious puppy watching her every move.

So it couldn’t be a worse time for a magical portal to open in her kitchen, allowing hordes of vegetable villains intent on vengeance to invade her village!

Join PG and her pals as they seek to save the day and themselves in Matthew Swan’s all-new Parsley Girl adventure!

36 full colour pages, 168mm x 239mm.

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Reads Vol.2 #4 by Various

Reads Volume 2 #4. 4 stories, in 4 parts over 4 issues, and now in full colour!

Featuring stories from Tim Bird, Luke J. Halsall, Ricky Miller, EdieOP and Owen D. Pomery, and with an incredible cover by Eleni Kalorkoti.

It’s time for the final instalment of the latest incarnation of Avery Hill’s anthology showcase, Reads!

To kick things off is another terrifying modern fairytale from EdieOP, featuring The Night-Time Ice Cream Man… you’ll never eat ice cream after midnight again…

Next up is the last part of Miller and Bird’s exploration of the life of Alfred Hitchcock and the History of Film; this instalment focuses on his ‘British Thriller Sextet’ and leaves him on the verge of his triumphs in Hollywood.

Owen Pomery delivers the final showdown between The Megatherium Club and their scientific rival Othneil Charles Marsh. It of course involves childish swearing and nudity.

Ending this issue is Halsall & Bird’sThe Bullpen, a tale of professional betrayal featuring characters not at all based upon the three main architects of the Silver Age of comics.

All this comics goodness is wrapped up in another stunning cover by Eleni Kalorkoti; probably the greatest run of covers to grace any comics ever?! You decide!

36 full colour pages, US comic format.

New Titles For The First Half of 2016!

Avery Hill are proud to announce the first half of our 2016 publishing schedule!

Firstly, a new addition to our AHArts collection:

Internal Wilderness by Claire Scully
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South London illustrator Claire Scully’s first book takes us on a journey through an internal narrative – an evocative nighttime exploration of an imaginary world with the only observer being the brilliant full moon. Claire Scully is known for her nature-based illustrations which suggest folklore and myth; here she creates bold, graphic landscapes which encompass mountains, rivers, villages, woods and immense starry skies.

Then from AHComics:

Artificial Flowers by Rachael Smith

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Smith’s follow-up to the coming of age fantasy, The Rabbit, is the story of a young woman living in London, trying to start her career as an artist with the financial support of her family. When her little brother’s antisocial tendencies resurface, he’s sent by his parents to stay with her as part attempt at rehabilitation, part banishment.  In the first ever “Smith Universe” crossover, fan favourites Chris (I Am Fire) and Siobhan (House Party) unite for a graphic novella about the frustrations and rewards that come from the ways in which we choose to express ourselves.

Parsley Girl: Carrots by Matt Swan

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Parsley Girl is having a tough day. She’s just had a tooth taken out by her super weird dentist, her best friend Margiotta Moonshine might be stuck in her mundane decorating job forever, her Robot Thomas is feeling obsolete, and there’s a mysterious puppy watching her every move. So it couldn’t be a worse time for a magical portal to open in her kitchen, allowing hordes of vegetable villains intent on vengeance to invade her village!

Join PG and her pals as they seek to save the day and themselves in Parsley Girl: Carrots, Matthew Swan’s all-new adventure from Avery Hill.

 

A City Inside by Tillie Walden

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Shifting between the mundane and the surreal, A City Inside recounts one woman’s life story, from childhood to adulthood. An exploration of the process of growing older; the journey towards finding out who you are and building a world that you can live in. A City Inside was recently featured in the Guardian’s list Comics and graphic novels to look forward to in 2016.

Also released in the first half of the year will be issue 3 of Metroland and issue 4 of our ongoing anthology Reads. Watch this space for more news on the second half of our 2016 schedule later in the year!

Tim Bird’s Grey Area Wins Best Comic at the British Comic Awards!!!

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We’re massively proud of Tim for his achievement in winning Best Comic of 2015 at the British Comic Awards for Grey Area: From the City to the Sea.

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Tim was the first person to ever approach us about contributing to our anthology, Tiny Dancing, back when we had just started out, and Grey Area 1 was the first book we ever published that was entirely by a single creator.

The journey that took our creative relationship with Tim from there to here, in just a few years, is one of the things we’re proudest of in our history to date.

Congratulations Tim!

We’ll now hand over to the man himself as we print his acceptance speech in its entirety.

Firstly – thanks to you Adam and all the team at the British Comic Awards. Its a real honour to be selected for this award, and it genuinely means an awful lot to me. The work you’re doing in supporting British comics is hugely important, and I’m sure has contributed to the growth of the comics scene over the last few years. For me personally, seeing self-published, and small press comics being taken more seriously, and and being considered alongside well-established publishers has been a great inspiration.

I’d like to say a massive thank you to Avery Hill Publishing for all their support. They do an enormous amount of work behind the scenes – from help preparing pages for print to promoting and selling the comics at conventions. An extra special thanks to Dave, my editor from Avery Hill, who literally went the extra mile on From The City To The Sea, and walked with me form Upminster in London to Southend-On-Sea, which formed the basis of this comic.

A quick thanks to my wife, April, who puts up with me drawing in the evenings and at weekends when I should be spending time with the family. I’d like to share this award with you -you’ve helped make it possible – thank you!

Thanks again to the organisers and judges of this years awards. I hope events like this help raise the profile of comics in the media, and draw in new readers. Thanks!

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