Avery Hill Publishing, Broken Frontier Best Publisher Award winners for 2020, have announced six books coming this year and it’s another cracking line-up of returning artists and new names. A collection of Tillie Walden’s graphic novellas and short stories will kick off their year which also includes new work from AHP stalwarts B. Mure and Lizzy Stewart.
New to the line-up is Karen Shangguan whose practice we spotlighted here at BF back in 2019 when our Ally Russell Shields interviewed her here ahead of that year’s ELCAF. Also included is Clio Isadora who has featured a number of times at BF, most notably for her comic Is It Vague in Other Dimensions?, and the UK small press scene’s greatest unrecognised genius Lord Hurk who has also had multiple BF mentions, most recently for his Affordable Amazement anthology with a host of European indie and alt talent.
More details in the press release below.
Alone in Space – A Collection
Out 10/06/2021 (UK) – 06/07/2021 (USA)
A collection of Tillie’s three longform comics with Avery Hill: I Love This Part, The End Of Summer and A City Inside. Plus the early sketches, short comics for magazines and webcomics such as What It’s Like To Be Gay In An All-Girls Middle School that shot her to fame on both sides of the Atlantic and have never been collected before.
Out 19/08/2021 (UK) – 24/08/2021 (USA)
A collection of sketches and poetry comics from Vancouver artist Karen Shangguan.
Lights! Planets! People!
Lizzy Stewart and Molly Naylor
Out 23/09/2021 (UK) – 28/09/2021 (USA)
An adaptation of Molly Naylor’s play about a renowned scientist who is undergoing catastrophes in her work and personal life. Molly Naylor is an award-winning writer, performer and director and creator of Sky One comedy After Hours.
Lizzy Stewart is an award-winning artist and writer, and creator of Walking Distance which came out from Avery Hill in 2019.
Methods of Dyeing
Out 07/10/2021 (UK) – 12/10/2021 (USA)
A new book in the quiet, fantastical Ismyre series by Bristol-based creator B. Mure. Mure continues to expand the Ismyre universe, this time with a detective story!
Out 21/10/2021 (UK) – 26/10/2021 (USA)
Down on the Riviera a famous sculpture has been stolen and the local police force are out of their depth – can a vast cast of local heroes, such as ‘King Gianthead Fighter Policeman O.X.’ or ‘Danny Kildare the Space Priest’, help solve the crime or will the thieves get away with their prize?
Told through the twisted creative lens of Hurk, Jinx Freeze is a heist story unlike any you’ve read before!
11/11/21 (UK) – 16/11/21 (USA)
A semi-autobiographical comic about being bi-racial and working class whilst struggling to finish the final year at a prestigious London art school. From exiting new Manchester-based artist Clio Isadora.