Avery Hill Publishing have released details and preview pages of Swear Jar, their new book by Abe Christie who is the latest exciting emerging creative voice from the small press scene to join the AHP roster. I first encountered Abe’s work a few years back in the Parallel Lines anthology that was published by the londonprintstudio interns in 2012 and showcased the likes of Jade Sarson (who would go on to win the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition), Merlin Evans, Shamisa Debroey, Lily-Rose Beardshaw, and Susan Yan Mach.
AHP’s Ricky Miller and David White always have an excellent eye for up-and-coming talent and their recent output has included work from EdieOP, Alex Potts and the soon to be published debut graphic novel from comics-superstar-in-the-making Tillie Walden. Abe Christie looks set to be a fine addition to that list.
You can pick up Swear Jar at the Crouch End Comic Art Festival where it will be launched on Saturday or from their online store (link below).
Press release below.
Avery Hill Publishing today proudly announce the final details of Swear Jar, a collection of the comics work of breakout UK creator Abe Christie, to be released on the 6th June 2015 and launched on the same day at the Crouch End Cartoon Art Festival.
Swear Jar collects a series of short comics created between 2014 and 2015, covering Abe’s chief flirtations with neurosis and mundanity. One of the most talented creators to come out of the UK small press in recent times, Abe’s work in Swear Jar attempts to keep a gentle humour, whilst querying the value of having a nemesis, dealing with failed friendships, and musing on the inconveniences of finding oneself radioactive and powerless, all the while maintaining his distinct narrative voice and line.
Printed across 40 full colour pages, Swear Jar is Abe’s first fully published comics work, and heralds the start of what is destined to be an outstanding comics career. Abe Christie is a cartoonist and former art student based in London. He spends his days working a dead end job where he dreams of other lives he might have lived, then attempts to live them in comic form.
Swear Jar is available to order now from the Avery Hill shop.
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