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Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Great Beast Comics launches titles by Marc Ellerby, Adam Cadwell
Great Beast Comics has announced the release of their first two graphic novels, Ellerbisms by Marc Ellerby and The Everyday by Adam Cadwell.
Ellerbisms is the story of a relationship told in pictures through the autobiographical comics of Marc Ellerby.
Ellerbisms catches a glimpse into the life of a young couple, their highs and lows, their sighs and LOLs. Collecting more than 200 original strips from the cult web-comic plus an additional 30 pages of brand new material exclusive to this handsome softcover edition.
- first conceived back in 2007 - has had write ups by Wired Magazine and The Guardian as well as
receiving praise from notable comic industry professionals such as Warren
Ellis and Kieron Gillen.
Since graduating with a First Class Honours in Illustration from the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Marc has illustrated comics and work for a number of clients as well as
actively pursuing self initiated projects. His comic work has been
recognised by bodies such as the Young Adult Library Services of America
and the Harvey Awards and Eagle Awards.
In addition to Ellerbisms, his comics work includes Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter (also published by Great Beast).
Adam Cadwell's The Everyday cherishes the fleeting moments of our day to day to create an honest and hilarious portrait of modern life and the many little miracles and mysteries within. With crisp black and white artwork, keen observations and humble humour, Cadwell captures the minutiae of life we can so easily miss, a comic strip at a time, over 4 years of his life.
This hardback book collects all 200 comic strips from the acclaimed web-comic for the first time, at the size they were drawn and includes an introduction by the artist.
Based in Manchester, cartoonist, illustrator and storyboard artist Adam Cadwell also publishes his slacker vampire series Blood Blokes (an Eagle Award nominee 2012) through Great Beast. In June 2012 he launched the British Comic Awards, a national award to recognise important works and talent in the thriving UK comics culture.
Cadwell himself was one of the 54 British artists chosen for the Eisner nominated, graphic novel anthology Nelson, published by Blank Slate.
Cadwell’s comic work has been published by Jonathan Cape, Image
Comics, Blank Slate Books, We Are Words + Pictures and Solipsistic Pop.
His illustration work has also appeared in magazines such as MOJO and
Great Beast - takes its name from the very first Monster In My Pocket released in 1990 because the team thought it sounded cool - was founded in April 2012 by UK based cartoonists Adam Cadwell and Marc Ellerby to provide fun and creative stories to as wide an audience as possible. All of their titles are creator owned and self published to a professional standard; these are comics brimming with passion and imagination.
Both books, as with all Great Beast releases, are available digitally too and the web site not only offers the opportunity to buy some great books but tie-in merchandise.