News: Avery Hill Publishing announce 2019 line up

It’s been an incredibly strong year for Avery Hill Publishing in 2018, with critically acclaimed books like Follow Me In, The Great North Wood and On A Sunbeam joining their already stellar line up on titles. With 2019 just around the corner, we’ve had a sneak peak at some of the books scheduled for release in the new year and it looks set to continue their strong pedigree of interesting and exciting titles from new creators as well as new work from some familiar names.

Desolation Wilderness By Claire Scully

The follow up to 2016’s Internal Wilderness see Claire Scully continue to explore notions of landscape and memory with her unique world of thoughtful landscapes. Avery Hill describe it as follows:

“Desolation Wilderness is part of an ongoing project looking at landscape and memory – our relationship with the environment, effects we have on the world and space around us and in turn it’s profound affect on our own memory and emotions. Each of these landscapes is a starting point to a much bigger adventure that strives to answer the question of what lays beyond the horizon.

This book is the second part of a series that began in Internal Wilderness, Claire’s piece from 2016 that examined memory and imagination through visual ideas and explored the idea that within the space on each sheet of paper a world can be created either from a distant memory of a childhood holiday or from the desire to see parts of the world that for now are only dreamed about.”

Release date: 13 June 2019

Sennen By Shanti Rai

A new creator for us, but based on the cover images this looks to be another really interesting and very stylish read. Avery Hill describe it as:

“Sennen’s life is mostly perfect – spending her days tending the fields in her idyllic village and her evenings with her beloved family, all tucked into the crook of a green and beautiful valley. And if it wasn’t for the masked figures descending from the hills with increasingly regularity to take their harvested food to deliver to their Gods, she’d have no worries at all. But when the demands for tribute strike closer to home, Sennen is forced to flee the paradise of her valley and venture into the home of the Gods to save her family and their way of life – only to discover that those we worship are not always what they seem, and the lives we lead are not always so simplistic after all.

Sennen, the debut graphic novel from exciting new British author and artist Shanti Rai, tells a timeless tale of adventure, and the discoveries we make as we explore beyond the boundaries of our childhood, into the uncertainty of the adult world.”

Release date: 13 June 2019

Marble Cake By Scott Jason Smith

The book we are most intrigued by as it is the cover which shows the least of what is in store. So here are some words from Avery Hill:

“Have you ever wished you could glimpse into the lives of strangers – those anonymous faces passed in the produce aisle of the local supermarket, those shadows lurking behind the closed curtains of their homes? Would you be surprised by the rich mixture of personalities, the strange habits and the unexpected insecurities? Perhaps like you they’re also baking blind, no recipe to follow. You might produce a perfect cake, or you might end up throwing the mix in the trash and starting again. And again. And again.

Marble Cake, the debut graphic novel from acclaimed British author and artist Scott Jason Smith, cuts a slice through everyday life and takes a bite out of the layers concealed beneath the icing, all told with the acerbic wit and keen eye of a truly exciting new creator.”

Release date: 13 June 2019

Internet Crusader By George Wylesol

And finally we have the return of the unique voice of George Wylsol. We really enjoyed his book Ghosts, Etc. and so it’ll be fascinating to see what this new book is all about.

“Ever have one of those days where you’re talking to a smokin’ hot chick online and she turns out to be a robot working for an evil cult… and that hot chick sends a computer virus masked as dirty pictures… and that computer virus allows Satan to come through everyone’s computers and hypnotise them… but the family computer has parental locks on it so you don’t get the virus… and then God messages you to say you’re the only person on earth who can save human existence? Anyway, that’s the set up for this part art book, part graphic novel and 100% true, deep dive into early internet culture from creator of Ghosts, Etc. George Wylesol!

“yo. ur abt to read 1 of the greatest storys ever told. its the story abt how i went on the internet and single handedly saved the world, killed the devil and made friends w god. i call this story INTERNET CRUSADER.” – BSKskator191”

Release date: September 2019

You can find out more about these books and the rest of the Avery Hill catalogue at averyhillpublishing.com