Preview: Avery Hill Publishing’s 2017 line-up – Deep Space Canine, Goatherded, Ghost etc. and Something City

bigcartel_headerIt’s been a great year for those fine folks at Avery Hill Publishing, thanks to titles like Artifical Flowers and The City Insdie. And 2017 is looking to continue that trend as they have 4 great new books coming, including a new collaboration with the Comic Book Slumber Party. We take an early look at their eclectic new range for the new year.

Comic Book Slumber Party’s Deep Space Canine

Avery Hill have joined forces with comics powerhouse Comic Book Slumber Party to publish Deep Space Canine – the next instalment of the British Comic Award nominated CBSP series.

Life in space can be tough – and when you’re balancing a hydro-herb habit, mysterious intruders and an impending reunion, things get even tougher.

Luckily, Space Commader greasy is not alone, and with the help her best robot pal, Cybernetic Unit Normally for Troubleshooting, she (and her ship) might just get though the next 24 hours in one piece.

Edited by Hannah K Chapman, with cover art from Katrina Chapman and contributions from Lucy Haslam, Lize Medding, Honey Paras, Becca Tobin, Alice Urbino, Beth Wood and Jenn Woodall, Deep Space Canine explores strange new world, discovers wild new civilisations, and solves the age old problem – what to do when you’ve lost your best pair of knickers.

Goatherded by Charlo Frado

A boy. A strange planet. The urge to step out of the boundaries and explore. To fly. To ascend.

But what happens after ascent? What happens when you land? And what happens when you find yourself in a place where your dreams are no-one’s but your own?

Charlo Frade is an illustrator and writer born in Miami, Florida. In 2014 he received the Society of Illustrators Honors Award for Illustration.

Ghosts, Etc. by George Wylesol

Ghosts, Etc. is a collection of strips from illustrator and designer George Wylesol. His work deals with environments, his “characters” are objects or abstract shapes. He has self-published various comics and zines including The Rabbit and Worthless, which are featured in this collection along with a new comics, Ghosts.

George Wylesol is an illustrator/designer/writer from Philadelphia, living and working in Baltimore.

Something City by Ellice Weaver

Something City is an exploration of modern day living through representations of the lives of different groups of people in an imagined place. Segregated communities of young people, elders, fanatics, techies and the religious live side by side, interweaving and cohabiting in a city they build around themselves.

Beautifully composed establishing pages introduce us to each group before we’re taken through a short journey insider each of their worlds. Stunning artwork and wry, odd and moving stories come together to produce a book that is as much an inspired work of imagination as it is an examination of what is important, unique and also universal, about the cities we live in today.