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Metroland #4 by Julia Scheele and Owen Pomery

Metroland #4 https://buff.ly/2lhICI7 is a 52-page, Double-Sized, Full Color, Fantasy Comic written by Ricky Miller and illustrated by Julia Scheele and Owen Pomery. Covers by Julia Scheele. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.

This is the final issue of the first arc of the fantasy comic Metroland! Pop stars are dying, the world is coming to an end and everything seems to lead back to a forgotten seventies musician called David Bowie in this fantastical tale of music, friendship, and sadness.

This is a wonderful, twisting story full of complex relationships and alternate realities. The story takes you on a journey through a music rich world filled with electric dreams and illustrated with bright, colorful, and interesting characters! You can visit Metroland at https://buff.ly/2lhICI7 and get the complete Metroland issues 1-4 at https://averyhillpublishing.bigcartel.com/product/metroland-1-to-3-special-offer

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The Great North Wood by Tim Bird

The Great North Wood http://www.averyhillpublishing.com is a 68-page, full color, comic written and illustrated by Tim Bird. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.

Tim Bird beautifully illustrates a captivating tale of woodlands that have been shaped over years by the people that have inhabited the area. But, just as the people have influenced the woods, the woods have cast their own spell over the people. Throughout this intriguing story Tim brilliantly describes in both word and picture how nature and people have been molded by time and circumstance in this place. Going back to a time when the area of Southern England was forest covered, to the present day of scattered trees among the urban sprawl, Tim spins an informative history lesson complete with interesting facts, characters, and lasting impressions.

You can take a walk through The Great North Wood with Tim Bird and Avery Hill Publishing at http://www.averyhillpublishing.com  and find more from Tim at http://www.timothybird.co.uk

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Review: It’s Cold in the River at Night by Alex Potts

It's Cold in the River at Night

It’s Cold in the River at Night https://buff.ly/2zE1I4f by Alex Potts, 112 pages (digital version), full color. Published by Avery Hill.

Carl and Rita rent a river house on stilts in a remote area of Western Europe. As the river rises below and dark clouds form above them, they struggle with their individual pursuits and relationship. Rita embraces the isolation as a welcoming atmosphere that will allow her to complete her thesis. Carl becomes irritated by boredom and seeks out meaningful experiences to fill his time and define who he is. Along the way each must contend with others that enter their lives and with their often blurred intentions.

Alex Potts spins an intriguing tale about self-discovery and relationships set against the harsh backdrop of nature. The writing convincingly explores a troubled relationship, giving believable voices to unique characters. The art broadens the characters’ personalities through strong facial expressions and body language. The colors used throughout It’s Cold in the River at Night also contribute to the cold and bleak backdrop the weather and environment play in the story.

You can find It’s Cold in the River at Night at https://buff.ly/2zE1I4f and see more from Alex Potts at http://www.alexanderpotts.com/search/label/comics and more from Avery Hill Publishing at http://www.averyhillpublishing.com/

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Ismyre by B. Mure

Ismyre http://www.averyhillpublishing.com is a mystery/fantasy, all ages, 72-page, full color comic written and illustrated by B. Mure. Published by Avery Hill. Release date: 7th October 2017 (Bristol Comic and Zine Fair).

Ismyre tells the story of a lonely animal person sculptor living in a city full of other animal people. Some of the people have magical powers, some do not. The main character agonizes over a big project he has been commissioned to do for the city and while trying to work out the details meets a woman with strange powers. Meanwhile the Prime Minister seems to only be concerned about appearances while eco anarchists are setting off explosions of flora, tough kids are roaming the streets, and people are going missing!

The writing unfolds smoothly ensuring the story is easy to follow and maintains a steady pace as the plot becomes more complicated. The main character, Edward, is quickly established as a somewhat lonely and detached guy, while other characters are introduced to more clearly define Edward’s world and bring the reader effortlessly into this fantastical land! The artwork is composed of simple line drawings filled with bright contrasting cool and warm watercolors. The combination of colors, line work, and brushstrokes give Ismyre a busy look that fits in perfectly with the story and city setting!

Find Ismyre at the Bristol Comic and Zine Fair and online at http://www.averyhillpublishing.com and find more from B. Mure at http://www.bmurecreative.co.uk