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Review: The Black Project

October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Black Project Gareth Brookes. Myriad Editions. I first saw The Black Project when Brookes self-published the first part as a comic. Now it’s sitting in front of me as a finished, impressively thick graphic...

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Stripped at the Book Festival: Gareth Brookes

August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

As regular readers will know we are very excited about Stripped, the major comics strand at this year’s prestigious Edinburgh International Book Festival in August. Over the next few weeks leading up to the world’s...

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Best Cover EVER? – Gareth Brookes

April 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Next up for the task of  picking that favourite cover is Gareth Brookes, a name familiar to readers of the FPI blog for his very enjoyable, very eclectic comics (see here, here, here).  Brookes recently won the First Fictions –...

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Gareth Brookes’ new graphic novel The Black Project, winner of the First Fictions prize back in January 2012, is nearing completion and heading for a possible September 2013 release from Myriad Editions. Gareth will be...

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Dropped onto his own personal desert island this week, with naught but his 8 favourite comics and a solitary luxury, we have Gareth Brookes. We’ve looked at many of Gareth’s comics over the last few...

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And so we reach the final of our themed guest Director’s Commentary posts (where we give creators a space to talk us through their work in their own words). Bryan Talbot was so complimentary about...

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First Graphic Novel winner announced

January 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

As part of the First Fictions literary festival at the University of Sussex this weekend Myriad Editions (publishers of Rumble Strip among others good graphic works) had the First Graphic Novel competition. As we mentioned...

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Gareth Brookes and Julia Homersham have come up with a cunning plan…. “There are many reasons to start a distro, in my case it was because I’d thought of a really good pun. And so...

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The Black Project

July 7, 2011 | 1 Comments

The Black Project 1 By Gareth Brookes This latest short comic from Gareth Brookes is a different little thing – produced using images made with lino-cut block printing and embroidery and text added directly onto...

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Sherlock Holmes vs Skeletor

September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sherlock Holmes vs Skeletor by Gareth J Brookes Self Published Do you really need me to tell you that this is funny? Surely the idea alone and that cover should tell you that? And it’s...

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