Myriad Editions is now established as one of the most thought-provoking and characterful lists in the UK.
Myriad’s graphic novels bring together a distinctive and diverse selection of unconventional viewpoints, controversial opinions, new voices and new ways of seeing.
We publish some of today’s most exciting cartoonists, complementing the topical, contemporary focus of our fiction and atlas lists.
And our biennial First Graphic Novel Competition is committed to providing publishing opportunities for debut authors.
This year we have published Will Volley’s exposé of door-to-door selling, The Opportunity
‘a fine example of Brit noir’–Teddy Jamieson, Scottish Herald
Henny Beaumont’s graphic memoir about bringing up her daughter with Down’s syndrome, Hole in the Heart:
‘a masterclass in the sorry and joy of being human’–Meg Rosoff
Jade Sarson’s exuberant For the Love of God, Marie! winner of the 2014 First Graphic Novel Competition:
‘a beautifully individual and dreamlike succession of fun and filth’–Woodrow Phoenix
They join Woodrow himself, Gareth Brookes, Darryl Cunningham, Kate Evans, Una, Ian Williams, Nicola Streeten, and forthcoming authors Kate Charlesworth, Paula Knight and Sarah Lightman, to form a list that pushes the boundaries of the graphic novel.
Highlight Of the Comiket
Myriad Editions: The Opportunity
Will Volley’s graphic novel concerns Colin is an ambitious door-to-door salesman on the verge of ‘making it’ as the owner of his own sales office. And the future is looking good.
But when the terms of his promotion change without warning, we see how the relentless focus on positive thinking – in the face of exploitative management, pay and conditions – leads to delusion, vulnerability, failure and, finally, human tragedy.
Set amidst the rain-lashed estates of southern England, The Opportunity is a modern-day Death of a Salesman: a darkly disturbing, stylish and compelling character study, set to become a classic of graphic noir.
‘A masterly graphic novel debut’ –David Lloyd
‘A great contemporary story and a powerful drama that reminded me of Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross‘ –Jake Arnott