Sarah Burgess and Rebecca Burgess are both full-time illustrators, both living in Bristol, and both obsessed with comics!

They have been creating their own work within the small press community for over 10 years. Both artists have printed and completed a mixture of short stories and long running series. Their art styles are very different, but both artists have a passion for focusing on story telling and characters within their work, and tend to work with traditional medium.

Who Is Sarah Burgess?

Sarah likes to combine imaginative page layouts with expressive art work to help create emotional stories. She has contributed towards several comic anthologies across the small press world, most recently the One Beat Zines anthology, and Comic Book Slumber Party Fairy Tales. Her personal projects tend to put an emphasis on characters and drama- her most recent comic Brothers Story focusing on family relationships with a fantasy setting, and her completed series The Summer of Blake Sinclair exploring the friendships between a group of uni students.

Who Is Rebecca Burgess?

Rebecca enjoys making clear pacing and exaggerated characters to bring out the most within her comics. She contributed to the WW1 themed To End All Wars anthology, and has worked with various publishers including The Beano and The Phoenix. She has an interest in history and other art forms that runs throughout her personal comic work, and likes to combine these themes with strong characters and emotional stories. Her most recently printed short comic, Letters to England, combines the life of a real music composer with a fictional story. Her long running series, Strangers and Friends, mixes Indian folklore with every day drama to make a comic with social commentary.

Highlight Of the Comiket 

Rebecca Burgess: Strangers And Friends

The small town of Wootton Bassett begins to be haunted by a series of mysterious and horrific murders.

Hemu, a shy and geeky new comer in town, becomes an obviosu target for the local community to point their finger at—he does have his fair share of secrets!

But what secrets are the other locals hiding?

Part one of a two voulme comic, about the peculiar prejudices and customs of small communities, with a hint of social commentary and a sinister splash of fantasy-horror!

Strangers And Friends comics by Rebecca Burgess | Comica Comiket Spring 2016
Brother's Story, comics by Sarah Burgess | Comica Comiket Spring 2016

Highlight Of the Comiket 

Sarah Burgess: Brother’s Story

Brother’s Story is a fantasy drama comic set in a small village surrounded by a forrest. for generations, people have told a tale about a monster that lives in the forrest to keep them away.

But is this story really all it’s cracked up to be? Two Brothers, a scientist with a thirst for knowledge and a young wanna-be adventurer go into the forest to find out.

This story is about family, addiction, and the dangers of curiosity.

From Strangers and Friends by Rebecca Burgess | Comica Comiket Spring 2016
From Strangers and Friends by Rebecca Burgess
From Strangers and Friends by Rebecca Burgess | Comica Comiket Spring 2016
From Strangers and Friends by Rebecca Burgess
From The Understudy' by Rebecca Burgess | Comica Comiket Spring 2016
From The Understudy' by Rebecca Burgess
From 'The Little Mermaid' by Sarah Burgess, | Comica Comket Spring 2016
From 'The Little Mermaid' by Sarah Burgess,
Talk! Silent comic by Sarah Burgess, | Comica Comiket Spring 2016
Talk! Silent comic by Sarah Burgess,
From Brother’s Story by Sarah Burgess. | From Brother’s Story by Sarah Burgess. | Comica Comiket 2016
From Brother’s Story by Sarah Burgess.
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