SelfMadeHero is the UK’s leading graphic novel publishing house. We are proud to publish ground-breaking and beautiful work by authors and artists from across the globe. As well as championing the very best British creators, SelfMadeHero is home to some of Europe and North America’s finest graphic novelists, from David B. and Frederik Peeters to Scott McCloud and Bryan Lee O’Malley.
Highlights from 2016 include:
An Olympic Dream by Reinhard Kleist, which tells the story of Somali Olympian Samia Yusuf Omar;
Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie by Anne Martinetti, Guillaume Lebeau and Alexandre Franc;
and Munch, Steffen Kverneland’s landmark graphic biography of the great expressionist painter.
Highlight Of the Comiket
Steffen Kverneland: Munch
An extraordinary and inventive Graphic Biography, Steffen Kverneland’s Munch explores the relationships and obsessions that drove the artist behind ‘The Scream’.
Using text drawn from the writings of Edvard Munch and his contemporaries, this extensively researched and beautifully drawn graphic novel debunks the familiar myth of the half-mad expressionist painter – anguished, starving and ill-treated – to reveal the artist’s neglected sense of humour and optimism.
Born out of a life-long fascination with all things Munch, Kverneland’s award-winning seven-year project is the funniest and most entertaining portrait yet of a complex man and a pioneering artist.
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Munch will be The Observer‘s Graphic Novel of the Month,
with a review running on 8th May 2016, so do keep an eye out for that!