More Local Comics Talent Than You can Shake a Stick at!!


Here at ICE Brighton we are very proud to put the spotlight on the huge wealth of local comics talent featured within our star studded guest list this year.

Following on from our other local guest announcements we are delighted to confirm that renowned comic creators Hannah Berry and Joe Decie will be appearing at the expo.


Hannah Berry is a comics creator, writer, illustrator and podcaster and author of the freshly-published media satire Livestock. This is her third graphic novel with Jonathan Cape after Adamtine and Britten & Brülightly, which was translated into four different languages and chosen as part of the official selection at Angoulême in 2010. She does a weekly cartoon strip for the New Statesman, worked on a section of the collaborative dystopian graphic novel IDP:2043 with Pat Mills, and is one half of the podcast No YOU Hang Up. She has taken part in festivals and exhibitions around the world and has produced comics for numerous publications including, most recently, 2000AD.

Here’s what some people you may have heard of said about Hannah’s new book  “Livestock” published by Johnathan Cape:

livestock-cover“As sharp and scathing as The Thick Of It, Hannah Berry’s third graphic novel takes a savage axe to the rot at the corporatised, spin-doctored, amoral heart of British democracy. The result is stunning, gripping and terrifyingly truthful. It is also very, very funny.” – Neel Mukherjee

“Engaging and timely, a rich brew of celebrity, menace, media-spin and human cloning.” – Posy Simmonds

“Uneducated, pliant, easy to control – that’s how our rulers want us. But in Hannah Berry’s dark tale of celebrity and corporate greed, the people have other ideas. A parable for the Trump era.” – Paul Mason

“A savage and satirical read.” – Pat Mills

“As sharp as Taylor Swift’s marketing team, Berry slices through the info-celeb news nexus. Bloody funny, incredibly astute.” – Denise Mina


Our next Brighton local, Joe Decie, has been drawing comics and sharing them on the internet since the 15th of January 2008. Both his books The Accidental Salad and The Listening Agent were nominated for Best Comic at British Comic Awards. He’s worked in the US with Retrofit and Hic And Hoc, and in France for Editions Delcourt’s anthology Papier. His new graphic novel Collecting Sticks is published by Jonathan Cape.”
Collecting Sticks is a graphic novel about a family glamping trip. (It’s like camping, but much more expensive.) Loosely based on actual events, but sometimes veering unexpectedly into fantasy, the story plays with the challenges nature presents to city folk as they forage for berries, get stuck up a tree, make perilous encounters with stinging wildlife, compete to build the best fire and discover the importance of finding good sticks. Also, it rains. It’s about the human desire to get back to nature. Or to return to childhood and hit things with sticks.



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