The best strips (so far) from the best new cartoonist (maybe).
Stephen Collins is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first book, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, was published by Cape in 2013. Praised by the likes of Raymond Briggs and described as 'a future classic' by the Observer, it became the first graphic novel to be shortlisted for Waterstone's Book of the Year and won the Edinburgh Festival's inaugural 9th Art Award. Stephen previously won the Jonathan Cape/Observer Graphic Short Story Prize. His work has appeared in many publications worldwide, and he contributes regular comics to the Guardian Weekend and Prospect magazine. He lives near Hertford with his wife and son. For up-to-date news and work, visit www.colillo.com
The outstanding title this year is Stephen Collins's Some
Comics... Collins is a young man already equipped with the
mordant gloom and brutal cynicism of the career cartoonist, and
this is a fine first collection. * Spectator *
Perfect single page distillations of 21st-century life. And they are hilarious... There truly is something for everyone * Creative Review *
Ridiculously funny, damn clever... really well crafted. * Forbidden Planet Blog *