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UK publisher Great Beast shuts down—but it’s for good reasons

While comics seem to be holding their own as an industry, with revenue generally up, there are a few folks on shaky ground, and 2014 saw a few casualties. One of them is Great Beast, the indie uUK graphic novel publisher run by cartoonists Adam Cadwell and Mark Ellerby. The imprint was sort of run as an "Image" like model, with Great Beast generally handling distribution for an emerging generation of UK cartoonists including , Robert M Ball, Dan Berry, Adam Cadwell, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Dan Cox, John Cei Douglas, Marc Ellerby, Isabel Greenberg, John Riordan and Rachael Smith. The reason for the shut down? Too much success basically. Ellerby had left running the publisher earlier in the year and Cadwell did not have the time to keep things going:

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The British comics scene is in one of the healthiest places it's ever been right now, with new projects coming from all angles, and...

The Beat’s Recommendations for Thought Bubble 2013

Next weekend - the 23rd/24th - sees Thought Bubble kick off once more, officially the best convention in the UK and therefore I would...

The Shortlist for The British Comic Awards 2013 Has Been Announced

The shortlist for the 2013 British Comic Awards ceremony has been announced, a list compiled by a number of critics, retailers and readers -...

Great Beast Announce New All-Ages Series from Isabel Greenberg

Wisely avoiding the press of San Diego, UK publisher Great Beast (who publish books by Adam Cadwell, Marc Ellerby and Robert Ball amongst others)...

Great Beast Comics Expands with Dangeritis, Hitsville UK and more

Great Beast Comics, the company set up by creators Adam Cadwell and Marc Ellerby, has been quietly building up a catalogue over the last...