Welcome to GREAT BEAST, home of the UK’s best independent comics and creators!
Great Beast aims to provide the most fun and creative stories to as wide an audience as possible. All of our titles will be creator owned and professionally self published; these are comics brimming with passion and imagination.
Great Beast is a banner for like minded creators who want to get their work to every person who wants to read it, regardless of format or location.
- We want to build a new audience of comic readers. We’ll make comics aimed at a wide range of ages, including children and teenagers.
- We make comics that aren’t afraid to be funny and are proud to be cartoony. Our comics will be brimming with pop culture, but still retain their heart.
- We don’t think ‘pop’ is a dirty word.
- We will put as much thought into production values as any other publisher to make the best printed books possible.
- AND we fully embrace digital distribution. We want you to read our comics in the format you want to read them.
Great Beast was founded in April 2012 by Adam Cadwell and Marc Ellerby.
Great Beast takes it’s name from the very first Monster In My Pocket released in 1990 because we thought it sounded cool.
You can find some of our titles at the following retailers
Orbital Comics, London
Page 45, Nottingham
Plan B Books, Glasgow
OK Comics, Leeds
Travelling Man, Manchester, Leeds, York and Newcastle
Forbidden Planet, Leeds
Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham
Millennium Comics, Warrington and Northwich
Dead Head Comics, Edinburgh
Waterstones, Lakeside Thurrock.
Eggs, Milk, Butter, London
A list of submission guidelines can be found on our Submissions page.