The New Self Publishing

Great Beast is a group of independent comic creators self publishing their work to a professional level. We make fun, poppy, accessible, entertaining stories to be enjoyed by a wide age range however you like to read them. All of our titles are available in print and digitally. These are comics straight from the artists who make them, brimming with passion and imagination.

  • 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. The group takes its name from the very first Monster In My Pocket released in 1990 because we thought it sounded cool.

We are not currently accepting Submissions. Sorry.

You can find some of our titles at the following retailers


Gosh! London
Orbital Comics, London
Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London
Travelling Man, Manchester, Leeds, York and Newcastle
Chorlton Bookshop, Chorlton, Manchester
OK Comics, Leeds
Page 45, Nottingham
Waterstones, Lakeside Thurrock, Bluewater, Southend, Basildon, Ilford, Romford.
Millennium Comics, Warrington and Northwich
Gnash, Devon
Plan B Books, Glasgow
Dead Head Comics, Edinburgh


The Beguiling, Toronto, Canada.
Wooden Bird Comics, Beijing, China.