Ouroboros by Ben Newman

Following on from our interview with NoBrow and Creative Review’s nomination by Grant Parker as ones-to-watch in the next 30 years, we thought we would see what new publications are in the cannon.

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Not ones to rest on their laurels, they have launched the new 17×23 intiative which is a new graphic short story project to help talented young graphic novelists tell their stories in a manageable and economic format. The hope is that, while the series encourages artists to write noe off stories, 17×23 can act as a springboard for more ambitious projects.

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An example of this would be Ben Newman’s beautiful, disturbing and at times heartbreaking Ourobos. Printed with 4-spot colours and heavily stylised, the book tells a story of love, death and revenge centred around the mythical beast of the books title being a serpent that east it’s own tale. All this makes it sound a much heavier read than you would expect, but what you have is a nice edition to this exciting project that we cannot wait to see  what comes next. (buy your copy of Ouroboros HERE)

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