Jamie McKelvie (“one of the major new talents of the decade” — Warren Ellis) has a new solo graphic novel Suburban Glamour. It’s based on his own Malvern, Worcestershire, childhood…
“a story about two punk kids living in a dead end town, growing up and trying to discover what kind of people they are and what they want to be. A lot of it is based on my experience as a teenager.”
In this normal West Midlands small-town of ‘Lanbern’, the tedium takes very strange turns at times, and gets a bit Penda’s Fen-ish. Like ghosts of imaginary friends, the faery-world intruding into the High Street, and bizarre dreams and… well, we’ll have to read it.
“…easily the most beautiful-looking comic this side of Frank Quitely” — Comics Daily.
“As someone who directly identifies with growing up, bored out of your mind, in a quiet little Midlands town where society effectively stops catering for you between the ages of 14 to 35, I find a vast portion of the opening issue almost too familiar.” — Noise to Signal.