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Hi, we are Create the Break, a group of 14 talented up and coming West Midlands-based artists who aspire to work in the world of comics and graphic novels.

Run by Comic Creative Catalyst - a group founded by John McCrea, Laura Howell and Clare Downes in 2017 - Create the Break has been meeting regularly since June for session with internationally renown figures from the UK comic industry.

Guest tutors have included comic industry legends from all sorts of fields such as Mark Farmer, Dave Gibbons and Asia Alfasi. Along with John and Laura, they have mentored us on the ins and outs of story telling, structure, layout and all aspects of comic books, to help us to develop our own individual styles.

We have decided to produce a group anthology to showcase our style and talent to the world.

The Anthology will include an original Cover drawn by John McCrae as well as 14 original stories drawn and written by each of one us from Create the Break. Whether you are into superheroes or sci-fi, manga or indie, we’re sure there will be something you’ll love, something to challenge your preconceptions, and something that could make you try a whole new genre.

Check out the links on our Kickstarter page to see the rewards we’re offering. From preview digital downloads and a priority hard copy, your name in the anthology, signed prints and even whole self-published bonus comics, we hope there will be something to tempt you as a big thank you for your contributions.

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