Catalyst, a graphic novel anthology of short stories from established artists—including Asia Alfasi, Catherine Anyango Grünewald, Sonia Leong, and Woodrow Phoenix—aims to reflect up-and-coming new voices and the diversity and wealth of talent in the UK comics scene.
Collecting stories from a range of artists of color across the United Kingdom, this comics anthology unites their voices under a single theme: catalyst. The contributors have each written and drawn an eight-page story that explores ideas of reaction and transformation. Edited by TV writer and comics editor Ayoola Solarin, this provocative, intriguing, and revelatory anthology invites readers to consider the situations, people, and events that might accelerate change in their own lives and in our society as a whole.
In one story, the accidental witnessing of a horrific scene turns a regular day into a nightmare; in another, the truth of what it really took to put a man on the moon is revealed. From tales of misplaced memories to battles with the id, Catalyst offers a look at the consequences of big and small acts alike.
“Strong and eclectic . . . This is the sort of thing we need a lot more of.” —Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the Scott Pilgrim series and Seconds
“Filled with new and vibrant work . . . Catalyst truly lives up to its title in every way possible.” —John Jennings, illustrator of Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation