With nearly 300 years of history, twenty eight writers and artists, and fourteen fantastical tales featuring unheralded characters and true events from the city’s fascinating history, Brighton: The Graphic Novel is a unique collaborative collection.

Featuring pioneering drag queens, doomed pleasure gardens, smugglers, arsonists, obsessed inventors, aspiring actors, corrupt policemen, cantankerous barbers, sea swimmers, hands of death and mysterious sea forces, the stories – complete with historical footnotes – will ensure that you never look at Brighton in the same way again…

As Bryan Talbot, 2013 Costa Biography Award winner who designed the cover and wrote the Foreword, says: “This is an original anthology of entertaining and intriguing tales, at times funny, chilling and poignant – a mixture of fact and fantasy, told in a wide and refreshing gamut of illustrative styles, but all firmly rooted in the history and culture of Brighton.”

Soft cover, 26.6 x 17.8 x 1.6 cm, 256 pages, full colour 

Hear from editor Tim Pilcher and writer Jim Holland about getting involved with the project.

Watch an animated video promoting the book by artist Angie Thomas.