Breakthrough Initiative: Our Time


By Michael Lightfoot, Danny Christie, Abbigayle Bircham, Hannah Hodgson

SKU: 978-1-908030-38-2 Categories: ,

If you would prefer digital, Breakthrough Initiative: Our Time is available at the following places:


This ground-breaking anthology, commissioned by The Lakes International Comic Art Festival (in conjunction with Arts Council England and The Wellcome Trust Fellowship), showcases some of the newest and most exciting talents emerging in British Comics today.

Dealing with prejudices around disabilities; fantastical takes on climate change activism; exploring mental health issues in a multicultural society; and romance in a post-Brexit world, this collection of diverse and disparate comic creators reveals the myriad of voices and experiences across contemporary Britain.

Each story not only provides a unique perspective, but is illustrated with distinctive and accomplished artwork, giving a fascinating insight to four very different points of view. Heartbreaking, enraging, illuminating, amusing, and impassioned, Breakthrough: Our Time thoroughly entertains while challenging perceived beliefs.

“…My thoughts and emotions [have been] profoundly affected by the[se] unique and heartfelt narratives.”

—Dave Gibbons, from his foreword.


Cover by John McCrea and Jack Davies.