Posted by Will on 5th Jan 2024

Barking Launch Party With Lucy Sullivan

We're so happy to have Lucy Sullivan for the launch of Avery Hill's Barking here on Thursday 29th February 2024, from 7-9pm. It's especially meaningful since the pandemic meant we had to cancel a launch party with Lucy back in 2020. We're setting things right in 2024 now that Barking has found a new home with Avery Hill publishing.

Barking is Lucy's impassioned debut graphic novel of a grief-striken Alix battling her inner demons. Here are some words about it from publisher Avery Hill:

"A year after the death of her friend, Alix’s depression and grief still hound her in this personally-inspired graphic novel.
Loopy . . . cuckoo . . . stark raving. . . .

When the depression and grief Alix feels over the death of her friend overwhelm her, she’s institutionalized. But inside a psychiatric ward, things don’t get better for her – now she has nowhere to get away from her rapidly-spiraling thoughts. As Alix navigates disinterested attendants, group therapy, and isolation, she must build herself a new equilibrium and tame the black dog of her depression.

Inspired by her own struggles with mental health, Lucy Sullivan tells a powerful, emotional story about the problems that sometimes overwhelm us all – and the failures in the mental health system we depend on."

Barking will be launching here on Thursday 29th February 2024, from 7pm. You can pre-order a signed copy from our website for mail-order or collection by clicking the link here.

Keep up to date with any updates over on our Facebook event page.