Graphic novel goes on sale for Shelter

18 November 2011


Over 50 creators have worked in collaboration to produce Nelson, a graphic novel raising money for Shelter.

Published by Blank Slate Books, Nelson tells the story of a single character, Nel Baker, from her birth in 1968 to the present day.

54 creators took part in the project, including graphic novelist Posy Simmonds, Duncan Fegredo and other artists who have worked on projects for Marvel and The Beano.  Each took a single event or moment in Nel’s life, creating a novel that is told in yearly snapshots over decades of British history.

Profits from the first 4,000 copies of Nelson sold will be donated to Shelter, with retailers also being asked to donate a share of their sales. Blank Slate Books hope to raise a total of £10,000 for Shelter through the project.
Blank Slate publisher Kenny Penman said: “the UK comics scene is more vibrant than ever before, making now the perfect time for people to come together to aid the greatly important work that Shelter does in these difficult economic times”.

Copies of Nelson are available to buy now.

Blank Slate books will also be taking the book on tour, appearing at:

  • Thought Bubble Festival , Leeds – 19 November 
  • Saviles Hall, Leeds – 20 November 
  • The Cartoon Museum, London – 22 November
  • Gosh! Comics, London – 25 November

Find out more about Nelson on the Blank Slate Books website.