Founded in 2001, initially as a means to share the cost of comic conventions tables, Accent UK is a privately owned comic book publisher based in the United Kingdom.
Owners Colin Mathieson and Dave West started by producing annual themed anthologies, collecting the talents of the UK Independent Comic publishing community, along with guests from overseas. From there they moved on to produce self contained one-shots and on going series, winning an EAGLE Award in 2010 for Whatever Happened To The World’s Fastest Man?. In order to bring a professional look and feel to all of their products Accent UK have their comics and books designed by Andy Bloor.
Accent UK are regulars at Comic Conventions in the UK every year. Accent UK have also appeared at MOCCA (New York), Emerald City (Seattle), C2E2 (Chicago), KOMIKS.DK and Copenhagen Comic Convention (Denmark) and TCAF (Toronto).
One of the co-founders of Accent UK, Colin Mathieson is a writer and artist whose work has featured in many of our anthologies; including Return to the Asylum and Enter the Asylum. He is also the writer and artist for the Moments of Adventure collections. His main passion is historical fiction, with some of his work being featured in the National Army Museum's Society and the Army exhibit in 2017.
The other co-founder of Accent UK, Dave West is mainly a writer but can sometimes be convinced to pick up a pencil when he isn't working as a data architect. His work includes writing the Eagle Award Winning Whatever Happened to the World's Fastest Man? and Kia Wordsmith. His preference for all things strange is also seen in his own art with Robot Shorts and the quirky I Before E Except After W, That's Weird.
Andy Bloor is the designer of choice for Accent UK, with his striking style standing out on any table. Originally contributing as the artist for The Wolfmen and Fall of the Wolfmen, his talents for the visual arts shone. He has also worked on publications outside of Accent UK, including MI666 and Midnight Man.
If you want to support his work, please visit his store at Big Cartel.
Gary Crutchley is a regular artist and convention attendee. His talents are currently tied up with co-writing and illustrating the long running WESTERNoir series and he has also contributed to the Enter the Asylum and Return to the Asylum anthologies.
To find out more, visit his blog.
Matt Soffe is our regular colourist that has a unique style. His work can be seen in WESTERNoir and soon to-be released Zulu and has elevated both series to new levels. He has also worked for 2000AD and Rebellion, breathing life into all the projects he has worked on.
If you want to see more of his work, then have a look at his Instagram: @matt_soffe
The long-suffering daughter of Dave West, Jemma has been editing a number of Accent UK stories including Kia Wordsmith, I Before E Except After W, and V2A: The Wasteland Chronicles. She can often be found helping out at conventions or helping out with this website.