Coming Home is a new anthology comic sharing true stories of UK military veterans’ mental health. The stories have been devised working online with a group of veterans living with complex mental health issues, such as PTSD, Moral Injury, Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and depression.
The process of adapting often traumatic stories into comics has been a therapeutic process for our veterans group over the last year. The work invites each veteran to develop their own narrative, and work with a professional cartoonist to realise it as a finished story.
Coming Home Issue 1 has a beautiful double-spread painted cover by comics legend Ian Kennedy. Ian’s career in comics spanned seven decades, and he produced much-loved work for Dan Dare, 2000AD and over 1300 painted covers for Commando comic. Poignantly, our cover is also the final artwork Ian completed before his death in February 2022 at the age of 89.
Issue 1 features artists Keith Page (Commando), Mike Donaldson (The Broons, The Dandy), Emma Vieceli (Breaks, Supergirl), Casey Raymond (Zine maker), and Clark Bint (Heavy Metal, Killtopia). The Coming Home logo was created by Richard Starkings (Comicraft).
Find out more and how to order your copy on the re-live website.