We're excited to announce that Myriad has acquired the highly anticipated new graphic novel by GP and comics artist Ian Williams - we couldn't wait to share their press release.
The Lady Doctor is the follow-up companion volume to Ian’s critically acclaimed debut, The Bad Doctor, about the life and times of rural GP Iwan James.
The Lady Doctor focuses on one of Iwan’s fellow doctors, 40-year-old Lois Pritchard, who is balancing her career as a Genitourinary Medicine specialist with a disastrous romantic life as well as a momentous decision regarding her estranged mother. Myriad’s Creative Director and Graphics Editor, Corinne Pearlman, bought World rights to The Lady Doctor from Kirsty McLachlan at David Godwin Associates and Myriad will publish in 2018.
‘From the moment we see Lois nipping out of the back of the surgery for a fag, we know we will get a good story!’ says Corinne Pearlman. ‘Ian has a lightness of touch and a wonderfully sly sense of humour that cuts across any worthiness of his achievement in the world of graphic medicine. He knows his comics and he loves to communicate using all the tools of his craft. We’re in for a treat.’
Ian Williams is also the author of ‘Sick Notes’, a weekly strip which appears in the Guardianchronicling the trials of the NHS. He has an international following as the founder ofGraphic Medicine, a network of comics artists creating stories about health, and is series editor of Penn State University Press’s Graphic Medicine imprint, which publishes the US edition of The Bad Doctor.
The Bad Doctor has attracted widespread acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and been celebrated with a range of award nominations. Highly Commended at the 2015 British Medical Association Book Awards in the Primary Health Care Category, it was also shortlisted for the Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize and longlisted for the British Comic Awards (Best Book), where Ian was longlisted in the Emerging Talent category.
Myriad is an independent publisher of fiction and graphic books based in Brighton, with a graphics list that has quickly become established as one of the most characterful and thought-provoking in the UK.