About

Stephen Collins is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Hertfordshire, UK. His work has appeared in many publications worldwide, and he has a weekly comic in The Guardian Weekend magazine. In 2013 Jonathan Cape published his debut graphic novel The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Of The Year award and an Eisner Award. His collection of strips Some Comics was published by Jonathan Cape in October 2014. He is currently working on his second graphic novel, which will be published by Jonathan Cape in 2017, and may or may not be called Bad Likeness,

The most up-to-date news about Stephen’s work can be found on his Tumblr and inspiration blog. He is also on Twitter.

2015: Nominated for Eisner award, Best Writer/Artist
2015: Nominated for Eisner award, Best Graphic Album (for The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil)
2014: Joint Gran Guinigi award for Best Graphic Novel (for La Gigantesca Barba Malvagia)
2013: 9th Art Award (for The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil)
2013: Shortlisted for Waterstones Book Of The Year (for The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil)
2013: Shortlisted for British Comic Award, Best Book (for The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil)
2012: AOI Images 2012 Gold Award for editorial illustration 
2010: Jonathan Cape/Observer Graphic Short Story Prize 2010
2008: The Society for News Design Award of Excellence for Feature Design
2008: Cartoon Arts Trust Best Strip Cartoonist

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Limited edition archival-quality prints are available to order through the shop.

Original artworks are also available for purchase. Please email to enquire.

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is available at all good bookshops – the US edition is available through Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Indiebound and Powell’s.

All international editions of Beard are available  through Amazon (UK, US, ES, IT, DE, FR).

In the UK I’d love it if you bought Gigantic Beard through the local bookshop network Hive, or Foyles, or the Guardian Bookshop, or the fantastic Gosh Comics or Forbidden Planet. These are all great shops, and way cheaper than you think.

Some Comics By Stephen Collins is available through Gosh Comics in London (limited edition bookplate copies) – contact them to reserve a copy. Signed copies are also available from Forbidden Planet London. Copies without bookplates or sigs are available from all good bookshops (why not try Foyles, who do free UK delivery) as well as online via Guardian Bookshop or the shop-local independent bookshop network Hive (seriously, you should give this site a go!). Or of course there’s always Amazon UK.

The Times, Pimm’s, BBC, Deutsche Bank, Jonathan Cape/Random House, Wired, L’Express, The Guardian, GQ, The Spectator, La Repubblica, Stolichnaya, FHM, Prospect, BBC Focus, The Independent, Radio Times, Evening Standard, Open University (and many more)