Over three months of 2021, eight exceptional and emerging comic-book artists have been mentored by four established graphic novel creators. Catalyst is the result. Born of SelfMadeHero’s 12-week Graphic Anthology Programme, this collection presents pieces from mentors Asia Alfasi, Catherine Anyango GrÃ¼newald, Sonia Leong and Woodrow Phoenix alongside work from up-and-coming new voices, with the aim of reflecting the diversity and wealth of talent in the UK comics scene. United by a single theme – “catalyst” – the contributors have each written and drawn an eight-page story to explore ideas of reaction and transformation. Edited by Ayoola Solarin, this provocative, intriguing and revelatory anthology invites readers to consider the situations, people and events that might accelerate change in their own lives and in our society as a whole.