feature: beyond publishing caribbean – indie comic book publisher in barbados

September 2, 2015

Take a look at these illustrations from indie comic book publisher Beyond Publishing Caribbean. The Barbados based publisher was founded in 2009 by artists Nigel Lynch and Matthew Clark, and (as you’ll see below) have a focus on presenting black characters and stories. Since they’re inception – and with a team completed by artists Aguinaldo Belgrave, Tristan Roach and more (see below) – Beyond Publishing Caribbean have created some seriously badass comic book series; including ‘Life & Death in Paradise’ and ‘Hardears’.
Member Delvin Howell tells us: “Beyond Publishing Caribbean is a group of young and talented Barbadian artists and writers who seek to encourage reading and creativity by capturing the imagination of young people and the young at heart. We usually showcase stories with a Barbadian or Caribbean flavor, through various genres such as action, adventure, drama, comedy, educational etc. And we are also looking to get into the realm of animation in the future. Back in 2010, some of us already had comics finished, others had awesome ideas that were soon to be developed and we thought it best to join up under one banner and pool our resources. It felt like the beginnings of something big like Pixar or Marvel. Since then we have released 7 titles, had 11 books in print and have released 3 new titles, with more in development still to come. (…) Our goal is to show the Caribbean in a way that has never been seen before, and the majority of our stories have accomplished this (according to our fans).”
Explore below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor


Members of Beyond Publishing Caribbean include: Delvin Howell (Offset), Nigel Lynch (Life and Death in Paradise, Hardears), Matthew Clarke (Heart Man, Hardears, Life and Death in Paradise), Tristan Roach (Spirit Bear, Offset), Aguinaldo Belgrave (The Rook –in development, Life and Death in Paradise), Julian Moseley (Omnitans –in development), Jason Haynes (Antibody – in development), Alexandre Haynes (Rob –the Rocket Boy).