A One-Way Ticket To Vengeance! Mad Cave Studios Announces New Series, Mugshots

He’s never wanted to be a bastard. Coming in May of 2024 is the newest English crime series from Mad Cave Studios, Mugshots, written by Jordan Thomas (Frank At Home On The Farm), with inks and colors by Berlin-based artist Chris Matthews, and letters by Lucas Gattoni.

“Mugshots is an incredibly personal story for me. It’s set around where I grew up, contains experiences I’ve had and features characters based on people I’ve known, and it’s a collaboration with one of my best friends whom I’ve known since we were 11-years-old,” said Jordan Thomas. “Mainstream US comics are full of crime stories set in the States but not many set in England by English creators, so I’m excited to see the reaction to this series we’ve poured our hearts and souls into and so happy that Mad Cave are the publisher putting the book out as they never put any restraints on what we wanted to do. It’s a tough, violent, complex, and sometimes funny 36-page per issue 4-parter – not many publishers out there would let you do that. It’s gonna be wild.”

Cover Artist: Chris Matthews

Cover Artist: Fran Galán

Jordan Thomas – Artist: Chris Matthews – Letterer: Lucas Gattoni
Release Date: May 8th, 2024

Synopsis: Brighton, UK. 2008. The kidnapping of a young woman starts a chain of events that will set con artists, gangsters, killers, and corrupt police on a collision course of violence. Meet John Bannan, self-proclaimed bastard and loving uncle, in this tale of family trauma, betrayal, murder, and revenge that threatens to bring the city’s whole underworld down.

Meet the Creators!

Writer, Jordan Thomas
Jordan Thomas hails from the South of England but is currently living in Valencia, Spain. His first published comics work was the 1920s post-war, farm-based horror series, Frank At Home On The Farm. Since then he has written the alien world crime story Weird Work at Image Comics and the dystopian western The Man From Maybe for Oni Press, both with Shaky Kane.

Artist, Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews is originally from the south coast of England but currently lives in Berlin, Germany. Following a successful career in animation he began working on comic books in 2021 contributing art to several smaller projects before making the jump to a full series with Mugshots. He also has a dog called Clive.


We’ve got a glimpse into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of John Bannan’s niece, Grace. Click through for an extended preview of our upcoming mystery series, Mugshots!

MUGSHOTS #1 is now available for pre-order on the officia Mad Cave Studiosl website, and will be available at your favorite bookstore, local comic shop, and digital comic reader on May 8th, 2024!


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