Made by history...

Our books and comics have been created to explore history, heritage and even social issues in a way which creatively engages new audiences.

You can download all of the books below for free, thanks to the support of our funders. And then, have a look at how we can work with you to tell your story.


Achi Baba - Gallipoli 1915

In 1915, Allied forces attempted to end the stalemate on the Western Front by advancing into the Ottoman Empire. The campaign was a failure.

Using contemporary documents such as letters home, poetry, propaganda and military records, this graphic novel explores the story of the catastrophic Gallipoli campaign and the involvement of Inverclyde's own 5th Argylls.

Suggested for mature audiences due to scenes of warfare which some people may find disturbing.

Achi Baba was funded by Heritage Lottery Fund - First World War Then and Now programme.

Winner of the Community Archives and Heritage Group award for innovation 2016.

"An excellent production, a fascinating and well researched account of the conflict." Pat Mills (Charley's War, 2000 AD).


Magic Torch Preview Comic

This sampler of our comics contains an adaptation of a Scottish folk ballad, a Slenderman comic written with school pupils, tales of witchcraft, superstition and smuggling and also, the history of the local sugar trade (no, really) - all told in a variety of comic styles from vintage 1950s horror to modern superhero.

So...something for everyone really.

And it's free!


13 Commonwealth Tales

Captain Kidd and his crew have a map. Nothing new about that, they are pirates after all. However this map doesn't lead to buried treasure. From Jamaica to Ghana, past South Africa and Australia, Kidd and the crew meet sea-monsters, forest spirits, living statues and spider kings on a journey full of folktales.

13 Commonwealth Tales was funded by National Lottery Celebrate, which was created to help communities commemorate the 2014 Commonwealth Games.


The Archivist's Treasure

In search of answers for a school project, John and Jenna follow the mysterious Archivist into his labyrinth of objects, stories and memories. As he guides them through hundreds of years of history, Jenna and John discover their area's forgotten past.

The Archivist's Treasure was our first community comic project, created as part of the Identity Heritage programme, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and delivered by Inverclyde Community Development Trust.

Sixteen local schools were involved in researching and writing the book, which also contained a series of QR code links to additional content, such as film clips, songs or stories.