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All profits from our sales are reinvested in promoting and supporting folklore and heritage in Inverclyde.




44 page hardcover A5 graphic novel. Limited edition.
£5 plus £2 postage and packaging.

Achi Baba remains free to read online.




Follow Sir Glen on his terrifying adventure around the Commonwealth, 
returning treasures and meeting sea monsters, demons, giants and the undead...
32 pages full colour, £3 plus £2 postage and packaging






Scottish folk horror told in the vintage terror comic style.
A4, full colour, 64 pages, £5 (including postage and packing)






Our first new collection since Downriver, this ebook features doomed love, abandoned industrial wastelands, horrifying Roman road encounters and sacrifice. In short, something to chill every heart. Available exclusively via amazon for 99p.




A reprint of Thriller Picture Library 96, featuring everyones favourite potentially Greenock born pirate, Captain William Kidd. 64 pages, black n white throughout.

The reprint includes supplementary material from Magic Torch's archives.
It's yours for £2.50 plus £1 postage and packing





From ancient celtic sun worship to haunted country mansions, from the coast of Skelmorlie to the hills of Kilmacolm, pirates, sea serpents, saints and witches, these stories bring to light a rich seam of folk tradition, the forgotten history of Inverclyde. Our original collection of folklore and local stories Tales of the Oak was first published in 2000, and has been reprinted and updated several times since.  Enjoy over 200 pages of fact and folklore, illustrated throughout with original artwork and photos.

The most recent edition is available for £5, plus £2 postage and packing.





From the coming of the Roman Legions, to the rule of the Welsh Kings, through a dark age of superstition to the red tides of war, the river has always run, bringing settlers, invaders and travellers to our shores. Journey back in time to discover the roots of our community and the secrets of our common heritage.

The sequel to Tales of the Oak was published in 2006, and explored stories and legends linked to migration. 250 pages of heritage and storytelling, illustrated throughout.

£5 plus £2 postage and packing.




All Magic Torch comics can also be bought online via Comixology.



Our childrens book, written by PJ Bristow, illustrated by Mhairi M Robertson
and supported by Heritgae Lottery Scotland, introduces younger readers
to the myths and legends of Inverclyde.

It can be downloaded FREE for kindle, ibooks, nook and other digital formats via graphicly
or as a printable pdf from Scribd

Comic Making Workshops


In addition to producing our own books, comics and graphic novels, we can help YOU produce YOURS.

We offer a flexible programme which can be tailored to suit the time and resources you have available. Our workshops include everything from working on scripts and illustration through to actually publishing a completed comic, you simply choose from our menu of options.

- Graphic Storytelling : introductory session exploring comics
- Finding the story / researching : shaped by your project outcomes
- Character design
- Script and page layout
- Creation

The 1 or 2 hour sessions are delivered over one or two months, with the end product being an 8 page pdf copy which can be shared online and printed. Additional options resource permitting, include producing presentation display boards of your comic, or short runs of physical copies.

If you are interested in finding out about costs etc, contact us via Magic Torch Comics

Other Publications

Some of our leaflets and other projects from across the years can be read or downloaded here on this Scribd bookshelf.

If you have a kindle or other e-reader, you may also wish to check out the following publications on amazon. These publications do not generate income for Magic Torch.



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 Inverclyde's heritage, John and Jenna uncover the area's forgotten past, and find the truth at the heart of The Archivist's Treasure...

The Archivist's Treasure is a 64 page graphic novel, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and is available for FREE download.

You can find other FREE publications from Inverclyde Community Development Trust Dutch Gable House
here on their scribd bookshelf



From the aftermath of HG Wells Martian invasion, to the sad fate of the universe's last Platitudeypus this brief selection of short stories includes giggles, murder, vinyl records and a peculiar solution for unemployment. Stramashed is written by one of Magic Torch's founder members and regular contributors. It's available for download here for less than the price of many of todays most popular chocolate bars.







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