Welcome to Pottyville Books

The home of Wren, Scatchwood & much much more!

Hi, I’m Peter Taylor, the owner, creator, publisher, writer, lead artist, chief cook and bottle washer of Pottyville Books. After a long and fulfilling career in IT, I broke free in 2020 and am now writing and publishing comic books full time. 

Pottyville Books: “Be the nonsense you wish to see in the world”. Thank You so much for sharing the journey with me. 

Our Series

Starting with Wren, the critically acclaimed, genre-hopping alternate history created and drawn by Peter Taylor, and illuminated by guest artists: Mariam Yasser; Jimmy G, Falk Hänsel, Leah Kemp, Matias Faggiani and more. Wren pulls characters from the darkest hours of England’s history to paint a picture of corruption, power and privilege and the dangers of misguided science. But watch this space, there is much more to come!

Wren - a Chapter by Chapter Gallery

Issue#0 Prelude

London, 1664. Oliver Cromwell is dead and King Charles II is on the throne. Under the King’s patronage technology and science pull the country from the shadow of the Dark Ages into an unprecedented age of enlightenment. At Gresham College the worlds first modern scientific community, The Royal Society, is at the height of its powers, when a mysterious woman, reaches out to one of it’s founder members. 

With story and art by Peter Taylor and Colours and Letters by the uber talented Jimmy G, the mini-prelude issue sets the scene for the chaos to come. 

Issue#1 The Plague

London, 1666. Darker days return as the plague has brought the city to the brink of collapse. George Monk, King Charles right hand man, enlists the Royal Society, to lead a desperate bid to save the city.

The first full instalment of the saga pits Wren against his colleagues as Peter Taylor partners with incredibly talented colourist Mariam Yasser (The Ignis Quadrant) to tell the story of a city in crisis. 

Issue#2 the plan

Subterfuge and secrecy as Wren spins a web of deceit to support his heinous plan.  

Peter Taylors art is paired again with the colouring talents of Jimmy G, as the story gathers pace. This issue also features a guest interior cover by Renzo Podesta, and an incredible alternate cover by Yusuf Idris   

issue#3 fire stories

King Charles and his brother James, the Duke of York, battle the fire and the realisation of Wren treachery. Wren’s plans start to crumble, when the King is trapped in a fiery inferno

Peter Taylor and Jimmy G’s talents are again on full show as the scenes come ever grander, in this ambitious  interwoven storyline issue. The issue features a guest interior by Matias Faggiani and a truly magnificent cover by Falk Hänsel  

issue#4 aftermath

The King is saved by a swashbuckling hero with an incredible backstory, Wren is finally punished for his crimes and the final victor is declared. 

This final issue takes the stunning art to a new level with the help of colourist Alya Zahida, guest interior cover again by Matias Faggiani and an incredible manga style alternate cover by Leah Kemp. 

Praise for wren

The reviews are in, and Wren is crushing it. 

“Wren” is phenomenal at demonstrating how the rich and their corruption of government dictates what happens in the world. “Wren” continues to stun me with its ability to pull the reader into 17th century London.

Quentin Rushing: indiecomixdispatch.com

“Wren is a dark, moody book about one of the worst periods in London’s history. Smart dialogue, sinister art, political intrigue, and the ever-present threat of disease and decay make for a brooding comic that’s worth checking out.”

David Taylor, artist/writer, Wild Nature, HER! and The Grave.

Every once in a while, the timing of a story’s release can be just as important as it’s contents. While the tale of historical fiction would be powerful and well told, whenever it might emerge, being a tale exploring the disastrous bubonic plague’s reemergence in 17th century London, coming out during a global pandemic allows the story to hit home on a deeper level for readers watching the present unfold in a manner not too dissimilar to the story in their hands or on their screens.

Greggory Bassore: World Comic Book Review.com

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