The seeds for Bonafide Publishing came about 30 years ago in the early 90s when founder Jerry Holliday returned from travelling in South East Asia with a swirl of ideas and gritty determination to publish a comic magazine. When in Thailand, he also started to write what would become the first novella to be published by Bonafide Media’s previous fiction imprint, Dark Paradigm Publishing, years later in 2012.
Jerry had been creating dummy issues of Doxi the Dog to try and sell the concept to publishers, and this eventually morphed into Bonafide Comics, inspired by street art and hip-hop culture of the time, and especially magazines like Deadline (Home to Jamie Hewlett’s Tank Girl), together with European, Manga and Underground comics.
From the age of 14, Jerry had been active in publishing homemade comic zines such as Knock Yaself Out and Subterranean. These black and white photocopied zines were stapled, trimmed and sold in comic shops across the UK.