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Insomnia is an UK independent comics publisher founded by Managing Director Crawford Coutts in 2006
Insomnia is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, with various partners in London, Dundee and Vancouver.
Insomnia began publishing Layer Zero in 2007, an anthology title as showcase for new creators
2009 saw the release of Cancertown and Cages, the first Insomnia Graphic Novels by which the company would make its name as an Independent publisher, focussed on "instant trades" or "albums" in the European model, along with art portfolio books.
The company is very focussed on creator rights and most books are published under a license model with all rights staying with the creative team.
Insomnia books are aimed at teen/mature readers and most have an 18+ age rating. The focus is on stories which are unusual, literate, challenging and thought provoking.
In 2009 Insomnia launched the Vigil imprint for "Bio-Graphic Novels".
Insomnia is working closely with education and library services in the UK to bring graphic novel readership and creation to a wider audience
The Insomnia Management Team is:
* Crawford Coutts (Managing Director and Publisher, Co-founder)
* Alasdair Duncan (Sales and Distributor Manager, Co-founder)
* Nic Wilkinson (Creative Director, Group Editor)
* Jim O’Hara (US Business Development Manager)
* Rich Johnson (Art Director)
* Martin Conaghan (Editor: Vigil imprint)
*Angela Williams (Editorial Assistant)
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