The Everyday

200 autobiographical comic strips.

In 2006 I started a webcomic where I’d post a new autobio comic strip once a week focusing on the day-to-day wonders and oddities that we often take for granted or forget.

4 years later I ended up with 200 comic strips that also chronicled my life as a twenty-something living with flatmates and girlfriends, working and freelancing in Manchester during the great recession, travelling to comic shows in London, New York, Toronto and Stockholm, and experiencing the Glastonbury Festival the week Michael Jackson died.

In 2012 I collected them all into a self-published, hardback book called ‘The Everyday.’

Client: Personal Work
Date: 2006-2012

Examples

The Book

In 2012, I self-published a hardback book collecting all 200 strips from my webcomic. I designed the book myself from cover to cover and had it printed in Lithuania. Hardback cover design, endpaper design, spot UV varnish placement and the A5 landscape format where all new challenges for me but I was very pleased with the end result, and I still am to this day.

ISBN: 978-0-9574318-4-3

Buy a signed or sketched-in copy of The Everyday from my online shop.

Reviews

“Cadwell delivers with gentle honesty an observational tour de force, collecting those Everyday moments we’ll all recognise, every subject, every emotion; charming, delightful, intelligent, funny, whimsical, melancholic – everything is here and it’s all documented with a realism that can’t help but resonate.”

– Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International

The Everyday is a sort of scrapbook of being a young, single person with a lot of friends and all sorts of exciting things to do. Cadwell manages to make every experience an adventure no matter how mundane.”

– Rob Clough, High-Low/The Comics Journal

The Archives

Here are all 200 comics strips from The Everyday webcomic and book. 

They are split into sections of 50 and you can navigate between them using the tabs on the left of the page.

#1 - 50

August 2006 – September 2007

#51 - 100

September 2007 – May 2008

#101 - 150

May 2008 – March 2009

#151 - 200

March 2009 – July 2010

Glastonbury Comics

In the book these six Glastonbury comics are presented in pure black and white, but originally I had coloured these strips for the webcomic and a limited edition postcard book, to try and capture the vibrancy of the festival. The postcard book also contained an exclusive bonus comic about The Lancashire Hotpots (#167.5 if you will) not included in the book collection.