The new issue of our indie comics fanzine The Pull List is out now and in it we celebrate the best of small press and the independent spirit of comics! We have an exclusive interview from UK comics legend Shaky Kane, discussing his new book Last Driver, with exclusive looks at some of the stunning artwork involved. and even have an exclusive variant cover for this issue! You can purchase it for £0.99 from Gumroad!
If you think you’ve got what it takes to become a small press creator, then why not enter The Small Press Factor, a new competition from the founders of Leam Comic Con to get a table at their event in 2017 and promotional support for your comic, which includes an interview on the Awesome Comics Podcast and here on Pipedream Comics!
Matt Garvey is a writer on the rise with titles like Chunks and Transfer helping to raise his profile on the small press scene. Now, his second comic, The Adventures of Cordelia Swift, is about to see its third and fourth issues released at MCM London, so we take a look at the whole run so far. But is this the reason for Garvey’s monstrous success or is it so bad that it’s criminal?
It’s been a busy year for indie sensation Tillie Walden – her new book The City Inside was released in the Spring, her previous book I Know This Part was nominated for an Eisner Award, while her debut The End of Summer recently won her an Ignatz Award. Not one to rest on her laurels, she is set to debut an exciting new webcomic this week which is unlike anything else she has produced so far. We catch up with Tillie to find out more about fish spaceships and more in On A Sunbeam…
Gunfights, corporate espionage, future warfare, advanced technology, time travel. Do we have your attention yet? CHARGE from Alterna Comics has all this and so much more all combined in a well written and intelligent plot that will leave you with a thirst for more.
When we first launched, one of the incredibly innovative series we discovered was Ezra Clayton Daniels’ Upgrade Soul – a mix of surreal sci-fi and cutting edge digital story-telling. Over the years, Upgrade Soul has been through many incarnations but along the way Ezra has gained some unique insights into digital story-telling and is now looking to share that knowledge with a new digital comics manifesto and a website called Screendiver.com, we catch up with him to find out more!
Reckless Hero’s tale of a lone sheriff hiding from his past while evil gun-toting alien bounty hunters chase him down, has evolved from a trad sci-fi western into an epic space cowboy hybrid with some truly stunning visuals in The Last Sheriff #3. There’s also a new despicable bad guy in town hunting down our hero and a greatly expanded world for the characters to inhabit, but have we been too quick on the draw when it came to criticising Chris Jenkins and Chris Imber’s gun slinging hero?
When an alien ship crash-lands in front of him in the middle of a wood, high school jock Jason King has no idea of what is about to happen to him as an old man gives him a secret vial containing a top secret alien weapon. But will Armor-I a technicolour space adventure from Evolution Publishing be an invincible force against alien baddies or will we discover the chinks in their armour?
Digital comics trailblazer SUTU is at it again, creating a new collection of augmented reality paintings in an art book called Prosthetic Reality, which he is looking to get funded on Kickstarter. We’ve seen SUTU’s augmented reality work before in the amazing Modern Polaxis comic (which was a previous nominee for our Digital Comic Of The Year award) as well as his cutting edge story-telling in webcomics like These Memories Won’t Last, however this time he has brought along some other digital comics pioneers to help him, including Upgrade Soul’s Ezra Clayton Daniels and many more from all over the globe. Although it is a much more traditional book in the sense that it has individual pieces of artwork on a printed page, the addition of an augmented reality layer provided via a free to download introduce some truly staggering new dimensions to already amazing looking pieces of artwork. Words can’t really do it justice, so check out the Kickstarter video below and if you like what you see then pledge to the Kickstarter here.
Not all indie comics have to be about angsty superheroes or moody monochrome slice of life tales. Sometimes it’s OK to put together some weird pictures and some surreal characters and call them a story. We take a look at three of these such quirky tales in our latest indie comics round-up featuring: Adam and Gill’s Trivia Game, Mooncop and Mr Unpronouceable and the Sect of The Bleeding Eye.
This September – Sunday 25th to be exact – sees the launch of the Chester Comic Con, held at Chester Racecourse and running between 11am – 5pm, giving our intrepid reporter Olly MacNamee plenty of time to get up there from Birmingham without missing out too much of the day.
Returning for a third successive year to Birmingham, Shane Chebsey and his gang of outstandingly dedicated gang of friends, family and volunteers, once again offered up a two day event with something different happening on both days. Our intrepid reporter Olly MacNamee reports from The International Comics Expo 2016.