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!
Alongside his earlier works like Delta and Mack & Mondo SJ McCune’s Cold Colony was successfully backed on kickstarter earlier this year, and has now been released on Comixology, so we take a look at this new one-shot about a murder mystery taking place within the colony of a cold planet. Will this addition to his bibliography be a case worth solving or will it just be another title left out in the cold?
In the run up to Halloween we take a bite out of Stitches, a macabre comedy with a big appetite which sees introduces us to the dark world of Edward Ables, an undead funeral home director with a taste for human flesh. And if that sentence alone isn’t enough to spark a morbid interest in this book then we’re not sure what will!
We’ve seen some successful Kickstarters in our time, but Mac Smith’s recent campaign for a collected edition of his webcomic Scurry seems to have eclipsed all others with over $100,000 pledged – which is not bad for a campaign with an $8k goal! So what’s all the fuss about? With the first volume still available online we check out Mac’s story about a colony of mice as they try to survive in a dark and dangerous world.
Matthew D. Smith and Jeremy Massie have come together to create Bee Sting, a slasher-inspired comic book with all the tropes and cliches you could shake a stick at. But when there are hundreds of slasher-inspired comic books out there, can this creative duo present something fresh and a little different?
If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a bit of a film-maker, then our good friends at TPub (publishers of Twisted Dark and Theatrics) have just the competition for you, as they want you to make a movie, inspired by their comics.
With cutting edge motion graphics and animated panels that see pages explode into life, Expanded Comics new series Dark Pulsar is one of the most exciting and dynamic new digital comics we have seen in ages! With so many innovations on show we caught up with Director Diego Escalada to find out more about the secrets of the Dark Pulsar!
We’ve looked at some pretty unusual subjects for comics this year, from tall ships to t-rex surgeons, but we never thought we’d find ourselves reviewing a book about a 19th century naturalist on a mission to illustrate every bird in America. But that’s exactly what Audubon, On the Wings of the World is all about and we definitely didn’t expect to find ourselves enjoying it quite as much as we have.
We’ve seen our fair share of indie anthologies over the years, and one of our favourites is Ken Reynolds’ Sliced Quarterly, which has created a unique niche for itself as an experimental anthology, featuring a host of fantastic names from the indie scene, pushing the boundaries of what makes a comic a comic. With stories that have used cut out keep elements, instagram comments sections and even PDF annotations, it’s a really interesting and eclectic group of stories, which Ken has released digitally for free over the last 12 months. So after a year of innovation, Ken has gone back to the old school world of print to collect together the first four volumes into one super smart volume. So, if you have read the first four issues and fancy seeing them in print, or want to read some interesting and innovative story telling, then give Ken your backing (and if he hits his stretch goals, you’ll even get a free copy of The Pull List as part of their Indie Digital Mega Bundle reward!)
You can watch the Sliced Quarterly pledge video below and click here to get backing!
Following the very successful and modest campaign that saw the publishing of Time Bomb’s first issue of Flintlock, the second Kickstarter is up and running and has been, to date, just as successful. So, this isn’t so much a spotlight on the new campaign to encourage you, dear readers, to save it from publishing limbo, but rather a torchlight swung towards this anthology to highlight the book and the promise of further bonuses once the stretch goal has been met.
We’ve an exclusive first look at the new Kickstarter coming your way from Ryan K Lindsay, the brains behind Deer Editor and Chum, not to mention the undisputed ‘The King of Indie Comics Kickstarters’! Ryan’s new all-ages sci-fi comic EIR is coming to Kickstarter in November with artwork from Alfie Gallagher, Triona Farrell and Ryan Ferrier and as with all his Kickstarters, pledges begin at $1 so you’d be a fool not to get involved. Watch the teaser trailer below!