When it comes to venues for a comic convention, you won’t find many more picturesque than the Blackfriars Priory in historic Gloucester – home to this weekend’s True Believers Summer Variant. This ancient priory was a truly one of a kind venue that made for a really fantastic day out for punters and creators alike.

For his follow up to the critically acclaimed Dark Matter anthology series, writer Chris Sides has gone big and crafted an ambitious science fiction trilogy based around a shadowy futuristic corporation known as Frostbyte Industries. The first chapter, Impossible is released at this year’s LSCC, but how will this cryptic company influence the action, and what will happen to our lead character who starts the book stranded in space and plummeting to earth?!

Our US correspondent and webcomic guru Rebecca Hail take a look at four more great Web Comics that she recommends as a quick way to get a laugh in your day. From Tumblr to Twitter, you’ll be sure to find one to brighten your day and make you chuckle so we pick four of our favourites that you have got to know about.

Small Press comics have become a really powerful tool for exploring issues of mental health, such as anxiety and depression. Comics tackling this complicated topic range from the funny and quirky like Wired Up Wrong or Brain Shoodles to genre tales like At War With Kaleb. But whatever the format, the common thread is comic creators exploring their own struggles with mental health in an incredibly personal and laudable way. The latest to join this growing sub genre of fascinating books is Chris Browning’s Grey Fug: Discussions With My Cats About Depression.

Small Press means different things to different people. For some, it’s a world of art students producing hand-printed fanzines put together with long-armed staplers. While for others, it represents the freedom to tell interesting and eclectic stories without needing approval from a publisher. And it’s this diversity that we love – so we chose to celebrate it in the latest issue of our indie comics fanzine The Pull List, with our Discover Small Press issue! Available now from our Gumroad Store!

Back in February we were lucky enough to take part in the amazing True Believers Comic Festival (our first time behind a table and one of our favourite events in the convention calendar!). Well in just a few weeks on Sunday August 20th, Stuart Mulrain and his team of believers will be running another event, this time in Gloucester’s Blackfriar’s Priory – so here’s what you can look forward to at the True Believers Summer Variant Edition!

Just when you think the world can’t get any more crazy, then a press release from the Man vs Rock guys appears in our Inbox asking the question “When will Man vs. Rock finally be assassinated by a fascist, foreign dictator?” and giving us a sneak preview of the most explosive graphic novel of all time – UnPresidential!

From our inception 5 years ago, Pipedream Comics has been a huge advocate of the world of digital comics. So we were honoured to be contacted by a team at the British Library who were looking to investigate British Digital Comics and how they can be preserved and archived. But they need your help. So please read their statement below and find out how you can help preserve the world of UK digital comics for posterity!

We’ve seen plenty of anthologies in our time, and also plenty of post-event book as well, but we can’t remember seeing a post-event anthology with quite the ambition and originality as we have with Transience. Conceived by Ricardo Mo and Leo Johnson it’s a collection of stories from across the globe, in a world where the whole population has only a day’s worth of memory. We catch up with Ricardo and Leo before they forget how they came up with this unique idea!