4536363-logo-drawn-and-quaterlyRenowned indie publisher Drawn & Quarterly is to debut on comiXology and Amazon this week which will see internationally bestselling titles like Lynda Barry’s One! Hundred! Demons; Guy Delisle’s Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City; Rutu Modan’s Exit Wounds and Anders Nilsen’s Big Questions available from the cloud giant for the first time.

You mightavatar_2315a66724cd_512 have seen a new hashtag appear on Twitter this month called #comictalk. Well that’s brainchild of Queen creator Jamie Me who has started his own Twitter event every Sunday evening called #​ComicTalk to allow for a weekly gathering of indie comic creators, to discuss a new topic. We catch up with Jamie to find out more.

Comic Con Logo 2015_FINAL (2)After last year’s awesome debut, Leamington Comic Con 2015 will be back on Saturday October 17th, promising a bigger venue, more comics and big industry names, including Aces Weekly publisher David Lloyd and a host of other great names from the UK inside scene..

nFBlmJkBlack Mask Studios, the politically uncompromising indie comic book publisher founded by media mogul Matt Pizzolo, 30 Days of Night’s Steve Niles and punk supremo Brett Gurewitz (Epitaph Records) is set to bring it’s cutting edge titles to Amazon’s Kindle Store and ComiXology in a ground-breaking new deal. 

ComiXology Comics iconOne of the great things about ComiXology’s Comics app is that you can load up your iPad with great digital comics and read them at your leisure and in places where you don’t need a network connection. However we’ve been finding recently that this isn’t always possible with the Comics app signing us out just when we needed it most. But if you’re finding you can’t read ComiXology Comics offline too, then don’t worry, there is a solution!

Curse of the WendigoLeading French comics publisher Delcourt and ComiXology are to set to release 150 exclusive new English language versions of some of their biggest titles as CEO David Steinberger declares –  “[This] marks the beginning of the ‘French Invasion’ of comics in the English language market.”   

image-expo-logo-cyanThe bi-annual Image Comics Expo 2015 has created a niche for itself as a pre-Comic Con warm up as the comic publishing behind The Walking Dead and Saga have announced a raft of exciting new creator-owned titles including new offerings from Mark Millar and Greg Rucka and Bryan O’Malley, as well as Brian K Vaughan’s digital hit The Private Eye making it’s print debut.

Pipedream Comic logoAccording to market analysts Comichron and ICv2, the comics industry hit a 20 year high for graphic novel and comic book sales in 2014, with digital comics now comprising a whopping 10% of the US and Canadian market.  The report, published by Comichron’s John Jackson Miller and ICv2’s Milton Griepp estimate total comics and graphic novel sales to consumers in the U.S. and Canada reached $935 million in 2014, a 7% increase over sales in 2013 – and the highest it’s been since the heady days of the mid-1990s!

Thrillbent logoNot content with just producing some of the world’s best cutting edge digital comics, today Mark Waid and John Rogers’ Thrillbent have announced that award-winning writer/artist Terry Moore, will be bringing his long-running masterpiece Strangers In Paradise to the site beginning Friday, July 3.

ComiXology Comics iconComics users, it’s time for a ComiXology update as the digital comics giant have unveiled an exciting new iteration of their market-defining Android and iOS app. Boasting a new Smart Lists feature and a variety of browsing options, can this new version of Comics remedy some of the negative steps they made with their previous update?