Ever wonder what characters like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy get up to for the other 364 days of the year? Well according to writer Dave Dellecese and artist Andrew Cieslinski, they all hang out in a bar called Holidaze, which is like a combination of Cheers and Animal House! We step over the body of a drunken elf, order some beers from the tooth fairy and pull up a seat at the bar with Dave and Andrew to find out more.
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The Welsh valleys may not be the obvious place for a sci-fi love story between a bullied teenage girl and an artificial human (known as a Sy-B). But that’s what makes the new Kickstarter funded series Silicon Hart such a wonderful and charming story. We catch up with writer Sam Roads and artist Kat Nicholson, who are looking to crowd fund the remaining issues of this 4 issue series to find out more about their star crossed lovers from the valleys..
Broken Frontier is a new Kickstarter funded anthology from the team behind the awesome website of the same name. Featuring new stories from big name talent like Josh Fialkov, Fred Van Lente, as well as Brits PJ Holden and INJ Culbard, as well as the best new indie talent, it is set to break the mould of digital anthologies by paying it’s artist up front thanks to it’s crowd-sourced funding. To find out more about this great new project we talk to Editor In Chief Frederik Hautain about how they plan to explore this new comics universe.
You’ve got to love a multiverse! Afterlife Inc and 7String creators Jon Lock and Nich Angell certainly do, as they have followed up their Heavenly Chord crossover with a a new monthly magazine called BPM which features a whole host of new character as well as some old favourites. Produced by the fearsomely titled Big Punch Studios, they are ably assisted by letterer Lucy Brown and writer Alice White so we caught up with them to find out what BPM is all about.
Super powers are a tricky business. For every vigilante who throws on some tights and embraces hero-dom, there are those for whom the moral battle of their new found powers create more problems than solutions. Propeller is a morally complex, Hitchcock inspired tale of super-powered intrigue from writer Ricardo Mo and artist Alberto Muriel. We put on our best trilby and try to find out more!
What if the infamous Victorian sideshow attraction Joseph Merrick was actually a superhero who hid his powers in plain sight? This is the brilliant premise that writer Tom Ward and artist Luke Parker have built their series Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman around. One of the most original and exciting digital comics around, (it made our Best of ComiXology Submit 2014) issue #3 of Merrick is about to hit the digital stores so we caught up with creator Tom to find out more about the mystery of the sensational Elephantman.
Werewolves, aliens, magic and more! These are the key ingredients of new ComiXology Submit series Packs of the Low Country from writer John Dudley and Don Cardenas. Following an alien invasion soldier Conrad Bastion and his team are sent into the enigmatic Lowcountry to find out more about the mysterious ‘packs’, but will this mission change his life in ways he had never thought possible? We catch up with the creators to find out more!
There is a war waging inside our bodies – or at least that’s what the creators of web comic Biowars would have us believe! Inside the body of NYC student Alex Hawking the BioWarriors are battling a genetically engineered virus that is set to destroy their world and Alex’s too. To find out more about the wild and crazy world of the Biowars we contacted artist Lucius Cross to find out more about the Biowars and to give us a health check.
James Mulholland’s utterly wonderful webcomic Proud was recently included in our list of the Best Digital Comics of 2014. Well James is about to make a move into a completely different genre with his new indie zombie comic The Disease. With so many other undead tales on the market thanks to The Walking Dead, we got in touch with James to find out why his zombie tale is different from the rest of the horde.
With so many video games being turned into comic books you’d think Valve’s classic first-person shooter Half-Life would be ripe for conversion? Well thanks to writers Ross Joseph Gardner and Michael Pelletier a Half-Life comic has become a reality as a self-published web series. Developing their story in the expanded universe of the hit video game Gardner and Pelletier have created a high quality unofficial tie-in that will keep fans of the Half-Life universe more than happy as they wait for the next instalment of the game. We spoke to co-creator Gardner to find out more.
Ever considered transferring your life’s most poignant (and mundane) moments to a comic book page? Well that’s exactly what New Yorker Jonathan Baylis did with the superb So Buttons comics anthology. From his childhood to meeting his wife, to his internship at Marvel and more, this fantastic slice-of-life collection was inspired by the likes of Harvey Pekar and Robert Crumb and features a soul-bearing look into the life and mind of a normal guy – we find out more.
Second Sight Studios founder Bradley Golden is on a mission to prove to the world of comics that indie publishers can be just as successful in the new digital world as the Big Two. With two great new titles, Hunt and Orision already launched on ComiXology, and a load more to come, Bradley and his team of pro-digital creators are making a mark for themselves with their own brand of monochrome mayhem and black & white bloodshed. We caught up with Bradley to find out why digital comics fans should give Second Sight a first look.
We often hear digital comics described as a brave new world, but Guy Hasson has taken that description literally and used it as the name for his new line of digital comics. With a mix of dystopian sci-fi and smutty humour, New Worlds Comics titles like Wynter and Goof are available via their own storefront app and from this month on ComiXology. We caught up with Guy to find out about his plans for a globe-spanning digital comics empire.