We talk to the biggest names in digital comics about their work.
Last summer we brought you news of a fantastic competition called The Small Press Factor, which was run by the team at Leamington Comic Con 2017. It was a chance for an up and coming comic book creator to win a table at the 2017 event, as well as some promotion for their comic, including an interview here on Pipedream Comics. So ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce to you, the winners of the Small Factor – King Legacy. We talk Elvis and aliens with writer Jay Frettingham!
Having taken a year off in 2016, Leamington Comic Con is back with a new date, a new venue, and a line-up featuring some of the best of small press, as well as Big Two superstars Chris Wildgoose and Marc Laming. We catch up with organisers Dan Mallier and Lisa-Marie Nelson to find out what we can look forward to on March 25th!
Those shy and retiring chaps from Madius Comics are back with a new Kickstarter, collecting together the first 7 issues of their 6-part anthology Papercuts and Inkstains. So what can we expect in the collection of their superb anthology? Well, funny you should ask as writer Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook are always up for a chat and once we got them started it was tough to get them to stop as they give us the lowdown on everything we wanted to know about the world of Madius Comics! (And a few things we didn’t!)
Growing up as a geek in the 1980s there was nothing cooler that Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson’s Fighting Fantasy – a series of role-playing books that would see you making choices flicking between different chapters in the book. With the franchise celebrating it’s 35th birthday this year, what better time than to turn one of it’s most infamous titles Freeway Fighter into an all-action comic book series. We catch up with writer Andi Ewington and buckle up for a high octane thrill ride!
Space Captain (Captain of Space) blasted its way on to our top 10 list of 2016 thanks to its irreverent charm and it’s all-action, moustachioed hero. With a new issue launching on Kickstarter this week, we took the opportunity to have a chat with artist Chris Baldie to find out the secrets of the last man in the universe, and discover why he has such an awesome tash!
Former Broken Frontier Editor In Chief Frederik Hautain was used to writing about comics, but now he has turned to creating them instead and launched the Kickstarter for his first full length comic The Happy Few. In it a wise-cracking surfer dude gets superpowers thanks to a sinister scientist so that he can get revenge on the slimey mob boss who beat him up. We catch up with Frederic to find if he is one of the happy few and what powers he would want if he could get in a pill?
We’ve been a big fan of Polish artist Lukasz Kowalczuk, ever since we discovered the awesome Vreckless Vrestlers, and so we look forward to every new book we get that features his unique blend of 60s underground comix and 80s nostalgia. His latest, Knock Off Wars, is perhaps the perfect blend of everything that makes his work so appealing, so we used it as a chance to catch up with him to find out more about his love of wrestling, violence and action figures!
We are in the middle of another Kickstarter bonanza for indie comics right now, but one which stands out from the crowd in our minds, is the awesome El Marvo from newcomers Hawk and Cleaver – the tale of a super powered Mexican wrestler fighting evil in a dystopian future, it has an awesome premise that is backed up with art from Vanguard’s Dan Butcher so it has winner written all over it. We catch up with El Marvo’s masters Ben Errington and Luke Kondor to find out the secrets of the masked man!