“So how do I kill him?” is the question posed by superhero hitman Duke at the beginning of each chapter of superhero webcomic Turncoat. Unfortunately Duke is not quite as heroic as the people he is sent to assassinate (even Bug Boy!) yet he still manages to do the job, albeit badly! We catch up with Turncoat writer Ryan O’Sullivan and artist Plaid Klaus to find out why humour is so important in their comics and why lead character Duke doesn’t get all the best lines.
We talk to the biggest names in digital comics about their work.
Comics Experience started out as a teaching tool for aspiring pros, but they’ve branched out into the world of digital publishing with series like Tet, Gutter Magic and Deluge all debuting on ComiXology. Partnered with IDW Publishing they offer amazing new ways for creators to learn their skills and get work published. To find out more about we contacted founder Andy Schmidt to discover what the Comics Experience experience involves!
As discerning comic fans we know they don’t all have to be about spandex-clad superheroes, but what about the true story of a female archaeologist from the 1920s? Webcomic Gertrude Bell: Archaeologist, Writer, Explorer is part pulp adventure, and part history lesson (thanks to added info in hyperlink hot spots) and so we catch up with Applied Comics Etc’s Lydia Wysocki to find out more about this unlikely webcomic heroine.
Cult UK indie sensation The Kill Screen topped our list of the best ComiXology Submit title of 2015, and earned itself a spot in our illustrious top digital comics of 2015 poll – coming a valiant 3rd. We catch up with the creators of this dystopian sic-fi horror, Mike Garley Joshua Sherwell and Mike Stock to find out which of them would be followers and which would be survivors!
Amnesiac detectives, music-chanelling mediums and seductive nightclub singers make up the citizens of Dedande City the neon-soaked setting for Dan Watters and Casper Wijingaard’s supernatural sleuth series Limbo. Keen to do our own private investigations into this 80s infused pulp noir we have a meet-up with Watters and Wjingaard to find out more about this surreal new series and share a couple of lizards on sticks.
Just when you think you’ve seen it in all in the world of fantasy comics, then MonkeyBrain Comics manage to throw you a sneaky left hook with the delightfully weird Kings and Canvas. Mixing classic fantasy adventure with an enigmatic loner hero, but throwing in duels fought in boxing rings against diabolical dragons and rhinoceros mounted kings just to keep things interestomg! Pitched as Game of Thrones meets Rocky we caught up with master of ceremonies Neil Kleid to find out more.
This February sees the return of one of the UK’s newest and best comic conventions as the True Believers Comic Festival 2016 is set to take place at Cheltenham Race Course on the 6th of February. After the success of last year’s event we catch up with organiser Stuart Mulrain to see what will be different about it this year and what we can look forward to at the True Believers Comic Festival 2016.
We’ve followed the whirlwind journey of JD Oliva’s post-Hurricane Katrina action adventure series Deluge since it’s early days. With a number of publishers and releases since then, it’s been an eventful journey that is set to make one more crack at the big time, thanks to a re-release via Comics Experience and ComiXology Submit. We caught up with JD to find out more…
This weekend we crowned a new Digital Comics App of the Year, as Electricomics, Alan and Leah Moore’s open source publishing platform, saw off competition from all over the globe to be chosen as the best digital comic app of 2015. To celebrate we caught up with founder Leah Moore to discuss their triumph, as well find out more about Electricomics‘ first year and their plans for 2016.