on-a-sunbeam It’s been a busy year for indie sensation Tillie Walden – her new book The City Inside was released in the Spring, her previous book I Know This Part was nominated for an Eisner Award, while her debut The End of Summer recently won her an Ignatz Award. Not one to rest on her laurels, she is set to debut an exciting new webcomic this week which is unlike anything else she has produced so far. We catch up with Tillie to find out more about fish spaceships and more in On A Sunbeam

screendiver-iconWhen we first launched, one of the incredibly innovative series we discovered was Ezra Clayton Daniels’ Upgrade Soul – a mix of surreal sci-fi and cutting edge digital story-telling. Over the years, Upgrade Soul has been through many incarnations but along the way Ezra has gained some unique insights into digital story-telling and is now looking to share that knowledge with a new digital comics manifesto and a website called Screendiver.com, we catch up with him to find out more!

assault-on-fortress-doom-coverIn an alternate version of the 20th century, the Nazis weren’t completely defeated in 1945 and a rogue general manages to activate a doomsday device. The only way the world can be saved is by a group of the Allieds’ best heroes. That’s the brilliantly old school set up for Lex McDonald’s Assault on Fortress Doom, so we catch up with him to find out if this is the start of a world war two comics revival or just an excuse for him to write over the top action sequences involving commandos and submarines!

torsobear-3-coverWe first saw the bizarre yet brilliant world of Brett Uren’s toy detective Torsobear in an obscure Norwegian anthology called Outre Press. But this month it returns to Kickstarter to help finance it’s 3rd full volume of toy based crime noir. It’s been an eventful journey for lead character Ruxby Bear since that first case, so we catch up with creator Brett Uren to get the lowdown.

alexautomatic_coverContinuing our week of amazing indie Kickstarters, we talk to Fraser Campbell, creator of throwback super spy advenutre series Alex Automatic, about a government agent who is driven mad and thinks he is the star of his own TV show (that unfortunately only exists in his head). Inspired by 60s and 70s TV shows we find out if the world of Alex Automatic is just a figment of Fraser’s imagination.

ICE logoComic fans in the Midlands are to be treated to an epic weekend as the International Comics Expo 2016 (ICE) arrives in town with guests that include Empire Strikes Back producer Gary Kurtz, The Walking Dead’s Charlie Adlard and Suicide Squad’s Rob Williams – plus many more! Our intrepid reporter Olly MacNamee finds out what’s going down in Brum this weekend…

GUN-3This summer has been all about villains thanks to Suicide Squad and co. However Jack Fosters’s Gun is about more than just another bunch of cool anti-heroes. One of our top 30 ComiXology Submit titles of 2015, the first arc is set to reach an epic conclusion this week with the release of issue #3 and so we catch up with ‘The Villainist’ himself to find out more about his motley band of villainous heroes who go on the run after a superpowered bounty is placed on their heads.

Last Driver Official CoverDead Canary Comics are set to hit the indie big leagues with the release of their newest book Last Driver, which hits Kickstarter today. Featuring artwork from indie legend Shaky Kane it’s a psychedelic retro road movie with irradiated insects and giant purple dinosaurs, tangling with an ass-kicking BBQ loving hero in a red corvette. We catch up with writer Chris ‘C.S.’ Baker to find out more about Last Driver and working with a comic legend.

DeerEditor03_coverWith the third and final issue coming to Kickstarter this week, Ryan K Lindsay’s surreal crime noir about a journalist, who also happens to be a deer, taking on a bunch of vampires is about to reach it’s mind-bending conclusion. And yes, you read that right – a journalist who happens to be a deer! If you need a little more convincing about this is brilliantly original take on the crime genre then read on, as we talk to writer Ryan K Lindsay about the inspiration for the utterly unique, Deer Editor: Hack.

MCC2016 logoCelebrating it’s fifth anniversary this summer, is Melksham Comic Con, one of the crown jewels in the UK indie comics scene and the ultimate fun packed comic day out (that actually places the emphasis on comics!). To celebrate this momentous anniversary they are back, bigger and better than ever on August 27th and 28th, across two days and three venues in the sleepy Wiltshire market town. To find out more about this years event we catch up with organiser Hayley Spencer.