Celebrating 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.
We talk to the biggest names in digital comics about their work.
Patreon is starting to become the destination for indie comic creators. The latest team to join the pledge based crowd funding platform are Mike Garley and Joshua Sherwell who are offering exclusive looks at new pages from The Kill Screen as well as spin offs, pin ups and even more unique content. We catch up with writer Mike Garley to find out what the perks are of Patreon.
As the world of indie comics grown bigger every week, the decision of where to look for the best new indie book becomes ever more difficult. If only there were a central resource where indie comics fans and creators alike could get together in one place to sell, buy and share the best new indie books from all over the world? Well that is the goal of ComixCentral founder Leigh Jeffrey and we caught up with her to find out more.
With a new issue set to launch at this weekend’s Bristol Comics Expo, we catch up with Vince Hunt creator of The Red Mask From Mars. As well as being a small press standout, he is also one third of the team behind the Awesome Comics Podcast so we turn the tables and get him to pitch his book to us as well as explain what the heck is up with all those spacesharks from the first two issues!
We won’t lie, we were a little bit apprehensive when we decided to get in touch with the creators of indie sensation Man vs. Rock, after all these are the people who created a character who has sexual relations with rocks and believes they are the source of all that is wrong and evil in the world! However when the answers to our tentative questions arrived in our inbox, we weren’t disappointed. So sit back and enjoy a glimpse into the truly indescribable world of Man vs. Rock!
Earlier in the year we attempted to catch up with the unstoppable force that are Big Punch Studios, to find out about their first 12 months of Big Punch Magazine, as well as look forward to new 7String and Afterlife Inc. Inevitably with a gang who write comics, publish magazines, create hit table top games and now podcast as well (not to mention have lives away from comics!), it’s taken them a little bit of time to reply! But we were lucky enough to catch up with Jon, Ali, Nich and Lucy on a rare pause on their journey towards global domination to ask them: how it’s all going?
If you’ve ever thought about entering the world of indie comics publishing, then you could do a lot worse than follow the advice of TPub’s Neil Gibson, who has put together a handy guide to making your own comics and shared it with the world – for free?! We catch up with the Twisted Dark publisher to find out the secret to publishing the TPub way, as well as find out about their new app and release of Twisted Dark volume 5!
Lucy Bellwood’s Baggywrinkles is one of those comics that had us intrigued from the first moment we heard the title. Which is a good thing because the synopsis of it being about life on tall ships might have put us off checking it out – which would have been a huge mistake! However thanks to it’s charming art and gentle humour we are now converts to these utterly delightful nautical tales and we felt compelled to get in touch with the creator of Baggywrinkles to find out more about this genuinely unique comic.
We love a good scare at Pipedream Comics, and one series which has really unsettled us in recent times has been the Split Lip Horror Comic Antholology. A new discovery for us here in the UK, it has a well-established pedigree in the US and some of the scariest stories are being collected into an anthology via Kickstarter. We catch up with creator Sam Costello to find out what has inspired him to keep freaking people out after a decade of Split Lip.