Descending Outlands #2With the second issue of his science fiction space opera Descending Outlands set to debut at this weekend’s Melksham Comic Convention 2015, we catch up with writer and colourist Shaun Dobie to discuss Star Wars, spaceships and filling the space sci-fi void.

StrangeNation_vol1_coverIn the weird and wonderful world of Strange Nation, investigative journalist Norma Parker gets caught up in the middle of an alien invasion, is chased by killer sasquatches and is the victim of a global conspiracy involving her entire family. Originally released as a digital-first series from MonkeyBrain Comics, it has now been collected together by IDW Publishing and released as a printed edition so we caught up with writer Paul Allor to find out if he is right to be paranoid about the world we live in!

Adventure in PulpWebcomic Adventures in Pulp, takes classic pulp stories of the 40s and 50s featuring private eyes and alien invasions and gives them a slick 21st century presentation (but without ever losing their vintage charm!). Published online and now available via ComiXology we caught up with writer Brett Harris, co-creator of this 5 star rated series, to find out what inspired him to get pulpy!

Screen Shot 2015-08-07 at 14.11.10It’s not long to go before our friends at the Melksham Comic Con 2015 open their doors for another year. One of the best local conventions in the UK, we catch up with Conventions organiser to find out about their plans for this year’s events and what’s been happening with her and her team.

Oemnibus coverFor his new Oemnibus collection, Powers co-creator Michael Avon Oeming is taking a look back at his 18+ year career and has assembled some of his best and rarest work into a career-spanning anthology. We caught up with the man behind Mice Templar and more, along with design Tara Rhymes to find out more about this pun-tastic retrospective. 

PhonogramHaving completed their first 12 issues of their creator-owned series The Wicked and The Divine, writer Kieron Gillen and longtime collaborator Jamie McKelvie are returning to the equally esoteric world of their breakout hit in Phonogram: Immaterial Girl. Arriving this August from Image Comics we catch up with writer Kieron to talk about pop stars as gods, phonomancers and mind-bending versions of classic ’80s music videos

Queen 1It’s a momentous time-period for UK politics right now, with the rise of the SNP and a new Conservative government in Downing Street, but that’s not nearly exciting enough for a tense political thriller. How about if you throw in a bit of murder and intrigue for good measure?! That’s the basic premise behind Jamie Me’s Queen a new Kickstarter-funded digital comic. So we put down the smoking gun and unleash our ‘inner Paxman’ to find out more!

Holidaze 5 coverEver 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.

Silicon HeartThe 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 AnthologyBroken 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.