On Sunday May 13th in Brighton, Comic Pop Up, a new indie comics shop will be debuting in the Hanover Pub as part of Brighton Arts Festival. It’s a pop up shop, stocking some of the best indie and small press comics in the UK (including our very own The Pull List) and is the brainchild of Simon Rusell, who is looking to bring the world of indie and small press comics to a new audience. We caught up with him to find out all about it!

The new book from Leonie O’Moore, creator of Lord and Double Dead is another creepy slice of gothic horror. This time it’s set in a mysterious house inhabited by spiritual beings who look like animals, but who may not be as benevolent as the young girls who move into their late Aunt’s house first think. With a period setting and a classical art style, we caught up with Leonie to find out more the spooky world she has created from her feisty female leads! (Contains some mild spoilers!)

It’s been another bumper month for Kickstarters, and it wouldn’t be a crowd-funding extravaganza without the Aussie King of Kickstarter Ryan K Lindsay (Chum, Deer Editor and EIR). Instead of being another gritty crime drama, Ink Island is an all ages adventure starring his own kids that comes complete with a teaching pack for families and teachers.  So we decided to catch up with Ryan to find out the secrets of a good Kickstarter, why he’s aiming it at kids, as well as the mysteries of Ink Island.

Set in the seedy underbelly of 60s London, Nick Prolix’s webcomic The Sheep And The Wolves and it’s print spin-off Slang Pictorial, mixes vintage crime and newspaper strip capers as be-quiffed hitman Jimmy struts around town impressing the birds and trying to make a name for himself as an underworld player. Having met up with Nick at True Believers, we decided to pay a visit to his Cockney manor, have a cup of rosie lea and a bit of Frank and Pat about all things Sheep And Wolves!

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!

Leamington Comic Con Logo 2015Having 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!)

After pushing the boundaries of story-telling with the uncompromising and truly unique Monologue and Epilogue, Stuart John McCune’s latest project The Human Beings is heralded as being ‘uniquely freaky’ and comes with a money back guarantee if you can find a book that is anything like this new style of anthology. We catch up with Stuart to find out why it’s so unlike anything else around.

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!