Charlie-Says“Gather round! Gather round! Today we’re going to look at all-age comics and why they’re beautiful and wonderful and address the fact that you’re probably not reading enough of them.” Columnist Charlie Says looks at why all ages books should be for everyone and not just for kids.

Marvel ComicsFor over half a century, Marvel has been unsurpassed for the sheer imagination that it has brought comics, movies and even computer games. And whilst much of the credit for the creative offerings must lie with imaginative geniuses such as Steve Ditko, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Marvel has sometimes drawn inspiration from further afield.

Charlie-Says“There is one serious lacking element to the comic book world and that’s diversity in the mainstream. We’re talking diversity of race, gender, sex, sexuality, ability, religion and more besides.” So says our new columnist Charlie Humphries who takes a look at the issue of diversity in the All-New All-Different Marvel Universe in our new column Charlie Says….

Crime Fiction LoverAs part of their recent ‘Classics’ month the folk at CrimeFictionLover website asked our editor Alex Thomas to pick out 10 of his favourite classic crime graphic novels that are available digitally. He picked out a range of all-time classics along with some modern masterpieces and you read the full line-up here.

Do you agree with his choices, if not then let us know which ones you would have included instead?

Garcia-MethodAfter weeks of waiting, comic book writer Ryan Garcia finally has some artwork to look at and approve. But does it live up to the story in his head! Ryan continues his regular column on How To Write A Digital Comic with The Garcia Method: All About Those Inks, About Those Inks, No Pencils!

fantastic_four_new_logoAfter months of rumours of last minute reshoots, we have finally been treated to a first look at Fox’s new Fantastic Four movie trailer. The trailer does not show us much, but what it does show us is markedly different from the previous FF movie. Inevitably the internet has exploded with bile and hyperbole about what they have done with comics’ first family, but here at Pipedream Comics we are looking forward to it immensely and here’s why we have nothing to fear…

Garcia-MethodAfter waiting, waiting and then waiting a little bit more, writer Ryan Garcia is finally able to see his comic book script come to life. But what’s the next step in the process and how will he feel about what his artist has produced?! We find out in The Garcia Method: Page Sketches and Rethinking Your Script.

Garcia-MethodWith his creative team assembled and firmly under contract comic book writer Ryan Garcia has to tackle the hardest part of the comic book creation process: waiting. As his artist sharpens his pencil and starts creating character sketches of his precious creation, Ryan practices his skills on Threes as he waits for ‘The Moment’ when his character comes to life in The Garcia Method: Waiting For The Moment.