The latest selection of fantastic indie comics, hand picked by our intrepid reporter Olly MacNamee at last month’s True Believers Comic Festival, features: the latest issue The London Horror Comic, John Pearson’s artbook Dreadline, and Wrench Productions’ Bizarre Dimensions.

 

While nowhere near Springtime yet, I find my winter hibernation now over and done with, as I dust myself off and I find myself looking ahead to the slate of upcoming comic cons here in the Midlands area. First up, on Saturday February 4th, the third True Believers comic con once again sets up shop at the Cheltenham Racecourse facilities. So what does this season starter have to offer?

pcgblognewThe fine folk from the PCG have sent us another round-up of the best mainstream digital comics, including A.D..: After Death Book One from Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire, who also supplies us a story for Old Man Logan. Plus Jason Aaron’s Unworthy Thor and Southern Bastards, and Dark Horse’s Ether.

pcgblognewAlthough we’re all about indie and small press comics here at Pipedream Comics, we also love getting our mainstream books digitally. And so as part of a team up with the awesome Paradox Comics Group, their fantastic writers bring you a unique look at some of the best mainstream books currently available on ComiXology.

midwinter01_cover-350x534Last month we caught up with writer Dan Whitehead to discuss his 80s video games inspired series, Midwinter and Hex Loader. But don’t just take his word for how good they are, Olly MacNamee has given them a quick upload and tried to get his own high score in the latest Ollie’s World of Indie.

Charlie-SaysLadies, gentlemen and others. The representation of non-binary genders is seriously lacking in the comic-book world and it needs addressing. While, yes, non-binary gender is in the minority, it would be great to have more openly non-binary characters than what is currently on offer. And none of this ‘hinting’ that somebody may or may not be non-binary. It has to be canon.

vesselsWith some extra time on his hands thanks to the school holidays, our indie comics expert Olly MacNamee takes a few hours out from sunning himself to cast an eye over three more great indie titles in this month’s Olly’s World of Indie. They include: Dave Cook’s new fantasy story Vessels; anarchic music inspired series Iron Bard Ballisto; and both volumes of David Lumsden’s Boat, based on his short film.

Charlie-SaysLet’s take a ramble off the beaten track of comic books, away from the bigger publishers and those all important sales targets. Set course for adventure with the art of the crowd-funded comic book, where anybody can pitch an idea and bring together a like-minded group of people. As we regularly see on out Kickstarter Of The Week feature on the site, there are some absolute gems and we take a look at why you should looking at the world of crowd funding for your next favourite comic book.