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BHP Comics acquire small press standouts Rolled A One and Dungeon Fun, as well as new international distribution deal

Having made a name for themselves with books like Rok of The Reds, Killtopia, Freedom Bound and Full Colour, Scottish indie publishers BHP Comics are set to have an even more exciting 2019 thanks to acquiring the rights to publish two of our favourite small press titles along with a new international publishing deals.

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Image Comics to release new anthology 24 Panels in honour of Grenfell Towers, features work from Alan Moore, Kieron Gillen and a host of UK Small Press creators

Although we don’t usually cover Image Comics books here on the site, we are making an exception for their new anthology 24 Panels. Not only is it for a fantastic cause, as it is intended to to honour those who were affected by last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy here in the UK. But it also […]

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Small Press writer Matt Garvey to release ‘Gotta Start Somewhere’ a new anthology for unpublished creators – find out how to get involved!

As well as writing stellar small press comics like white NOIR, The Ether, Chunks and the recent Red Rocket Comet, Matt Garvey has turned all altruistic and offered to self finance a small press anthology – called Gotta Start Somewhere – for creators who have never been published before which he will help get into […]

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“There’s something very cool about seeing a medieval priory come to life with colourful art and cosplay that makes the event kind of unique and quirky!” Stuart Mulrain tells all about the True Believers Summer Variant 2018

With it’s unique location in a medieval friary, and it’s chilled out atmosphere, the True Believers Summer Variant was one of our highlights of last year’s convention circuit. With only a week to go until the big day this year (August 5th at Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester), we caught up with organiser Stuart Mulrain to […]

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Show Report: The Comics Summit 2018

This weekend saw the first ever Comics Summit in Cheltenham, the brain child of Big Punch Studios’ Jon Lock it was a chance for indie comics creators and newbies alike, to find out more and discuss the wonderful world of indie comics with their peers, without the need to have a table and sell your […]

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“Whether you’re just starting out, or if you’re already creating comics and want to spend time with your peers, I hope there’ll be something for everyone.” Jon Lock on The Comics Summit in Cheltenham on July 14th and 15th

This July sees the first ever Comics Summit, a chance for indie and small press comic creators to share their knowledge and experience with each other, without the stresses of also having to man a comic convention table and make sales! The brainchild of Big Punch Studios’ Jon Lock, we caught him on a rare […]

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Show Report: Leamington Comic Con 2018

A glorious venue, a beautiful sunny day and a great selection of comics to check out – you couldn’t have asked for a better set of circumstances for the fourth Leamington Comic Con. Our roving reporter Alex Thomas heads up the M5 for weekend of small press comics in a truly unique setting.

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“I really feel that we’ve taken it up another level this year and 2018 is our biggest convention yet” Dan Mallier on what to look forward to at this year’s Leamington Comic Con 2018

This weekend see the return of the fantastic Leamington Comic Con, one of the countries best small comic cons with an emphasis on comics and small press at it’s heart. With this year’s event seeing appearances from 2000 AD legend John Wagner and Marvel writer Al Ewing as well as the best of small press […]

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Show Report: Swindon Small Press Signing

As “Comicons” increase in number and the term becomes ever broader to describe events with varying focus on comics, cosplay, merch and media stars of yesteryear the UK small press community has increasingly turned to small press events at willing local comic shops to introduce more readers to the world of independent comics, and last […]

Preview: Cardiff Indie Comic Expo 2018

As convention season begins to pick up, we take a look ahead to Cardiff Indie Comic Expo (CICE) – billed as the return of Cardiff’s original independent comic show, it is taking place on Saturday 2nd June, 2018 in its original venue of the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Newport Rd, Cardiff. Tickets are available from […]

Preview: Leamington Comic Con 2018 – John Wagner to launch Rok Of The Reds collected edition exclusively!

As the weather begins to warm and comic fans and creators begin to brave stepping outside their front door, convention season begins to spark into life. The next on our calendar is the always excellent Leamington Comic Con on April 14th, which is set to feature a guest appearance from Judge Dredd creator John Wagner, […]

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Preview: On A Sunbeam (Avery Hill Publishing)

Tillie Walden’s mind-bending webcomic On A Sunbeam was deservedly crowned our Indie Comic of the Year for 2016 (as well as being nominated for an Eisner and some other lesser awards!) and so we were delighted to learn that Avery Hill will be releasing a printed collection of this epic tale later in the year. […]

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Preview: Porcelain: Ivory Tower (Improper Books)

When it comes to eagerly anticipated indie books, then top of the list of titles we could not wait to read in 2017 has to be Porcelain: Ivory Tower from Improper Books. The sequel to Benjamin Read and Christian Wildgoose’s epic steampunk fantasy, it made it’s tentative debut at this year’s Lakes festival but is set to […]

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Preview: Samurai Slasher 3 (Mike Garley Comics)

It’s been a busy few month for writer Mike Garley. After the critically acclaimed Late Fees, came the latest volume of equally revered The Kill Screen with Everything Not Save Will Be Lost. And now, with Friday 13th just passed he’s started a new Kickstarter campaign for the final chapter in the epic, blood-soaked Samurai […]

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Show Report: Bristol Comics & Zine Fair 2017

As one of our favourite events from 2016, this year’s Bristol Comics and Zine Fair had sky high expectations, but they managed to more than managed to live up these high hopes thanks to an incredibly well run event packed full of exciting and diverse creators in a really fun and packed (and most importantly […]

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Preview: Bristol Comics and Zine Fair

This weekend sees the Bristol Comics and Zine Fair return to The Station in Bristol between 12.00 and 6.00. This free to enter event was one of our favourite shows last year and this year’s event features an amazing line up of exhibitors, many of whom are familiar names for readers of the site, as […]

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Freedom City Comics looks at history of civil rights and politics on Tyneside in FREE digital comic!

If you’re after a free digital comic and a history lesson about the north east of England, then Freedom City Comics have just the book for you! Their new anthology, which put together by Newcastle University alongside some of the team from Applied Comics, presents snapshots of the history of civil rights and politics on […]