Thanks to indie hits like Chunks, Cordelia Swift and Transfer, writer Matt Garvey has become one of Small Press’ most prolific talents. This week, Garvey and new artist collaborator Dizevez have released the first issue of Ether, a dark crime thriller about a dangerous new costumed vigilante out to seek justice. Could this be yet another great feather in Garvey’s ever growing cap or will this be one book which should be lost in…. well,…. the ether?

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!)

Is the hero a time traveller flitting between the 1940s and a medieval world, or just a disturbed mental patient in an asylum hallucinating it all? This is the unsettling premise of Kevin Chilcoat’s new comic, Knight in the Snake Pit, about a man who believes he can live in the past just a little too literally. Could this comic be a dragon-slaying success, or is it a title better off left in the past?

Following the footsteps of Ram V’s Grafity’s Wall, another indie creator, Owen Micheal Johnson (Beast Wagon) has set his sights on unbound.com for his next venture in self-publishing with a proposed new collection of his debut graphic novel from a few years ago now, Reel Love. Semi autobiographical, this is the story of.. well, I’ll let Owen tell you:

From Mad Robot Comics, the team behind the recent Cadavers series, comes a new collected edition of Last Exit To Brighton, one of the first collaborations between writer Matt Hardy and artist Ed Bentley. Available in glossy colour for the first time, Ed’s awesome watercolour art has been given some extra zing to bring it bang up to date, while the story and lettering have also been given a quick tidy up by Matt and letterer extraordinaire Rob Jones. It means that our tale of a pair of mismatched detectives hunting an occult serial killer in post-apocalyptic Brighton is now even more weird and wonderful than ever before, and is a great chance to get a look at the early work of this really exciting and original indie teams!
You can find out more on the Kickstarter page here. And you can watch the pledge video below.

Don’t be fooled by the fact that the hero of The Sorrowful Putto of Prague is a cherubic angel, he’s anything but a cuddly representation of all things good. Instead, our hero Xavier, attempts to look after the mythical creatures of Prague which gets him into all sort of scrapes and gets himself out in some far from angelic ways! James Stafford’s webcomic mixes fantastical characters with a violent and a dark sense of humour to create a a legendary mix of stories.

From the opening blood soaked page which sees hit woman Lon getting life advice from her most recent victim (who has a particularly large bullet hole in his head), then you know you are in for a bloody, violent and gritty crime tale with Beautiful Canvas, courtesy of the team behind Deer Editor and Chum and it definitely doesn’t disappoint!.

We’ve been looking forward to this one ever since we discovered the wacky world of the Etherington Brothers back at the end of last year, and the early images of this book was one of the main reason we picked them to be a part of our Indie Showcase Special of The Pull List. Created by the mysterious alter ego of Lorenzeo Etherington, it’s filled with mix of trademark, high energy Etherington artwork and quirky characters, but rendered with a halftone-tastic sheen and a generous dose of retro styling to create a book that looks effortlessly cool and totally unique – it even comes with its own 3D section and 3D glasses! So get behind this brilliant book and make sure it is added to your collection soon by pledging for it here. And watch the pledge video below!