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 well as some fantastic new up and coming creators.

If his previous titles, Drones and Karma Police, are anything to go by, writer Chris Lewis has a penchant for humour and satire in his stories. This doesn’t look to be about to change with recent Kickstarter success Mitch Hammer: Construction Mutant #1, about a smart-mouthed construction foreman made a superhero after a freak accident. But can Lewis build on the success of his prior titles or will Mitch Hammer struggle to chisel out a place on people’s pull lists?

Good Comics continue to make a really interesting name for themselves on the UK small press scene, as publishers of diverse and challenging comics, as well as some classic lo-fi zines via their new Good Zines imprint! Their Autumn line-up features the challenging SID from Olivia Sullivan, as well as New York (A Holiday To Remember) from Elizabeth Querstret and Sarah Crosby’s Stir Fry.

Ryan O’Sullivan and Plaid Klaus’ Turncoat fired it’s way onto our Top 10 Indie Comics Of The Year for 2016 with it’s hilarious tale of a super villain hitman. So when we discovered Ryan and Plaid were uniting again for a new book at Image, then we knew we were in for another twisted treat! We catch up with Ryan to find out more about this psychedelic space adventure and what it’s like going from the indies to Image!

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 Tyneside, and you can read it for free now!

A bit like the subject of this comic, you’ll probably already have an opinion on whether or not you’re going to enjoy this new release from SelfMadeHero. But don’t be completely swayed by that opinion. The Corbyn Comic Book is more than just a cosy love-in for the bearded socialist firebrand, it’s a clever collection of witty social commentary, that just happens to feature a jam making, allotment loving leader of the opposition as it’s hero!

Unless you are backed by the big boys at DC or Marvel, getting your comic to market can be almost as hard as coming up with the idea in the first place. Small press print runs still cost money, even if you run your new mag off and staple it yourself — and then you have to add distribution costs, marketing costs and everything else. Even with a dedicated bunch of friends, you still need funding from somewhere if you are to have any chance of real success

When it comes to a new book from the guys at Madius Comics, we’re used to it being in a slice of twisted horror (often with a vein of dark humour running through the middle) not a story about a giant bunny trying to find his way in the world! But this new offering sees Mike Sambrook go solo and create a sweet all ages tale, that still has a touch of mixed up Madius magic to it.