Despite the variety that comes along in small press comics, traditional fantasy stories involving elves and fairies seem to be something of a rarity. That’s why, when one hits our (metaphorical) desk, we at take note. This week, James Blundell does just that with the first issue of Plague, which sees these fantastical beings surviving in the midst of a very human ailment.

One of the most eagerly anticipated indie books of recent years is PJ Montgomery and Gavin Mitchell’s adaption of Steve Jackson’s The Trolltooth Wars in graphic novel form. Two years in since it was first funded on Kickstarter,  it has achieved near mythic status on the small press scene, as speculation about when it would finally see the light of day has grown with every pasing month. But as we discovered in our recent interview, it’s finally here and we’ve been given a fantastic first look – so does it live up to the wait?

It’s been two years since PJ Montgomery and Gavin Mitchell Kickstarted their adaptation of Steve Jackson’s fantasy novel The Trolltooth Wars, and it’s finally about to see the light of day! So where’s it been and what was the hold up? We catch up with PJ and Gavin to discuss one of the most anticipated indie books of the year and find out if it was worth the wait?! (Stay tuned for our full review tomorrow!)

After coming in third of our best comic of the year award (a noble position, given the array of quality titles in the running), writer Ken Reynolds, along with partner in crime Sam Bentley, didn’t rest on their laurels and returned to Kickstarter with a new issues Cognition #2: Black Shuck. With the rewards now being sent out we take a look at this latest instalment and see how it lives up to past efforts!.

Small press sensation Rozi Hathaway is making quite the name for herself on the indie scene with her beautiful, through-provoking, poetic style. With a  dreamy mix of painted artwork and minimalist story-telling, her latest book Cosmos And Other Stories was launched at Leamington Comic Con to critical acclaim, so we caught up with Rozi to find out more about what inspires her highly personal style of comic.

With a host of great comic events coming our way this summer we take a look at a few of our favourites. We start out with the Cardiff Independent Comic Expo which will be taking place at Cardif Masonic Hall on Saturday July 8th and features a fantastic mix of name guests and indie and small press superstars!

A cherubic angel takes care of various supernatural charaters in Prague in the upber webcomic The Sorrowful Putto of Prague. Recently described by Samuel L Jackson as ‘dope ass’ we caught up with writer James Stafford to find out more about his angelic hero and his celebrity endorsement!

On Sunday May 13th in Brighton, Comic Pop Up, a new indie comics shop will be debuting in the Hanover Pub as part of Brighton Arts Festival. It’s a pop up shop, stocking some of the best indie and small press comics in the UK (including our very own The Pull List) and is the brainchild of Simon Rusell, who is looking to bring the world of indie and small press comics to a new audience. We caught up with him to find out all about it!

The new issue of indie comics fanzine The Pull List is out now for just £0.99 from our digital store! 

This issue we look at the world of crowd-funding with our Kickstarter Secrets special! Kickstarter has become an essential part of the indie comics scene, so to find out more about how our favourite creators make the most of the crowd-funding platform we talk to a panel of experts to find out their essential secrets.

We also talk to Aussie King of Kickstarter Ryan K Lindsay about his new all-ages book Ink Island, Chris Baldie about his moustachioed hero Space Captain, and Tom Ward about the gothic world of Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman.

We also have reviews of the best new indie and small press comics, previews of up and coming titles in our gallery, and show reports from True Believers and Leamington Comic Convention.

You can download it from our Gumroad Store here!