Our US correspondent Rebecca Hail caught up with The Damned and The Sixth Gun creator Cullen Bunn at the Salina Comic Con. We talked about his new book Regression from Image Comics, plus the inspiration behind his creator owned titles and his take on the state of the indies.

Just when you think the world can’t get any more crazy, then a press release from the Man vs Rock guys appears in our Inbox asking the question “When will Man vs. Rock finally be assassinated by a fascist, foreign dictator?” and giving us a sneak preview of the most explosive graphic novel of all time – UnPresidential!

If you thought football related comics were past their prime the minute Roy of the Rovers hung up his boots, then it’s time to think again as 2000 AD legends John Wagner and Alan Grant have brought fresh legs to this comic book staple with new series Rok of the Reds, that mixes soccer and spaceships to create a quintessentially British comic adventure that is sure to go to extra time!

From our inception 5 years ago, Pipedream Comics has been a huge advocate of the world of digital comics. So we were honoured to be contacted by a team at the British Library who were looking to investigate British Digital Comics and how they can be preserved and archived. But they need your help. So please read their statement below and find out how you can help preserve the world of UK digital comics for posterity!

This weekend saw the great and the good of the UK indie and small press scene descend of the Cardiff Masonic Hall for the Cardiff Independent Comic Expo. Although we couldn’t make it on the day, we were lucky enough to be sent some preview copies of 4 of the fantastic books being released this weekend at CICE, so here is our pick of what we would have got, if we’d been able to make it to Wales!

We see plenty of anthologies in the small press scene, but none quite like Transience: An Unforgettable Anthology. Now being funded on Kickstarter, it collects together a variety of stories set in a world where people can no longer make short term memories to create a unique mix of anthology and ongoing series. But will it succeed in drawing in readers or will it be another anthology which just fades into memory?

We’ve seen plenty of anthologies in our time, and also plenty of post-event book as well, but we can’t remember seeing a post-event anthology with quite the ambition and originality as we have with Transience. Conceived by Ricardo Mo and Leo Johnson it’s a collection of stories from across the globe, in a world where the whole population has only a day’s worth of memory. We catch up with Ricardo and Leo before they forget how they came up with this unique idea!

For this new book from Nobrow Press, writer Jamie Rhodes spent a year at Scotney Castle in Kent, researching the family history and soaking in the legacy of this unique building. But rather than turn it into a dry prose book that would languish on a gift shop shelf, he chose to tell the stories he found as comics. Recruiting 5 artists and getting each to create a truly unique look for the stories about this ancient building and its residents, this fresh approach to historical comics, combined with Nobrow’s exceptional production values, gives you a really unique read that is sure to liven up any National Trust gift shop!

This summer, Swindon’s Incredible Comic Shop joins the growing list of stores to celebrate small press as they hold signing event featuring some of the medium’s most predominant creators. In the run up to this, we’ve sent our own Swindon boy, James Blundell, to speak with store co-owner Troy Loveday and event organiser Sarah Harris about what we can expect.