Boat volume 1We’re used to the world of comics inspiring our cinema. But film maker David Lumsden chose to do things the other way round with his short film Boat, about a post-event Scotland which is now underwater, and turned it into a series of stunning black and white graphic novels. We catch up with David to find out more about turning films into comics, the rules of No Land, and how he’d survive on a boat.

4536363-logo-drawn-and-quaterlyRenowned indie publisher Drawn & Quarterly is to debut on comiXology and Amazon this week which will see internationally bestselling titles like Lynda Barry’s One! Hundred! Demons; Guy Delisle’s Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City; Rutu Modan’s Exit Wounds and Anders Nilsen’s Big Questions available from the cloud giant for the first time.

ComiXology Amazon KindleIn news that will shock no-one, the world’s largest comics company (Marvel) and the world’s largest digital comics provider (comiXology) have agreed to continue their relationship together. This means you can continue getting your favourite Marvel comics via the comiXology apps and website. However, if you’re a Kindle user this new deal means an extra 12,000 new titles are now available on the Kindle Store, so there’s no way you’ll miss that all important new issue!

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“Where are all my comics and why can’t I buy new ones?!”This is going to be a common cry across the homes of many digital comics fans this weekend as ComiXology introduce their new Comics app for iPad and iPhone that turns their revolutionary cloud based market place into a bog standard comic book reader. As part of the new deal that sees ComiXology become part of the Amazon family, Comics users on the iPad and iPhone have been prompted to download a new version of their app for iPhone and iPad this weekend and unfortunately there is more to this than just a fancy new icon on your home screen.