It’s that time at last! We’ve whittled down the contenders from a long list of over 100 to this final 10 who represent the very best in indie and small press publishing in 2018. There’s superheroes, science-fiction, slice of life, humour, horror, pirates, gangsters and even family holidays! But which is the best? That’s up to you to decide. So read through our pick of our favourite books of the year, but only you can choose the winner.
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As we close in on the top 10 for Indie and Small Press Comic of the Year 2018 we have a motley bunch of books that include skeletal villains, sweary superheros, 60s spaceships, fantasy adventures, flawed writers, bawdy tales and giant space cathedrals!

We countdown of the best indie and small press comics of year continues our journey to finding out the Indie Comic of the Year 2018. This time we look at Victorian superheros, caffeine addicted journalists, retro bad girls, warrior sword maidens, South American drug mules and demonic theme parks.

It’s been an incredibly strong year for Avery Hill Publishing in 2018, with critically acclaimed books like Follow Me In, The Great North Wood and On A Sunbeam joining their already stellar line up on titles. With 2019 just around the corner, we’ve had a sneak peak at some of the books scheduled for release in the new year and it looks set to continue their strong pedigree of interesting and exciting titles from new creators as well as new work from some familiar names.

After the hectic release fest that was this year’s Thought Bubble it was time for a more serene event this weekend as we headed to Bristol for the annual Bristol Comics and Zine Festival, one of our favourite events on the indie and small press friendly convention circuit.

Set on a mining colony in the depths of space Kristyna Baczynski’s Retrograde Orbit is a complex and poignant tale of a young alien girl trying to fit into a world that is different to her own. With it’s subtle look at immigration and identity, we caught up with it’s creator to find out more about about what it is like to be an alien in both senses of the word.

For her full length graphic novel debut, Follow Me In, Katriona Chapman has expanded the small but poignant world of her Katzine travelogues and turned into something much more epic. Chronicling her travels in Mexico and the breakdown of a relationship along the way, it’s part travelogue, part therapy session and so we caught up with Kat to find out how she managed to balance these two disparate elements of her story so well. 

One of three books being released by Avery Hill at this year’s Thought Bubble, Kristyna Baczynski’s Retrograde Orbit is a beautiful and poignant tale about about a young girl looking to find a sense of home and identity in a galaxy where she feels like doesn’t quite belong.