Comics based on video games have a varied track record, for every Sonic The Comic, there are a dozen lazy cash ins. Fortunately, video game journalist Dan Whitehead has avoided some of those perils by picking an obscure ‘classic’ from the late 1980s for his comic book Midwinter and turned it into a smart survivalist thriller. We catch up with him to find out why Midwinter was so far ahead of it’s time!
Not all indie comics have to be about angsty superheroes or moody monochrome slice of life tales. Sometimes it’s OK to put together some weird pictures and some surreal characters and call them a story. We take a look at three of these such quirky tales in our latest indie comics round-up featuring: Adam and Gill’s Trivia Game, Mooncop and Mr Unpronouceable and the Sect of The Bleeding Eye.
If you’re a fan of ’90s video games magazine then you may recognise the name of Smart Bomb!!‘s Will Overton as the illustration whiz behind the anime-inspired covers of Superplay magazine. If you don’t recognise the name, then the eye-popping, jaw-dropping cover for this debut issue of his video game inspired comic magazine Smart Bomb!! should be enough to power you up and purchase it!
Tim West is known to many as the man behind Comicsy the online digital comic store. But now he has gone from publisher to writer with a new cutting edge web comic Kill Spree. Set to push the boundaries of what makes a digital/web comic Tim has taken the best elements of his favourite web comics and added great new features like animation and the ability to drill down through the page back to the pencils and script to create a truly unique and exciting way to tell stories. He’s also added in some violence and swearing just to make it a bit more lively! We catch up with Tim to find out more about the exciting and innovative world of Kill Spree.
In the latest of our ‘Why I Love Digital Comics’ series Tim West, founder of UK digital comics storefront Comicsy, tells us why he loves his digital collection more than print.
Although the world of digital comics may seem to dominated by major distributors like ComiXology and iVerse, an increasing number of independent companies are now setting up their own portals online for fans to buy more low-key digital titles directly from them. This kind of entrepreneurial spirit is what the world of digital comics so exciting and one website taking advantage of this new world order is Comicsy created by web developer Tim West. However unlike the other distributors, Comicsy has a unique selling point – one which is very close to our heart – all the titles on there are created by British and Irish creators. As a fellow Brit looking to make a name for himself in the world of digital comics we knew we had to get in touch and find out more, so welcome to the world of Comicsy…