OctalWant to get into comics, but not sure how? Well there’s a new way in thanks to Mike Schneider and his new indie anthology Octal Volume 1! What makes it different from all the other anthologies is that as well as featuring great stories and art, it also works as a collection of ‘pitch packets’ to showcase the comics off to editors and publishers on the lookout for the next big thing. We got in touch with Mike Schneider to find out just how we could break into the world of comics via Octal!

indie-round-upWith True Believers 2016 a week behind us, we  delve into a few of the indie comics which were on offer at Cheltenham racecourse and see what small press titles were worth our hard-earned cash!! They include: Vince Hunt’s Red Mask From Mars #2, Mike Garley’s The Kill Screen #4, Steve Sims’ Beast Hunting Battle Badgers and Sarah Millman’s Heart of Time.

Gutter Magic #1IDW and Comic Experience’s Gutter Magic is a steampunk, urban fantasy set in a world where World War 2 was won by magic, trolls walk the street and the rougueish Cinder is looking to find out why he isn’t gifted with the same magical powers as the rest of his family. We catch up with writer Rich Douek to out why reallism is so important for world-building in the world of Gutter Magic

ComixologySubmitWe continue our look at the best indie digital comics with our first ComiXology Submit round-up of 2016 featuring: transmogrified wormholes in Disunity; Leonie O’Moore’s afterlife adventure Double Dead; Andy Bloor’s time travelling action adventure series Midnight Man; and tragic Irish slice of life in Debbie Jenkinson’s Remorse

The Kill ScreenCult UK indie sensation The Kill Screen topped our list of the best ComiXology Submit title of 2015, and earned itself a spot in our illustrious top digital comics of 2015 poll – coming a valiant 3rd. We catch up with the creators of this dystopian sic-fi horror, Mike Garley Joshua Sherwell and Mike Stock to find out which of them would be followers and which would be survivors!