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.

HellbreakAlongside his work for the big two, Cullen Bunn has carved a dark and foreboding niche for thanks to supernatural western The Sixth Gun and creepy indie series The Remains from MonkeyBrain Comics. Now, alongside artist Brian Churilla and colouring legend Dave Stewart, Bunn has quite literally taken a trip to hell and back with Hellbreak #1 for Oni Press. But will this demonic team book succeed in besting his western masterpiece?

The Remains thumbnailCullen Bunn’s American gothic supernatural horror story The Remains has been giving us nightmares since the first issue was published with it’s haunting tale of a mysterious stranger who visits a family in a rural American farm and has a creepy effect on it’s local rat population. Keen to find out where this terrifying idea came from we contacted the man behind it, writer Cullen Bunn to find out how he created such a nightmarish concept for his first book with MonkeyBrain Comics.

This weekend’s must-read digital comics feature some nightmare inducing horror from Cullen Bunn and Monkeybrain Comics, plus an all-ages Saturday morning cartoon inspired indie in the shape of Alex The Abominable from Jack Davies and Jacob Boniface. Plus a tribute to a comedy legend who is with us no more in IDW’s Ghostbusters.

The growth of digital comics apps for the iPad has created an exciting new market place for independent comics publishers. With regular sales promoting titles from smaller publishers, ComiXology does a great job of getting it’s readers to check and out and sample new titles with the convenience of a digital download. One such title which I was tempted to check out for the the first time recently is The Sixth Gun from Oni Press. A supernatural western it combines all your favourite elements of the classic wild west with a brilliantly gothic under current that would make HP Lovecraft or Mike Mignola proud. The man behind the title is writer Cullen Bunn, who you might be more familiar with from his run on Marvel’s Fear Itself, so I got in touch with him to ask just what the effect of digital sales are having on books like The Sixth Gun.