When we first launched, one of the incredibly innovative series we discovered was Ezra Clayton Daniels’ Upgrade Soul – a mix of surreal sci-fi and cutting edge digital story-telling. Over the years, Upgrade Soul has been through many incarnations but along the way Ezra has gained some unique insights into digital story-telling and is now looking to share that knowledge with a new digital comics manifesto and a website called Screendiver.com, we catch up with him to find out more!
Digital comics trailblazer SUTU is at it again, creating a new collection of augmented reality paintings in an art book called Prosthetic Reality, which he is looking to get funded on Kickstarter. We’ve seen SUTU’s augmented reality work before in the amazing Modern Polaxis comic (which was a previous nominee for our Digital Comic Of The Year award) as well as his cutting edge story-telling in webcomics like These Memories Won’t Last, however this time he has brought along some other digital comics pioneers to help him, including Upgrade Soul’s Ezra Clayton Daniels and many more from all over the globe. Although it is a much more traditional book in the sense that it has individual pieces of artwork on a printed page, the addition of an augmented reality layer provided via a free to download introduce some truly staggering new dimensions to already amazing looking pieces of artwork. Words can’t really do it justice, so check out the Kickstarter video below and if you like what you see then pledge to the Kickstarter here.
In an alternate version of the 20th century, the Nazis weren’t completely defeated in 1945 and a rogue general manages to activate a doomsday device. The only way the world can be saved is by a group of the Allieds’ best heroes. That’s the brilliantly old school set up for Lex McDonald’s Assault on Fortress Doom, so we catch up with him to find out if this is the start of a world war two comics revival or just an excuse for him to write over the top action sequences involving commandos and submarines!
With a new issue set to launch at this weekend’s Bristol Comics Expo, we catch up with Vince Hunt creator of The Red Mask From Mars. As well as being a small press standout, he is also one third of the team behind the Awesome Comics Podcast so we turn the tables and get him to pitch his book to us as well as explain what the heck is up with all those spacesharks from the first two issues!
We won’t lie, we were a little bit apprehensive when we decided to get in touch with the creators of indie sensation Man vs. Rock, after all these are the people who created a character who has sexual relations with rocks and believes they are the source of all that is wrong and evil in the world! However when the answers to our tentative questions arrived in our inbox, we weren’t disappointed. So sit back and enjoy a glimpse into the truly indescribable world of Man vs. Rock!
Continuing the comics as music theme from the first arc, Nich Angell’s 7String returns for a new digital adventure on ComiXology with tracks 4 and 5. And just like a musician who has to follow a strong debut with that ‘difficult second album’ Nich looks to continue his epic fantasy series, but can they reach the heights of their predecessors or will they fall to the bottom of the charts?
We’ve a special mini indie round-up this week as we look at a couple of highly original crime tales from Aussie writer Ryan K Lindsay and Finnish artist Smi Kivela. First up is the blood soaked and sun-baked surf noir of Chum from Comix Tribe and then we also look at the truly unique Deer Editor, a sublime slice of classic crime noir with a utterly unforgettable hero!
It’s turning out to be quite the year for Wonder Woman. DC’s premier superheroine is not only celebrating her 75th anniversary but she also made her big screen debut and is one of the most anticipated titles in DC’s Rebirth initiative. But as all of this has been going on, DC’s digital first team have been doing their part for the character with the Legend of Wonder Woman. Now, as this series comes to an end, we see if it was a book worthy of Diana Prince?
Comics have never been cooler, and at Pipedream Comics, we think indie comics are the coolest of the cool. So, in the latest issue of our indie comics magazine The Pull List, we celebrate their all-round brilliance by putting together a list of our favourite comic creators and small-press publishers that we’ve called ‘The Indie Cool List’. You can read the full list by purchasing The Pull List #2 from Gumroad here!
We never tire of referring to Stu ‘SUTU’ Campbell as a webcomic trailblazer and pioneer, because his titles like Nawlz, Neomad and Modern Polaxis are some of the most dynamic and exciting digital comics we have seen. His latest work, These Memories Won’t Last is much more personal though, telling the story of his grandfather’s dementia. but still features his unique cutting edge brand of story-telling. We catch up with Stu to find out the secrets behind this wonderful webcomic.