Pull List 02_smallComics 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!

These Memories Wont LastWe 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.

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In exchange for Image Comics releasing a print edition of the Eisner Award winning digital comic The Private Eye, Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin have been let loose in Robert Kirkman’s zombie-filled sandbox to create The Walking Dead: The Alien a unique stand-alone story available exclusively from Panel Syndicate that links to the main Walking Dead timeline in a quite unexpected way.

indie-round-upOur latest round-up of indie digital comics picks a selection of surreal slice of life books that may look they’re based in the real world, but are actually anything but! They include: monstrous bedtime story Good Night; anti-bullying and trolling story Hiddenfolk; Bath based magical fantasy Knockout; and the second volume of free digital anthology Sliced Quarterly.

Karma PoliceWhat comes after life? This has been a question with answers depicted throughout all entertainment mediums and comics are no exception. From Heaven (Afterlife Inc) to Hell (Hellbreak), all possibilities have been written about. Well, now Reincarnation is added to that list, with Karma Police, an action story detailing a group of monks looking to stop bad souls from going to their next lives with baggage. Will this series convert readers to the faith or will it end up just dishing out bad karma?

Pull List 01After weeks of working behind closed doors we can finally reveal our brand new product from the team here at Pipedream Comics as we launch the first issue of The Pull List, a new quarterly magazine dedicated to the world of small press, indie and digital comics. This first issue is packed with exclusive news, reviews and interviews with some of comics’ biggest names and is available for the bargain price of 99p from our new store!

Broken FrontierIt’s a cliche that bears repeating but anthologies are the lifeblood of indie comics, bringing new talent to a wider audience in an eclectic setting. But often it is difficult for editors to maintain consistency of quality or bring in big names to contribute to their fledgling collection. But this is where the team from the Broken Frontier Anthology are trying to rewrite the rules and break down the frontiers of indie publishing by paying them creators up front, but will these big names deliver or just leave the reader broken?

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!