As one of our favourite events from 2016, this year’s Bristol Comics and Zine Fair had sky high expectations, but they managed to more than managed to live up these high hopes thanks to an incredibly well run event packed full of exciting and diverse creators in a really fun and packed (and most importantly full!) venue.

Josh Hicks delightfully daft Glorious Wrestling Alliance has been one of our favourite books of the last few years, so when we found out he was putting together a collection of short that were being released by the guys at Good Comics we couldn’t wait. With Human Garbage set to debut at the upcoming ELCAF on June 16th, we caught up with Josh to find out why he thought calling his work garbage was a good idea and why his team up with Good Comics can only lead to great things!

For as long we can remember Matthew Dooley and Dirty Rotten Comics seem to have been intertwined in our consciousness as we discovered them both at the same time and they continue have a bizarre symmetry with the latest releases. Keen to perpetuate this connection we take a look at Matthew’s new book The Practical Implications of Immortality as well as the bumper 10th issue of the wonderful Dirty Rotten Comics.

Last year was a banner year for cartoonist Matthew Dooley as he released his excellent collection Meanderings, but also scooped the prestigious Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story prize as a result. The story that won him the prize was a tale about a tall milkman and is the centrepiece in his latest collection Practical Implications of Immortality, alongside sweary birds and auto-biographical stories that literally see him laid bare – so we decided to find out more about his unique world view.

icoty2016Our rundown of the top 50 indie comics of 2016 continues. This selection includes shanti pirates, fantastical beast, time-travelling spies, magical thieves, tea-making deities and friendly ghosts! Keep reading as we get closer close to revealing our shortlist for the Indie Comic of the Year 2016!

Read Indie Comic of the Year 2016 #50-#41 here

icoty2016Following in the footsteps of our Digital Comic Of The Year poll, we are introducing a new award this year – Indie Comic of the Year 2016. Celebrating the fantastic variety of indie and small press books which we have covered on the site in the past 12 months. We’ll give you a shortlist of the top 10 for voting on December 26th, but in the meantime we’ll countdown the 50 best indie comics of the year and remind you of what a great year it has been for indie and small press comics!

DRC7Mixing sharp satire with surreal nonsense, Dirty Rotten Comics is the coolest small press anthology out there. Along with Meanderings, a short collection from artist Matthew Dooley, they make up the roster of the newly formed Throwaway Press and we catch up with editor Gary Clapp to find out why you definitely shouldn’t be discarding either of these amazing indie collections.

indie-round-upThis week’s indie comics round-up features 4 of the very best arthouse indie anthologies from the UK including: the latest instalment of Dirty Rotten Comics; Throwaway Press’ debut collection of eclectic short stories from Matt Dooley Meanderings; Avery Hill’s eclectic think piece Reads; and Sunday supplement meets art school review Save Our Souls.