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!

Doc Dino #01Doc Dino is an interesting character. Not just because he is a dinosaur surgeon who keeps killing his patients, but because he is a great example of the unpredictable nature of Kickstarter. Having managed funding at the second attempt, can Merrick’s Tom Ward and Wart’s Chris Welsh fulfil the faith their fans have bestowed in them? And having avoided extinction, does Doc Dino have what it takes to evolve and survive?

Doc DinoThis week’s pick of Kickstarter sees Tom Ward (Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman) and Chris Welsh (Wart) back for another shot of getting funding for their tale of a dinosaur surgeon! “It’s a tale of emotion, treachery, backstabbing, lost love and even a little bit of kung fu” and what more can you ask for than that?!