Reel Love Collected EditionThe new hardcover version of Owen Michael Johnson’s wonderful Reel Love: The Complete Collection really resonated with our inner movie geek, so we caught up with Owen’ ahead of the books release to find out more about what inspired his love of the cinema and how he found the emotional truth of his story!

The Lady Doctor is our first foray into the world of books from Myriad Editions and we are hoping it won’t be our last. Ian Williams’ latest is the follow up to his previous The Bad Doctor and continues to mix outlandishly funny tales about life in the NHS with an undercurrent of real emotional pathos, that reminds us how human these doctors who treat us, really are.

Scottish indie publisher BHP Comics, have evolved from a ‘little-company-who-could’, into a real player in the UK comics scene. With a roster featuring big name titles like John Wagner’s Rok of The Reds or the Frank Quitely Sketchbook.  We take a look at one of it’s exciting new titles in Plagued volume 2: The Miranda Chronicles.

Set on a mining colony in the depths of space Kristyna Baczynski’s Retrograde Orbit is a complex and poignant tale of a young alien girl trying to fit into a world that is different to her own. With it’s subtle look at immigration and identity, we caught up with it’s creator to find out more about about what it is like to be an alien in both senses of the word.

Pipedream Comic logoAccording to market analysts Comichron and ICv2, the comics industry hit a 20 year high for graphic novel and comic book sales in 2014, with digital comics now comprising a whopping 10% of the US and Canadian market.  The report, published by Comichron’s John Jackson Miller and ICv2’s Milton Griepp estimate total comics and graphic novel sales to consumers in the U.S. and Canada reached $935 million in 2014, a 7% increase over sales in 2013 – and the highest it’s been since the heady days of the mid-1990s!

Ninety years ago today, celebrated writer Franz Kafka passed away from tuberculosis before finishing his final novel. Today SelfMadeHero marks his anniversary by releasing Franz Kafka’s The Castle, David Zane Mairowitz and Jaromír 99’s graphic novel  adaptation via SEQUENTIAL.

Digital comics are much more than just superheroes in capes or cute talking animals, they can actually be educational too! Thanks to a new alliance between global digital comics giant ComiXology and Zenith Press, a leading publisher of military history and aviation books, US history to set to come to life for millions to digital comic lovers via a raft of new titles on the globe-spanning digital storefront. 

Sequential – the literary graphic novel iPad app, is having a special promotion on Graphic Novels from Britain, as part of which they’re reducing the price of acclaimed graphic novel VerityFair by Terry Wiley from $9.99 to just 99 cents (69p!) until the end of September.