James Mulholland’s utterly wonderful webcomic Proud was recently included in our list of the Best Digital Comics of 2014. Well James is about to make a move into a completely different genre with his new indie zombie comic The Disease. With so many other undead tales on the market thanks to The Walking Dead, we got in touch with James to find out why his zombie tale is different from the rest of the horde.
Our round-up of the week’s must-read indie digital comics in the Best of ComiXology Submit features: Quinton Miles slacker sci-fi book Xeno Trip #6; a new take on Victorian sideshow star Joseph Merrick in Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman; Welsh Zombie book The Stiffs #1 and the truly unique Sockford from Russell Ihrig.
Sockford is the cautionary tale of of a teenage boy who enjoys a few too many ‘solo activities’ only for his ‘soiled’ tube sock to be brought to life when lightning strikes his washing machine. Despite the slightly risque premise, Sockford is delightfully sweet story coming-of-age story about a teenage boy and his sock buddy that is released this week via ComiXology. Keen to find out more about this unique story we contacted writer/artist Russell Ihrig to learn more about socks, sexuality and ComiXology Submit.
Back in March we spoke to George Lentino, publisher of Moonshot Digital Comics, who was setting out his plan to revolutionise the world of digital comics with “innovative, experimental and down-right fun to read comics”. Well the first title, from that stable, Deluge, is about to be released with the team of film-maker turned writer J.D. Oliva and artist Richard Clark at the helm. After hearing about all the great things that George had planned for his new line of digital comics, I got in touch with J.D. to ask him about his inspiration for Deluge and just what exactly the Moonshot Digital experience entailed.