Man vs RockWe won’t lie, we were a little bit apprehensive when we decided to get in touch with the creators of indie sensation Man vs. Rock, after all these are the people who created a character who has sexual relations with rocks and believes they are the source of all that is wrong and evil in the world! However when the answers to our tentative questions arrived in our inbox, we weren’t disappointed. So sit back and enjoy a glimpse into the truly indescribable world of Man vs. Rock!

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!

SITG1-Finished-page-0Leo Johnson saw a gap in the market for a digital comics magazine than combined comic strips and articles. So rather than just moan about it on Twitter, he decided to create his own, and so Stuck in the Gutters was born. With a a Pay What You Want business model, the first issue is now available via Gumroad and we caught up with Leo to find out more about just what Stuck In The Gutters is all about.

Holidaze 5 coverEver wonder what characters like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy get up to for the other 364 days of the year? Well according to writer Dave Dellecese and artist Andrew Cieslinski, they all hang out in a bar called Holidaze, which is like a combination of Cheers and Animal House! We step over the body of a drunken elf, order some beers from the tooth fairy and pull up a seat at the bar with Dave and Andrew to find out more.

Silicon HeartThe Welsh valleys may not be the obvious place for a sci-fi love story between a bullied teenage girl and an artificial human (known as a Sy-B). But that’s what makes the new Kickstarter funded series Silicon Hart such a wonderful and charming story. We catch up with writer Sam Roads and artist Kat Nicholson, who are looking to crowd fund the remaining issues of this 4 issue series to find out more about their star crossed lovers from the valleys..

TBCFCheltenham in the UK is famous for it’s festivals, from horse-racing to literature and more, but it’s about to get a new event which comics geeks like us are probably much more interested in! That’s right in February 2015 the True Believers Comic Festival is coming to this famous old spa city and so to find out more we talked to founder Stuart Mulrain as tickets go on sale for 2015’s first must-visit comics event.

Melksham Comic Con 2014The latest in our series of interviews with local UK Comic Conventions we catch up with the team behind Melksham Comic Con 2014. After the success of last year’s event (which was our favourite Con in the year) founder Hayley Spencer and her team of volunteers (affectionately known as the Brians) are expanding the event to two days, with a host of new events and activities that are set to takeover the sleepy Wiltshire town for a whole weekend. We caught up with Hayley to find out how the preparations are coming along…

Leamington Comic Convention avatarAs well as the big global comic conventions like NYCC or SDCC there are also loads of great small conventions based in the UK which fans who can’t make a trip across the pond should really check out. Making it’s debut this year is the Leamington Comic Con on October 18th 2014 and to celebrate adding another event great comics date to our diary we caught up with it’s founder Dan Mallier to find out what makes his convention different from all the rest.

Modern PolaxisWeb comic creator Sutu is one of digital comics great mavericks, seamlessly mixing multimedia content with cutting edge graphics and compelling stories in critically acclaimed series like Neomad and NAWLZ. His latest foray into the brave new world of digital comics is an augmented reality series called Modern Polaxis, which he is looking to get funded via Kickstarter. We’ve seen AR before in from Marvel and in the Anomaly graphic novel. but nothing like this. We were keen to find out how this latest venture from Sutu was set to tear through the bleeding edge of comic story-telling and into a whole new place and time so we contacted him to find out more.

Archer CoeWhen stage hypnotist Archer Coe is drawn into a marital dispute his very world begins to unravel around him, if only he had listened to the sage advice of his neighbourhood alley cats! James S. Rich and Dan Christensen’s noir-infused pulp thriller has been available as digital-first instalments since April, but now the collected edition is set to be released courtesy of Oni Press and fans can enjoys this mentalist masterpiece in all it’s twisty turny glory. To find out more about the mysterious world or Archer Coe we got in touch with Jame and Dan to get to the bottom of the mysterious world of Archer Coe and find out whether cats really do know the secret of everything, if only we asked them!