alexautomatic_coverContinuing our week of amazing indie Kickstarters, we talk to Fraser Campbell, creator of throwback super spy advenutre series Alex Automatic, about a government agent who is driven mad and thinks he is the star of his own TV show (that unfortunately only exists in his head). Inspired by 60s and 70s TV shows we find out if the world of Alex Automatic is just a figment of Fraser’s imagination.

kickstarter_of_the_weekIt’s a ridiculously busy week for new indie comics Kickstarter’s this week, which has made the choice for our Kickstarter of the Week extra tough. However, we’ve decided to nominate the wonderful Jon Lock’s new volume of Afterlife Inc. aka Man Made God for the prestigious title. The adventures of Jack Fortune and his super duper tie, continue as he looks after the private enterprise that is the after life, along with his motley cast of misfit sidekicks. Jon’s work has a truly epic scale to it, and the world building he packs into every issue is unbelievable, not to mention the trademark Jon Lock humour which helps make each volume of Afterlife Inc darn readable as well.
If you want to back the Afterlife Inc Kickstarter then click here, but first why not watch the pledge video below…

Last Driver Official CoverDead Canary Comics are set to hit the indie big leagues with the release of their newest book Last Driver, which hits Kickstarter today. Featuring artwork from indie legend Shaky Kane it’s a psychedelic retro road movie with irradiated insects and giant purple dinosaurs, tangling with an ass-kicking BBQ loving hero in a red corvette. We catch up with writer Chris ‘C.S.’ Baker to find out more about Last Driver and working with a comic legend.

DeerEditor03_coverWith the third and final issue coming to Kickstarter this week, Ryan K Lindsay’s surreal crime noir about a journalist, who also happens to be a deer, taking on a bunch of vampires is about to reach it’s mind-bending conclusion. And yes, you read that right – a journalist who happens to be a deer! If you need a little more convincing about this is brilliantly original take on the crime genre then read on, as we talk to writer Ryan K Lindsay about the inspiration for the utterly unique, Deer Editor: Hack.

kickstarter_of_the_weekCollecting together Robin Hoezlemann’s stunning period webcomic into a 200 page collection, Curia Regis: Volume 1 is one of those books that reminds you just how amazing and diverse the world of indie comics can be. Packed full of duels and battles and political machinations, but rendered in a beautiful way that evokes everything from Anime, to French Bande Designees to modern comics like Porcelain, Curia Regis is a sensational read and one which we highly recommend you check out. And for long time fans, this new collected edition will see the first chapter redrawn and coloured for the first time.
You can back Curia Regis on Kickstarter here and can watch the pledge video below.

kickstarter_of_the_weekAs well as being one of our favourite names for a comic, Kate Ashwin’s glorious webcomic Widdershins has been one of our very favourite discoveries this year. Which means it is a no brainer that her new Kickstarter for volume 6 of her Victorian magic and mystery adventure would end up as our Kickstarter of the Week. In Find The Lady we get to enjoy adventures from two generations of the Barber clan, as Harriet needs to use the knowledge of her father Henry to help save the town from a suave stranger. It’s packed with Kate’s usual mix of charming humour and stunning artwork and looks set to continue the wonderful legacy she has created in previous volumes – if you want to know what all the fuss is about, then you can read our review of the first 5 volumes here.

kickstarter_of_the_weekWe’re a bit behind on our Kickstarter coverage, but we were spurred into action when news about the stunning looking Cadavers 1: Doppelganger landed in our Inbox. You wouldn’t expect the words ‘stunning’ and ‘cadavers’ to be used in the same sentence, but Matt Hardy and Ed Bentley’s tale of a group of undead supernatural characters attempting to assimilate into the real world looks absolutely superb and when you dig deeper you discover a smart and intriguing concept for a book that feels like it could have tons of potential. This campaign is for the first of five issues, that are set to focus on each character per issue. Hardy’s story mixes a motley bunch of supernatural misfits with classic thriller tropes, while Bentley’s artwork has an incredibly slick finish to it that is reminiscent of classic Joe Madureira (which is always a favourite). Unlike many other pretenders who attempt to mimic that style, fortunately Cadavers has a really high level of polish to it that makes this whole series look like a real cut above your average indie fare and definitely one to watch!

Small Press BrexitWe don’t normally get involved in politics, but with recent events in the UK reaching far beyond the polling booths and the palace of Westminster, we sent our intrepid reporter Olly MacNamee to look at the impact that a Vote to Leave The EU, has had on the UK Comic Community. He talks to comic creators and comic con organisers to find out the true impact that Brexit is having on the world of small press comics. 

COMICHAUS FRONT COVERWith a successful Kickstarter campaign completed, Comichaus (a new online indie comic book database), is set to release its own monthly anthology filled with amazing action and adventure from some of the UK’s most exciting small press creators. We were given a sneak peak at this dynamite new issue, including an exclusive first look at the cover by 2000 AD legend Glenn Fabry!

Charlie-SaysLet’s take a ramble off the beaten track of comic books, away from the bigger publishers and those all important sales targets. Set course for adventure with the art of the crowd-funded comic book, where anybody can pitch an idea and bring together a like-minded group of people. As we regularly see on out Kickstarter Of The Week feature on the site, there are some absolute gems and we take a look at why you should looking at the world of crowd funding for your next favourite comic book.