Broken Frontier is a new Kickstarter funded anthology from the team behind the awesome website of the same name. Featuring new stories from big name talent like Josh Fialkov, Fred Van Lente, as well as Brits PJ Holden and INJ Culbard, as well as the best new indie talent, it is set to break the mould of digital anthologies by paying it’s artist up front thanks to it’s crowd-sourced funding. To find out more about this great new project we talk to Editor In Chief Frederik Hautain about how they plan to explore this new comics universe.
There were so many amazing digital comics on sale in 2014, from major publishers to up and coming indies and we really struggled to condense our favourites list down to just the Top 10 Digital Comics of 2014. So here are the honourable mentions, the ones who, despite their awesome-ness, didn’t quite make the shortlist for Digital Comic Of The Year – but are still just as deserving of a mention!
Maverick Aussie webcomic creator Sutu, the brains behind award winning webcomics Nawlz and NEOMAD, has launched a Kickstarter for his latest augmented reality series Modern Polaxis. The story features a paranoid time traveller whose world we see via his private journal that is packed full of hidden information that can only be revealed via the AR app.
Back in January we reviewed the brilliant Norwegian anthology Outre Press. The stand out title in their second instalment was Brett Uren’s Torso Bear which was a crime noir featuring teddy bears and kids toys in the lead roles. We described is as ‘Like Raymond Chandler meets Teddy Ruxpin with a generous dose of Robert Crumb” and that we’d love to see a full series of it. Well hopefully that is about to happen as Brett has started a Kickstarter for a full Torsobear anthology called ‘Yarns From Toyburg’ and we hope you can help support it and make it happen.
There’s a huge number of reasons why people creates comics: artistic expression; a lifelong passion; the desire for fame and adoration; or just good old fashioned cash! However for Doug Cohen and the team behind new ComiXology Submit series Jason Coffee’s Warhawks, their motivations were much more altruistic as they launched the title in memory of their late friend bringing to life characters from an unpublished screenplay. Jason himself was a screenwriter and avid comics fan so his friends felt the best tribute they could give to him would be turn one of his scripts into an action-packed digital comic. It’s a fantastic story so we contacted Doug to find out more about their amazing journey from devastated friends to aspiring comic book creators.
20 years ago Jackson Connolly signed away his soul. With 3 days left to break the bargain, will he succeed or face the hellhounds? This is the simple but intriguing premise for Kara Barrett’s The Bargain, a Kickstarter funded digital comic set in the depths of 1950s Louisiana. As New Years Eve approaches and Connolly attempts to resolve his predicament he saves a young woman from a road side attack and their journey through the Deep South underground sees them visit all kinds of curious supernatural souls. With a ComiXology collection now available we caught up with Kara to find out more about digital comics and making deals with the devil.
The latest in our ‘why I love digital comics’ series sees indie comic creator and Afterlife Inc. writer Jon Lock wax lyrical about the joys of digital.
Last year’s Melksham Comic Convention was one of our true highlights of the year and so we’re delighted to hear their plans for an extended 2 day event at the Melksham Comic Con 2014.
Great news for fans of Stephan Franck’s Silver, the vampire/heist digital comic, emerged today with news of a Kickstarter to help fund a trade paperback of the first 3 issues, plus the anoucement that the new issue 3 will be coming very soon too!