Unbound.com are a new online publisher following a similar model to that of Kickstarter but with a focus on publishing only and no 30 day limit either. Well, as with Ram V’s proposed spiritual sequel to last year’s critically acclaimed Black Mumba crime-noir thriller, comic book creator, Jessica Martin, has also looked toward Unbound to follow up on her last graphic novel, Elsie Harris: Picture Palace.


Unbound is a new UK based trade publishing house that operates on a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding model which I’m beginning to hear more and more about from a few creators such as Ram V, author of last year’s Indian based crime-noir graphic Novel Black Mumba. He has chosen this site to raise the funds for Grafity’s Wall, a coming-of-age GN set against the South Asian continent’s own city that never sleeps, Mumbai. 

The latest selection of fantastic indie comics, hand picked by our intrepid reporter Olly MacNamee at last month’s True Believers Comic Festival, features: the latest issue The London Horror Comic, John Pearson’s artbook Dreadline, and Wrench Productions’ Bizarre Dimensions.

 

While nowhere near Springtime yet, I find my winter hibernation now over and done with, as I dust myself off and I find myself looking ahead to the slate of upcoming comic cons here in the Midlands area. First up, on Saturday February 4th, the third True Believers comic con once again sets up shop at the Cheltenham Racecourse facilities. So what does this season starter have to offer?

vesselsWith some extra time on his hands thanks to the school holidays, our indie comics expert Olly MacNamee takes a few hours out from sunning himself to cast an eye over three more great indie titles in this month’s Olly’s World of Indie. They include: Dave Cook’s new fantasy story Vessels; anarchic music inspired series Iron Bard Ballisto; and both volumes of David Lumsden’s Boat, based on his short film.

Mandy The Monster HunterOlly’s World of Indie returns with a look at some of the best new titles on the indie scene today. They include: a modern take on Jerkyll and Hyde in Planet Jimbot’s Good Cop, Bad Cop; a monstrous indie anthology in Mandy The Monster Hunter; and a tense crime thriller in Rebirth of the Gangster.

Flintlock 1Ahead of the Birmingham Comics’ Festival this coming weekend, I thought I would mark the debut of my new reviews column ‘Olly’s World of Indie‘ by looking at three titles debuting at the festival. Even if you’re not there, but like the sound of ‘em, hunt them down, or speak to your local comic book store. Indie is where it’s at, and these independent titles can often offer something completely different to your average superhero diet.