Those shy and retiring chaps from Madius Comics are back with a new Kickstarter, collecting together the first 7 issues of their 6-part anthology Papercuts and Inkstains. So what can we expect in the collection of their superb anthology? Well, funny you should ask as writer Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook are always up for a chat and once we got them started it was tough to get them to stop as they give us the lowdown on everything we wanted to know about the world of Madius Comics! (And a few things we didn’t!)

icoty2016Our rundown of Indie Comic of the Year 2016 continues with numbers 21 to 30 and features some awesome anthologies, simian secret agents, Victorian detectives and ultra-violent webcomics.

You can read our picks for #31-40 here and #41-50 here.

thoughtbubble-logo2016-200This weekend saw the great and the good of the UK comic scene descend on Leeds for the annual Thought Bubble Comics Arts Festival. As well as featuring big names from the mainstream it was also one of the most important weekend’s for the indie and small press scene with dozens of new books being released and showcased. We take a look at some of our favourites – and we’ll keep updating it as we gradually work our way through our pile of books to read from the weekend!

indie-round-upWe’ve got a bit behind on our indie round-ups of late, but with so many great new titles coming out from some of our favourite creators and publishing houses we decided to put them all in one bumper indie comics round-up and share the love! Featuring Save our Souls, Papercuts and Inkstains, Tragic Tales of Horrere, 100% Biodegradable and Sliced Quarterly.

MADIUS-Twitter-Logo-600x550One of the more shy and retiring groups of comic creators on the UK independent scene right now are Robin Jones and Mike Sambrook from Madius Comics – home to Papercuts and Inkstains and the Profits of Doom. Not ones to shout about their new books all over social or constantly mention their up coming Kickstarter Griff Gristle, we thought we should give these timid young chaps the opportunity to tell the world about their fine array of comics!

Papercuts4Madius Comics are back with the 5th installment of their signature anthology Papercuts and Inkstains (however just to cause maximum confusion it’s numbered as issue 4!). But will it continue the upswing to greatness they managed with the double bill of Papercuts #3a and #3b and can they continue to be one of the best indie anthologies around?

PapercutsCover01ConventionAnthologies are the life blood of indie comics, with fantastic examples like 100% Biodegradable and Sliced Quarterly offering fans multiple ideas in a single dose. With Papercuts and Inkstains, Madius Comics are looking to join the cool kids anthology club, but can this eclectic series help show the worth of the anthology or will it only help confirm why the single story format dominates the shelves?

indie-round-upThanks to the rise of digital comics the indie and small press world is flourishing and every month we round-up the best indie digital comics available via apps like Sequential, as well looking at online webcomics and those available via small press publisher’s websites. It wasn’t easy to choose just 10 so let us know which you’d have preferred to see, but here are our favourite indie digital comics from 2015.