Small Press means different things to different people. For some, it’s a world of art students producing hand-printed fanzines put together with long-armed staplers. While for others, it represents the freedom to tell interesting and eclectic stories without needing approval from a publisher. And it’s this diversity that we love – so we chose to celebrate it in the latest issue of our indie comics fanzine The Pull List, with our Discover Small Press issue! Available now from our Gumroad Store!

Lady Mechanika Tablet of Destinies 1Former Weapon Zero/Darkness artist Joe Benitez’s beautifully rendered steampunk extravaganza returns to ComiXology Submit with a brand new adventure in Lady Mechanika: The Tablet of Destinies – a superb slice of Victorian-infused action rendered in Benitez’s trademarks extreme detail!

As enigmatic bounty hunter the White Bolt delivers her captor to the sheriff of a town called Trouble, things are set to take a turn for the for dynamic in Chris Sheridan’s bumper sized edition of Motorcycle Samurai #3: Peripeteia. Will they ever be the same again after this one?!

“Elementary, my dear readers.” It’s time we solved the mystery of Liam Sharp and Bill Sienkiewicz’s motion comics take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective. But how does the Victorian sleuth fare in the 21st century world of digital comics?

As well as writing features I also write reviews for Tap! and thought I would share them with. Back in issue 4  I reviewed the brilliant Inkpad from Steve Sprang (creator of Brushes). Inkpad is a fantastic vector illustration app for the iPad. For those not in the know, vector images are made using shapes and lines to create paths, rather than colouring in pixels, and these paths can then be manipulated using anchor points to create precise shapes with defined edges. These are perfect for creating logos or technical drawings, as they can then be scaled in size easily without any loss in quality because they are based on mathematical data rather than on pixels.