Comics have never been cooler, and at Pipedream Comics, we think indie comics are the coolest of the cool. So, in the latest issue of our indie comics magazine The Pull List, we celebrate their all-round brilliance by putting together a list of our favourite comic creators and small-press publishers that we’ve called ‘The Indie Cool List’. You can read the full list by purchasing The Pull List #2 from Gumroad here!
In mid January, comics writer and columnist Joe Glass posted a question on his Twitter feed which went along the lines of ‘what DC comic would I be most suited to write if asked?’ This was a question I responded to, starting a discussion which ended at True Believers between us about what he would have done with the book I suggested. Well, since then I’ve become intrigued by his ideas and it has gotten me thinking; what other indie creators would I put on DC’s titles?
Our latest round-up of the best digital index comics features: politics, religion and reality TV stars in Ned Hartley’s Anti Gods; clueless cops in a small town with Tally Burtram’s Bajo Mano; Make Garley’s immortal retro killing machine the Samurai Slasher; and superhero hitman webcomic Turncoat from Ryan O’Sillivan and Plaid Kraus.
We’ve been inundated with fantastic new digital indie comics this month, so here are some more of our favourites featuring: Andy Bloor’s super anthology Andythology; sci-fi meets religion in Anti Gods; and a double bill of Nordic/Viking action in Madius Comics’ The Kings Leap and Black Jack Press’ Saga of the Northmen.
Thanks 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.
For comic fans in the south west of the UK, the Bristol Comic and Zine Fair returns to the city for a fourth year this October. Celebrating the world of DIY and independent publishing the BCZF brings together artists, writers, and self-publishers from across Bristol and further afield for a one-day market. There’ll be comics, zines, independent magazines, prints, handmade art objects and more on sale throughout the day, direct from the artists.
Fresh from pounding the aisles at the London Exel Centre last month, our intrepid columnist Lizzie Boyle Says reports in with some small press observations in with her London Super Comic Con review.
In the latest of our ‘Why I Love Digital Comics’ series Tim West, founder of UK digital comics storefront Comicsy, tells us why he loves his digital collection more than print.