The success of an anthology title is often dependent on the quality of the creators involved, and I Feel Machine, a new anthology from SelfMadeHero has one of the best line ups of creators we’ve seen for some time, with exclusive new work from the likes of Box Brown, Tillie Walden and Shaun Tan, who are all exploring the darker side of technology.

It’s been another amazing year for indie comics sensation Tillie Walden, complete with Eisner wins and appearances in the pages of The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. But this Thought Bubble sees one of her most ambitious projects brought a new audience as Avery Hill Publishing are set to release her acclaimed webcomic On A Sunbeam in an epic new print version for the UK. To celebrate this relaunch, we take a look back at our fantastic interview with her when On A Sunbeam first launched in 2016.

Although we don’t often find ourselves covering ‘the galaxy’s greatest comic’ on here, we thought we’d make an exception for this year’s 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special as it features an all female team of writers and artists tackling the world of Dredd and co for the very first time. It’s a veritable who’s who of UK talent from established names like Leah Moore and Alex de Campi alongside up and comers like Olivia Hicks and Abigail Bulmer, as well as a FutureShock from the incomparable Tillie Walden, which is reason enough to pick it up in our book!

Tillie Walden’s mind-bending webcomic On A Sunbeam was deservedly crowned our Indie Comic of the Year for 2016 (as well as being nominated for an Eisner and some other lesser awards!) and so we were delighted to learn that Avery Hill will be releasing a printed collection of this epic tale later in the year. But for those of you who might be new to this, or to Tillie’s work then here is a quick look at what you can expect.

Thanks to critically acclaimed books like Endless Summer and I Love This Part, Tillie Walden has become one of the most interesting voices on the indie scene today. But for her follow up to the surreal sci-fi of our Indie Comic Of The Year In A Sunbeam she has opted for an auto-biographical tale about ice skating in Texas. Will this be a gold medal winning performance or will it fall flat on the ice?

dcoty2016It’s been another bumper year for exciting and innovative digital comics in 2016. From boundary pushing webcomics to crowd-funded sensations to cutting edge apps, we have picked out 10 of the best for you to vote on and declare the best Digital Comic Of The Year 2016. So get involved and make sure your favourite joins the likes of Madefire’s Captain Stone and Mono:Pacific, David Lloyd’s Aces Weekly and last year’s champion Adventures in Pulp, as winner of our prestigious prize.
Below is our rundown of the contenders for this year’s prize, and you can cast your vote here. (Polls close at midnight on December 23rd!)

ACI Front CoverFor the follow up to her Eisner-nominated story I Love This Part, indie sensation Tillie Walden has concocted a surreal and dream-like tale called A City Inside. Focusing on a nameless protagonist it looks at life, love and living in the clouds to create a book that is completely unique and helps to further develop Walden’s place as one of the most exciting voices on the indie comics scene.

ACI Front CoverTillie Walden’s beautiful and unconventional love story, I Love This Part was one of our favourite books of 2015, and needless to say we were rather excited to find out she would be releasing a new book this spring called A City Inside, courtesy of Avery Hill. With a style that is totally unique and a dream-like structure that defies description we got in touch and asked Tillie to tell us more about her esoteric and unconventional approach to comics.

eisner-awards1The nominees have been announced for the Eisner Awards 2016 – the annual comics awards bash held at San Diego Comic Con – and it features a fantastic selection of creators, many of whom have featured here on the site including: Stu (SutuEatsFlies) Campbell for his wonderful webcomic These Memories Won’t Last; Tillie Walden for I Love This Part; and John Allison for the incomparabale Giant Days. Here are some of our highlights…