Our US correspondent and webcomic guru Rebecca Hail take a look at four more great Web Comics this week that she recommends as a quick way to get a laugh in your day. From Tumblr to Twitter, you’ll be sure to find one to brighten your day and make you chuckle so we pick four of our favourites that you have got to know about.

These Memories Wont LastWebcomic pioneer SUTU (aka Stu Campbell) has been a regular fixture on our digital comic of the year awards with titles like Nawlz, Neomad and Polaxis. However his latest pioneering work, These Memories Won’t Last, is also his most personal, dealing with his grandfather’s dementia and fading memories. But can this trailblazing digital comics creator (working under his own name for the first time) continue to push boundaries with such an intimate subject matter?

Giant Days #1One of our favourite encounters at London Super Comic Con 2016 was with Bad Machinery’s creator John Allison, who filled us in on the latest comings and goings of the wonderful Esther, Daisy and Susan from Giant Days, as well as showing us an exclusive look at his epic new webcomic Mordawwa! We share with you some of the best bits…

indie-round-upOur 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.

DCOTY2015 logoWho has won this year’s prestigious Digital Comic of the year 2015 award, joining the likes of Madefire’s Captain Stone Is Missing and Mono: Pacific and David Lloyd’s Aces Weekly in our illustrious hall of fame? Well after weeks of excitement and anticipation we are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s award is…

Adventures in Pulp

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A hearty congratulations to Brett Harris and Matthew Childers from webcomic Adventures in Pulp.

Pipedream Comics’ Editor Alex Thomas had this to say… “Although all 10 nominations in our best of 2015 list deserved to be there, Adventures in Pulp is a real underdog win, beating heavy hitters from industry big names like Alan Moore, past winners like David Lloyd, as well as major publishers like Marvel and DC. It’s a fantastic result and a just reward for the Do It Yourself attitude that we love to celebrate and reward on the site. We can’t wait to read more tales from this exciting site!”

We also caught up with an elated Brett Harris, writer of Adventures of Pulp “First and foremost, I would like to thank all the fans who threw their lot in with us. I know it was a difficult choice considering some of the tremendous talent (both established and up-and-coming), amazing story variety and popular characters (Batman and the X-Men) that were also in the running. I know it’s a cliché to say it but, just making the list, much less winning, is a huge honor.”

We then went on to ask, what we can expect from them in the coming weeks and months…  “It will definitely put the pressure on us to keep the bar high In the coming year as we veer from our weekly cliffhanger short stories to continue our “Flash Gordon” homage with our long form epic, “Jigsaw World.” We are only 26 pages into the 88 page story and I certainly hope you and the fans continue to enjoy reading our particular brand of pulp adventure storytelling as much as we enjoy producing it. Over the course of the remaining story, we will see Dan, Cass and Stein face off with zombie/alien plant creatures, fight the Dino-Men in an arena, battle a giant spider, meet a race of bird-people from a city in the sky, and introduce a race of insect-like cyborg creatures. In other words: loads of pulpy sci-fi fun.”

The Final Results

1. Adventures In Pulp presents (38%)
2. Aces Weekly (20%)
3. The Kill Screen (19%)
4. Big Nemo (5%)
5. Smart Bomb!! (4%)
8. War of the Woods (4%)
6. Universe (3%)
7. Modern Polaxis (3%)
9. Batman ’66 (3%)
10. X-Men Infinite ’92 (2%)

You can read our full list of the 10 best digital comics of 2015 here and the award will be back in January 2016 for our next Digital Comic of the Year poll.

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.

It’s been another strong year for digital comics in 2015 as we have seen new publishers and platforms debut, as well as continued strong offerings from the Big Two, as well as an amazing selection of self-published stories released online and via platforms like ComiXology Submit. So sit back and enjoy our list of the 10 most exciting and innovative digital comics from the past 12 months.

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It’s been a bumper year for high-class pulp comics, with Brett Harris’s Adventures in Pulp getting rave reviews and now Steven Hudkins’ excellent The Warden series being collected together into one volume. With a Kickstarter launching to create a printed hardcover we caught up with the master of ‘swamp magic’ to find out more about the meaning of pulp.

Adventure in PulpWebcomic Adventures in Pulp, takes classic pulp stories of the 40s and 50s featuring private eyes and alien invasions and gives them a slick 21st century presentation (but without ever losing their vintage charm!). Published online and now available via ComiXology we caught up with writer Brett Harris, co-creator of this 5 star rated series, to find out what inspired him to get pulpy!

eisner-awards1The nominations for this year’s Eisner Awards 2015 have been announced and it is another strong showing for the world of digital comics. Paul Tobin and Collette Coover’s Bandette received nominations for best continuing series, as well as featuring in the Best Digital/Web Comic category (which they won in 2013), while Brian K Vaughan’s ‘other book’ The Private Eye, which he writes with Marcos Martin for their Panel Syndicate publishing venture is up for best limited series as well as best digital/web comic.