With nearly 80 years of publishing history amongst them, Superheroes have been the centre of a lot of stories, many of which can find its roots in real life. However, in this genre where there is the ‘illusion of change’ one story which is most often overlooked is the idea of a superhero as a […]
Indie Graphic Novels
Our review of the first issue of this queer high school comedy got lost in the first lockdown. And so with the second issue now funding on Kickstarter we thought it was the perfect time to dust off our voodoo kit and re-enter the world of Darkboy and Adler
We’ve all had that awkward first meeting with a new partner’s parents, but what if they turn out to be hideous people who actually make your partner worse by being around them? This is the central premise of Charlot Kristensen’s debut book from Avery Hill, but will our heroine Farai deal with this encounter? Publisher: […]
It’s been a couple of years since we first saw pages from Matthew Dooley’s long awaited debut graphic novel Flake about rival ice cream men in a small Northern town, and now it is finally here. And the great news is that its now melted in the sunshine! Publisher: Penguin Random House Writer: Matthew Dooley […]
There is a quote by English Poet John Milton that states “The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven”. Well, In nearly a decade, Big Punch Studio’s Jon Lock seems to have taken this notion almost literally as he has created his own Heaven […]
This new book from Humanoids’ H1 Imprint has a classic ‘why the hell would even do that’ horror premise, as a young family from London move out to rural Northumberland into a cobweb covered cottage for the summer only to get caught up in a world of pagan sacrifice and witchcraft in Nicnevin and the […]
The second volume of Max de Radigués’ tale of two teenage castaways sees our heroes on a fresh island and looking to fight off a pack of hungry wolves in order to survive in Stig and Tilde: Leader of the Pack, coming soon from Nobrow Press. Publisher: Nobrow Press Writer: Max de Radigués Artist: Max […]
This years award for ‘graphic-novel-we-really-should-have-read-sooner’ goes to Tillie Walden’s Are You Listening? A thoughtful and powerful road story of two young women travelling through Texas with a supernatural cat.
Carol Isaac’s thought provoking memoir of the former Jewish resident of Iraq is an immersive and thought provoking read of the highest order.
Mikel is the story of Mark Bellido’s foray into the world of being a bodyguard. Bellido was a bodyguard for potential targets of the Basque separatist movement ETA in the Basque Country for four years. Publisher: SelfMadeHero Writer: Mark Bellido Artist: Judith Vanistendael Price: £24.99 from Amazon Originally from Seville, Bellido upped sticks and moved […]