White Ash: Season 1 by Charlie Stickney, Conor Hughes and Tim Cramb, is a series about forbidden romance blossoming between two people in a town filled with incredible, fairytale-esque secrets. But can Scout Comics’ fantasy series give us a ‘happy ever after’ or will it turn out to be the stuff of nightmares?
Indie Graphic Novels
Reinhard Kleist’s Knock Out! The True Story of Emile Griffith is one of those amazing stories, which if you read it as a work of fiction you would say it was too outlandish and not at all realistic. But that’s what makes this story of a gay black boxer in the 1960s (who was not only world champion at multiple weights, but also a renowned hat maker and ladies tailor) even more fascinating.
In her debut graphic novel, The Roles We Play, Sabba Khan presents a look into the day-to-day life of a second-generation Muslim born in the UK. This touching memoir explores what identity, belonging and memory mean for her and her family against the backdrop of this history.
Let’s go on a monster-hunting, food tasting, wild adventure through a mystical land with nomad brother’s Dani and Ramen! Will they find out who (or what?) destroyed their home in this intriguing first volume?
Volume four of David Lumsden’s epic water logged, post-apocalyptic drama Boat is now available from BHP Comics. But is this new volume plain sailing or is it time to abandon ship?
Do you sometimes feel all alone in the world? You aren’t the only one. SG (short for Sad Ghost) has anxious swirling thoughts and feels totally invisible. But when he meets a kindred spirit named Socks, his night begins to improve. Become a member of The Sad Ghost Club yourself, with this heart-warming story about inclusivity from Lize Meddings.
Comics based on films are nothing new. From Star Wars to Psycho there has long been a link between the silver screen and the printed page. Madi is a little different however as despite existing in a universe shared by co-writer Duncan Jones’ films Moon and Mute, this is a whole new story, illustrated by some of the most talented artists in comics.
Launching a series about a teenage girl, her cat and her grandmother seems, on the surface, an unusual move for 2000AD. But when the girl is an intergalactic bounty hunter piloting the starship Full Tilt Boogie, things start to fall into place. Does this series from Alex de Campi and Eduardo Ocana hit the jackpot or is it a bit of a lemon?
Imagine watching others undeservedly live in the lap of luxury due to their status whilst you struggle to pay the bills, get enough food to live, and provide for your family, working every day for a pittance. Would you think that this is fair? Protagonist Frank Owen certainly doesn’t think so in Sophie and Scarlett Rickard’s faithful graphic novel adaptation of Robert Tressell’s socialist novel, ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’.
A teenage boy looking for love is transformed into a swamp monster. A pregnant woman turns into a tree. A secret agent following the orders of a sinister balloon marries a human goat. I Feel Love is, it is fair to say, not your traditional anthology.