“It’s kind of like my version of a 60s underground comic where it would just be completely free form” Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips talks Yoshimi Battle The Pink Robots comics!
The Flaming Lips are one the world’s biggest bands. The Grammy Award-winning act behind the albums Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, The Soft Bulletin and the recent American Head as well as a slew of singles including Do You Realize???, It Overtakes Me and She Don’t Use Jelly need no introduction. What you might not […]
“It’s a post-apocalyptic anthology focusing on the humanism in end of the world scenarios” Anthony Pollock discusses Producing The End of the World
Ever wonder what would happen if there was someone orchestrating the last days of mankind? That’s the premise for the new anthology comic from Anthony Pollock (Sodas and Telepaths) and we caught up with him to find out more about his recently launched Kickstarter.
“It’s The Incredibles meets The OC with an added dash of Invincible” Joe Glass and Vince Underwood discuss the Kickstarter for new comic The Miracles
When it comes to Small Press, few names are as big as Joe Glass and his superhero team comic, the Pride. However, in the last couple of years, while Joe has continued to build the Pride up, he has also moved on to other ideas, such as Acceptable Losses and Glitter Vipers. Now though, Joe […]
“If The Pride was me bringing gay pride to comics, Glitter Vipers is me bringing GAY RAGE” Joe Glass talks to Monty Nero about The Pride, Glitter Vipers and more!
We always mention how amazing the UK comic scene is at supporting each other, and so we are delighted to bring you a fantastic collaboration between Death Sentence’s Monty Nero and The Pride’s Joe Glass. The two have sat down to talk inspirations, the state of the UK scene and the recent news that Joe’s […]
“It’s like ‘what if Mad Max: Fury Road and The Hurt Locker took place in the Wizard of Oz?’ ” we talk to David Pepose about The O.Z. now funding on Kickstarter
As the world starts to recover from the chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen businesses and industries reopen again. The same applies to comics as publishers resume their ongoing series and new titles are finally released. This also means that independent creators can return to the business of creating their own projects. One […]
“Belief and the unknown drives science, which uncovers greater mysteries that the human soul is ever drawn to explore.” Andy Perry and Lyndon White discuss Reanimator Incorpated comic
Even though we are in the middle of a global lockdown, we are still seeing great comic launching on Kickstarter. The latest to join this trend is the fantastic Reanimator Incorporated from Andy Perry and Lyndon White, so how are these two planning to bring life back to the indie comics crwodfunding scene? Your new […]
“We wanted a mix of old styled strips from the halcyon days of comics, along with some contemporary strips” Ben S Ky talks retro anthology comic The77
While many British anthologies have attempted to follow in the footsteps of 2000 AD, few have attempted it with quite as much ambition as The77. Bursting onto Kickstarter earlier in the year and with the first issue about to be released to the world, we caught up with editor Ben S Ky to find out […]
“The classic image of the Chandler noir detective is just a variation on the Cowboy” Stephan Franck talks 80s country noir in Palomino now funding on Kickstarter
We were huge fans of Stephan Franck’s excellent vampire thriller Silver, and so were delighted to learn he was producing a new crime noir thriller, Palomino. Set in 1980s LA and based around the infamous Palomino country music club, it’s a slice of hard boiled noir from the very top drawer (and perfect for fans […]
“The intent was to use the trappings of pop culture from the 60s and 70s to discuss things like alienation and disassociation” Fraser Campbell on the evolution of Alex Automatic
From it’s early days as a mind bending homage to classic 60s spy TV series, Fraser Campbell and James Corcoran’s Alex Automatic has been a firm favourite here at Pipedream Comics. With a new double issue comic now funding on Kickstarter we caught up with Fraser to find out how the story had developed since […]
“We decided to launch because we wanted the world to still go on in some capacity” Ryan K Lindsay on running a Kickstarter for new sci-fi series She Vol.1 during a global pandemic!
Even though the world is in global lockdown there are still people out there making comics and promoting them on Kickstarter. One such person is Ryan K Lindsay, creator of Eternal, Deer Editor and Beautiful Canvas. His latest offering, SHE: At the Tower Of All That Is Known is a slice of glossy all action […]
“It started out as a coping mechanism during late-night car journeys where I’d see a lot of dead animals around” Claire Spiller on the inspiration for Raze from Good Comics
With it’s haunting image of a stag on the cover, and the strange and wonderful creatures inside, Claire Spiller’s Raze is a wonderfully thoughtful look at man’s impact on nature. With a lot to consider and taken in after our review of it last week, we contacted Claire to find out more about it’s inspiration […]
“We want to bring all these creators together and create a place for them to show the world the amazing stuff they are creating” Aaron Rackley on the inspiration for SparkCon 2020 a new kind of virtual comic convention
SparkCon 2020 is the latest online comic convention that is helping to fill our schedules now that Coronavirus has seen all the real world convention cancelled. Hot on the heels of last month’s #KitchenCon, this one is being run by the fantastic team at Little Heroes Comic Kits and Fairspark Books (publisher of The Spark, […]
“If we get them to change their entire world view that’s a bonus, but I’m mostly here for the gags!” we talk to Hocus Pocus creators Rik Worth and Jordan Collver about the power of comics
After having our mind blown by the discover of the fantastic Hocus Pocus from writer Rik Worth and artist Jordan Collver, we knew that we had to find out more and so asked Rik and Jordan to reveal some of their mystical secrets: Your new series Hocus Pocus looks at the history of parapsychology. Can […]
“It’s a completely free, inclusive event. All comic creators need are books, personality, a smartphone, and an internet connection!” We talk to Tom Ward about this weekend’s virtual comic con #KitchenCon
Even the world of indie comics is not immune to the effects of the Coronavirus. While for many the chance to self isolate and catch up on their reading list sounds like a great use of their time, bear a thought for those who rely on comic conventions and interactions with fans to make a […]
“Those old stories are so weird and almost always have an undercurrent of sex and violence!” we talk fairytales and the undead with Snow White Zombie Apocalypse’s Brenton Lengel
The world of zombie comics is a tough one to stand out in, however last year’s Snow White Zombie Apocalypse managed to stride the genre like a colossus thanks to it’s smart mix of classic fairytales, undead gruesomeness and a jet black sense of humour. With the new issue currently funding on Kickstarter we caught […]
“Even the strangest of places need some sort of framework” Norm Konyu discusses the dreamlike world of The Junction
Norm Konyu’s The Junction has firmly found itself at the top of our favourite reads of 2020 so far, and so with the Kickstater for this wonderful new book coming soon, we caught up with Norm to find out more about the inspiration for the book and also some of the hidden meaning going on […]
“We need to grow as a society and understand the fragility of our minds” Lucy Sullivan discusses mental health crisises in Barking from Unbound
While we’ve seen many small press comics which have covered the subject of mental health, few have been as challenging and potent as Lucy Sullivan’s Barking. Her chronicling of a mental health crisis has been one of the most uncompromising and unflinching looks at the subject we have seen. We caught up with Lucy just […]
“Everybody has ideas in their bottom drawer, this is to bring those ideas out and for people to say this could work!” Corinne Pearlman on why you should enter the Myriad First Graphic Novel Prize
“Everybody has ideas in their bottom drawer, so this is to bring those ideas out and for people to say this could work!” Corinne Pearlman on why you should enter the Myriad First Graphic Novel Prize
“I felt it was important to talk about a male athlete’s sexuality, because many female athletes are open about it” Dominic Archer on the inspiration for new graphic novel A Boxer coming soon to Kickstarter
Joining the ranks of fantastic titles on offer from Scotland’s BHP Comics (Dungeon Fun, Freedom Bound, Killtopia, I Rolled A One) comes A Boxer, the story of an up and coming fighter who is caught between the ultra macho world of his sport and his burgeoning sexual identity. With a glorious retro inspired style and […]
“I love drawing talking scenes, it’s often more challenging than faster paced action” Martin Simmonds on the darker side of stand up comedy in Dying Is Easy
It’s been a great year for original new series at IDW this year with the likes of Moutainhead and Road Of Bones . Joining that list is the superstar team of Joe Hill and Martin Simmonds to being us a new series set in the seedy world of stand up comedy.
“I take ingredients from different places, combine them and see what kind of result I get” Gustaffo Vargas on his recipe for success with MANU, Trujillø and L1MA
“I take ingredients from different places, combine them and see what kind of result I get” Gustaffo Vargas on his recipe for success with MANU, Trujillø and L1MA
“Prohibition is the perfect backdrop, it’s such fertile ground for stories” we talk to Andrew Maxwell about the new issues of Rum Row now funding on Kickstarter
Set in a world of bootleggers, gangsters and airborne speakeasies, Andrew Maxwell’s Rum Row is back and funding a new issue on Kickstarter.
“I felt like I had to deal with my own thoughts before I tried to talk to anyone else.”” Lizzy Stewart on why she needed to create Walking Distance
Illustrator and children’s book author Lizzy Stewart returns to her comic roots, with Walking Distance, A highly personal look at modern womanhood and women who walk in movies. Told using a unique mix of dense blocks of text and beautiful images we were keen to find out more about how this wonderful book came into […]
“This world really pushes the boundaries over the top to a bit more of a whimsical level” Curtis Clow talks world building in Slight Exaggerated
We discovered the work of writer Curtis Clow earlier this year, thanks to fantastic books like Wild Cosmos and Beastlands. So we were delighted to see him return to Kickstarter with perhaps is most ambitious book yet – the gorgeous looking Slightly Exagerated. We caught up with Curtis to find out the secret of great […]
“I think on a surface level it’s easier to resonate emotionally to artwork” Rees Finlay on why he turned the story of his autism diagnosis into the comic book Reaffirmation
Chronicling the diagnosis of his autism in adult life, Rees Finlay’s latest book Reaffirmation is a thoughtful and highly personal look at a very emotive issue. And one which is perhaps not covered as much in comics, as other mental health subjects. We caught up with Rees to find out more about why he chose […]
” It has taken a lot of effort to convince many that you don’t actually have to like football to appreciate it” John Wagner talks about aliens vs. footballers in new series Rok the Gods coming soon to Kickstarter!
John Wagner’s sci-fi football series is back with a new series, Rok The Gods coming to Kickstarter this October. We were big fans of the precious Rok of The Reds series, with it’s mix of all powerful aliens and Roy of the Rovers style sporting shenanigans. So how will things progress for our alien sport […]
“I wanted La Mariposa to move and look like a bouncy rubber cannonball in human shape” James Lawrences talks lucha libre, wrestling moves and the story behind The Legend of La Mariposa: The Demon Gauntlet
James Lawrences talks lucha libre, wrestling moves and the story behind The Legend of La Mariposa: The Demon Gauntlet
“It’s a genre that champions young girls and femininity” Olivia Hicks and Emma Oosterhous talk magical girls and queer sports stories in Grand Slam Romance
We find out more about the secrets of great romance comics, and their link to great sports comics in Olivia Hicks’ and Emmas Oosterhaus’ all action Grand Slam Romance
“It’s about how important music is to keeping your soul and head together” we talk music and comics in Hitsville UK with writer Dan Cox
After it’s triumphant final issue last year, the fantastic world of Dan Cox and John Riordan’s Hitsville UK is now being collected into one glorious collector’s volume. To find out more about this brilliantly weird look at the world of music, we caught up writer Dan to find out more! For those new to the […]
“I really love stories about underdog heroes that have no business going up against such impossible odds” Joshua Saxon on why his hero is a milkman in new comic Milky
Ace new comic Milky sees a milkman trying to turn back an alien invasion. We catch up with writer Joshua Saxon to find out why his hero is so ordinary.
“Few fans or collectors remember Silverbeard, so, we’re bringing him back!” Pete Taylor on the story behind The Seven Sagas of Silverbeard and mystery of Catfood Comics
From the moment we saw the cover of The Seven Sagas of Silverbeard, with a wild eyed ape shot through with arrows we knew this was going to be the kind of book we would love. As we looked inside we found an incredibly rich and exciting world, rendered in perfect pulp/silver age detail. Keen […]
“I always think: how can I make The Artist’s life more horrible?” Anna Haifisch on her new book The Artist: Circle of Life from Breakdown Press
Anna Haifisch’s comic strip The Artist, has become a small press favourite thanks to its series of evocative stories about a life suffering for your art. We asked her what we can look forward to in The Artist: Circle of Life:
“Having a full team means the characters have a better chance to be represented” we talk to Joe Glass about The Pride Season 2, LGBTQ superheroes and ComiXology Originals
Joe Glass’ superhero series the Pride has been a shining light in the small press scene for its positive representation of LGBTQ characters, (and because it’s a really fun capes adventure in the vein of Claremont and Byrne’s X-Men). However, The Pride have now been recruited by ComiXology to be part of their Originals stable […]
“Dark, sexy, cyber-noir, hard-boiled, black, erotic, uncompromising” Noel K Hannon and Rik Rawling look back at 90s small press classic Streetmeat
The 90s are back in a big way, and riding this wave of nostalgia for the decade of grunge and generation x are Noel K Hannan and Rik Rawling who have compiled a new collected edition of their classic 90s series Streemeat. But how has this world of guns, girls and grunge faired in the […]
“The story of Man’s first step on the moon is such an amazing, exciting, drama-filled tale that we were surprised nobody had done it as a comic yet” Chris Baker and Matt Fitch on Apollo from SelfMadeHero
For their follow up to the gonzo world of Last Driver and the future gazing of Adventures in Science, Chris Baker and Matt Fitch of Dead Canary Comics have another out of this world story to tell, but one with a much more down to earth core to it – the Apollo moon landing. Teaming […]
“It’s a recreation of living in a compound in the desert, but using the visual language of northern England” Shaun Gardiner discusses his new comics The Boy With Nails for Eyes on Unbound
The latest book that we have discovered via cowd-funding platform Unbound is Shaun Gardiner’s spectacular The Boy With Nails For Eyes. A surreal and dream like book that mixes the nightmarish world of Guillermo Del Toro with the elaborate world building of Neil Gaiman and the quirky artwork of Shaun Tan or Dave McKean. Keen […]
“It’s all part of the general mission to show that comic books can do ‘serious’ subjects” Sean Michael Wilson and Robert Brown discuss their illustrated history of the Labour movement, The Many Not The Few graphic novel
We catch up with Sean Michael Wilson and Robert Brown, the creative team behind The Many Not The Few. Tell us a bit about the inspiration and background for The Many Not the Few. What inspired you to tell the stories of these key moments in British popular history and why did you think now […]
“We wanted to get our world-building, full-throttle creative mojo back” Simon Furman and Geoff Senior on new comic To The Death
From its explosive opening scene which sees a bunch of grizzled mercs battling aliens on a battle ravaged planet then you know you are in for some hard hitting action in To The Death. But what else would you expect from Simon Furman and Geoff Senior, creators or Death’s Head and Dragon’s Claws. We caught […]
“It is a story that is going to pull the rug out from under readers’ feet at multiple points” John Lees on the mysteries behind Mountainhead from IDW Publishing
The new series from Sink’s John Lees and Scam artist Ryan Lee, Moutainhead is a mix of horror and mystery, with plenty of hidden meaning. We find out more!
“When you see statistics about boats sinking it’s hard to remember that every one of those numbers is a human being” Andrew Donkin discusses the real world inspirations for his and Eoin Colfer’s graphic novel Illegal
Writers Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin turn the tragedy of two African economic migrant’s journey to Europe into a powerful graphic novel with ILLEGAL
“The book is based on real moments, but none of the characters are real people” we talk to Scott Jason Smith about his debut graphic novel Marble Cake
We loved the quiet minutiae of Scott Jason Smith’s graphic novel Marble Cake and were keen to kind out more about the meaning behind this fascinating world.
“I love team books but it annoys me how bland and samey the characters often are” Monty Nero talks Frenemies
After the success of Death Sentence and Hollow Monsters, Monty Nero is back with a brand new series on Kickstarter – Frenemies. It’s a slice of high camp superhero space adventure, about a group of students who are given cosmic powers, but don’t necessarily follow the rulebook when it comes to what they should do […]
“It’s a bit like playing god in your own universe, creating worlds which otherwise would not exist” Claire Scully talks about her new book Desolation Wilderness
For Desolation Wilderness, the follow up to the beautiful Internal Wilderness, illustrator Claire Scully is again looking a how we interact with the world around us. We caught up with Claire to find out more about the meaning behind her intricate and inspiring worlds. For those who might be new to your work, how would […]
“Dystopian stories bring out the suffering and injustices that we all feel in the modern day world” Farhan Qureshi talks Digitopia comic
A slick mix of dystopian future and high energy action thriller, we find out the secrets behind Farhan Qureshi’s new indie comics Digitopia
“I hate naming things… comics titles, characters…sound effects…testicles…” Matt Garvey on why he called his new comic, Untitled Generic Space Comedy
For his follow up to the award-wining Red Rocket Comet, Matt Garvey has blasted into space for a tale of two slackers space truckers who find out their intergalactic dream isn’t quite what the movies led them to believe. We catch up with Matt to find out more about what makes him laugh, and why […]
“It’s like a cool diverse festival mixed with a weird old video rental store” Lee Christian talks new anthology Bad Vibes Monthly
Anthologies are the life blood of the small press scene, and the latest to try and inject something new in the UK comics scene’s bloodstream is Bad Vides monthyl from Theodicy Comics. We catch up with founder Lee Christian to find out what makes it unique. Tell us a bit about the world of Bad […]
“It was a fantastic opportunity to try something different and take our stories to a whole new level” we talk to the team about Big Punch Studios about the conclusion of Extraversal
Four years ago we caught up with the team at Big Punch Studios to find out about a new venture they were planning which would see them create a quarterly anthology featuring a whole bunch of original characters whose worlds were interconnected. Four years, 16 issues and 3 titles later, the final volume of Extraversal […]
“It’s amazing when people see your work, understand it, and want to see more” Niki Bañados discusses Shiver in London and the Laydeez Do Comics Awards 2019
We recently announced the winner of the Laydeez Do Comics Award 2019 was Niki Bañados for her fascinating book Shivers in London. Keen to find out more about Niki’s work and the significance of this award win, we sat down for a chat. Congratulations on winning the Laydeez Do Comics Award, what does winning an […]
“An artist’s workspace reflects their personality and also influences them” Joel Meadows on his new book Masters of Comics
Ever wondered what your favourite comic creator’s workspace looks like? Chances are it is as unique as the work they create. In his new book Masters of Comics, journalist Joel Meadows takes a look inside the studios of some of comics most famous names. We ask Joel what he has learnt about an artist’s workspace […]
“I love stories where the marginalised people are really the heroes” Gary Chudleigh talks Plagued: The Miranda Chronicles Volume 3
The final volume of Plagued: The Miranda Chronicles from BHP Comics is now funding on Kickstarter, we caught up with writer Gary Chudleigh to find out more.
“It’s all about trying to capture the spirit of Warrior rather than a slavish re-invention.” Steve Tanner discusses the inspirations for new anthology Brawler
Brawler is the new book from TimeBomb Comics’ Steve Tanner (creator of the fantastic Flintlock). It’s a collection of creator-owned genre stories that are looking to capture the energy and originality of classic 80s anthology Warrior. With the first issue now funding on Kickstarter we caught up with Steve to find out more. Your new […]
“It is a reaction to what’s going on in the UK right now” Matt Fitch and Chris Baker on the story behind Our Land webcomic
They’ve taken us to space and back with Apollo, but with their new Our Land web comic, Dead Canary Comics’ Matt Fitch and Chris Baker have opted for a more earthly tale of racism and Native Americans.
“It’s all down to the denizens of a little corner of north London with their beehives and big quiffs!” Nick Prolix on the appeal of making cockney webcomics for Slang Pictorial and the perils of Kickstarter
We’ve been huge fans of Nick Prolix’s retro cockney webcomic The Sheep And The Wolves since it was a few pages old, but this month sees him return to Kickstarter with a new volume of Slang Pictorial. We catch up with Nick to find out why he has braved Kickstarter once again, as well as […]
“Our core ethos is to create stories and worlds that the children who are in hospital will lose themselves in” Aaron Rackley on the inspiration for Fair Spark Books
We first met Aaron Rackley via his wonderful Little Heroes Comics Kit initivaive. Well, after the success of several anthologies and a number of convention appearance, Aaron has turned publisher and founded FairSpark books, an all ages imprint packed full of great titles like Gallant and Amos and Megatomic Battle Rabbit. We catch up with […]
“It’s one of those special words that pulls extra meaning along behind it, as well as invoking an extra sense” Gareth A Hopkins on the meaning of Petrichor from Good Comics
Gareth A Hopkins’ Petrichor challenged our idea of what a comic could be, thanks to it’s unique imagery and poetic words. We caught up with the man behind this one of a kind creation to find out more about his inspirations, his process and just what a Petrichor actually is!
“It’s inspired by my experiences as a film-fan and the cumulative effect of years of watching them” Owen Michael Johnson talks Reel Love: The Collected Edition on Unbound
The new hardcover version of Owen Michael Johnson’s wonderful Reel Love: The Complete Collection really resonated with our inner movie geek, so we caught up with Owen’ ahead of the books release to find out more about what inspired his love of the cinema and how he found the emotional truth of his story!
“Growing up there was always a feeling of a bogey man somewhere” Rachael Ball talks about the personal inspirations for Wolf from Selfmadehero
Having earned a just deserved second place in our recent rundown of the best small press and indie comics of the year 2018, we caught up with Wolf creator Rachael Ball to find out more about the personal influences on it contains and the inspirations for her emotional and complex tale of grief and childhood […]
“It was really the community around the series that made the campaign explode!” Lorenzo Etherington on the success of How To Think When You Draw
To celebrate being awarded our first ever Community Champion award, we caught up with Lorenzo Etherington, one half of the all conquering Etherington Brothers, to discuss their hugely successful Kickstarter for How To Think When You Draw and their plans for 2019.
“There’s none of this tedious posturing and do-gooding you get in most superhero comics” Monty Nero on why Death Sentence: Liberty is not your average capes comic
Monty Nero and Martin Simmonds’ sex, drugs and superpowers series Death Sentence: Liberty is back with a new issue now funding on Kickstarter. We talk to the man behind the mayhem.
“I liked the challenge of the meticulous puzzle box style writing” John Harris Dunning on the inspirations for Tumult from SelfMadeHero
As we found out in our recent review, Tumult is a super stylish, tense and taught psychological thriller that poses more questions than it answers. So we contacted it’s writer, John Harris Dunning to find out more about the significance of video directors going through mid-life crises, femme fatales with multiple personalities and what is it […]
“Kids love monsters… and are more drawn to the dark and strange than perhaps we adults are comfortable with!” Hellbound Media talk Mandy The Monster Hunter and The Legend of The Spindly Man.
Although they made their names with books like Shock Value and Slaughterhouse Farm, Hellbound Media’s real star is a monster hunter called Mandy who helps save kids from the beasts under their bed. With their latest and best series, The Legend of The Spindly Man coming to a close very soon, we caught up with […]
“We wanted it to feel like all the best kids stories, where they get to go on crazy adventures but are still back in time for tea!” Leah Moore, John Reppion and Sally Jane Thompson talk Conspiracy of Ravens from Dark Horse Comics
We don’t normally cover Dark Horse Comics here on the site, but we thought we would make an exception for Conspiracy Of Ravens, the first creator owned book from Leah Moore and John Reppion, with art from small press star Sally Jane Thompson. This all ages adventure features a young girl at boarding school discover […]
“This is definitely the most ambitious project I’ve done!” Mike Garley and Mike Lee Graham talk Our Final Halloween
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for our taste in comics to take a slightly darker and more gruesome tone, and what better place to start that with Our Final Halloween, the latest offering from The Kill Screen’s Mike Garley and Dead Roots‘ Mike Lee-Graham. Funding now on Kickstarter and released digitally on October […]
“Sci-fi is a genre that prides itself on some sort of realism and I just kind of threw that out of the window” Tillie Walden her new space-based webcomic On A Sunbeam
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 […]
“I wanted to explore how you can be from two places and not quite belong in either” Kristyna Baczynski on what it is to be an alien in Retrograde Orbit from Avery Hill Publishing
Set on a mining colony in the depths of space Kristyna Baczynski’s Retrograde Orbit is a complex and poignant tale of a young alien girl trying to fit into a world that is different to her own. With it’s subtle look at immigration and identity, we caught up with it’s creator to find out more about […]
“Imagine having amazing skills and abilities, but forbidden to use them in case it caused armageddon!” Jon Laight on balancing home life and heroism in Away
Although it’s been available online since the spring, Jon Laight’s epic science fiction superhero adventure Away is making it’s comic convention debut at this weekend’s Thought Bubble 2018. So we thought it would be a perfect chance to catch up with it’s creator to find out more about the tricky act of balancing home life […]
“I always wanted it to be more than just documenting a trip.” Katriona Chapman on merging travelogues and personal stories for her debut graphic novel Follow Me In
For her full length graphic novel debut, Follow Me In, Katriona Chapman has expanded the small but poignant world of her Katzine travelogues and turned into something much more epic.
“I wanted it to have the look of a lost film from the early days of cinema” Martin Simpson on creating Art Deco noir in The Needleman
Having been blown away by the Art Deco noir of Martin Simpson’s The Needleman from Soaring Penguin Press, we knew we had to find out more! However when we caught up with Martin, we were a little bit more gentle with our interrogation than Rasp, the sinister investigator and titular Needleman who uses a long […]
“There’s an anti-hero at the core of it, throwing out knight’s moves as the plot tries-and-fails to keep up with him” Ryan O’Sullivan tells about how a plagiarist became the world’s greatest story-teller and potential saviour in Fearscape
After twisting our brains with psychedelic space adventure Void Trip, writer Ryan O’Sullivan is set to take us to yet another mind expanding world, this time the realm of fears known as the Fearscape. Frustrated writer Henry Henry is given the task of being earth’s saviour after being wrongly identified as our greatest story-teller, and […]
“This wasn’t about making a book for kids at all, we wanted to make a book that everybody can enjoy” Mike Sambrook on the challenges of writing for all ages with Bun (Plus exclusive FREE Slaycation comic!)
Madius Comics’s Bun was one of our favourite surprise packages of 2017, so we were thrilled to discover that this tale of a giant rabbit moving to the big city would be getting a full release in time for this year’s Thought Bubble (plus the original 11 page sampler is now available for free on […]
“Most traditional genres have become too predictable, and the only way to keep them fresh is to whack them with a mallet” Russell Olson talks crime/noir sci-fi mash ups in Gateway City
With it’s mix of classic old school crime noir and golden age sci-fi silliness, Russell Olson’s Gateway City has been one of our favourite discoveries of the year. With the latest issue in the bag and a new collected edition on the way, we catch up with the man behind it all, to find out […]
“This is the launch pad for the entire Rebellion superhero-verse!” Simon Furman on reviving classic British heroes in The Vigilant
Classic British Comics are going through something of a resurgence this year, with new volumes of Misty, Scream and Roy Of The Rovers, courtesy of 2000 AD publisher Rebellion. Joining these ranks are The Vigilant, a superhero team made up of classic character from the 1970s and brought to you by Transformers legend Simon Furman […]
“Whether you’re just starting out, or if you’re already creating comics and want to spend time with your peers, I hope there’ll be something for everyone.” Jon Lock on The Comics Summit in Cheltenham on July 14th and 15th
This July sees the first ever Comics Summit, a chance for indie and small press comic creators to share their knowledge and experience with each other, without the stresses of also having to man a comic convention table and make sales! The brainchild of Big Punch Studios’ Jon Lock, we caught him on a rare […]
“It seems a whole bunch of people out there are silly in their relationships in the same way as me” Sarah Graley on the secrets of a good diary comic in Our Super Adventure, plus Kim Reaper, Rick and Morty and more!
Sarah Graley on the secrets of a good diary comic in Our Super Adventure, plus Kim Reaper, Rick and Morty and more!
“I think a fox captures a sense of old wild nature, and also modern suburban life” Tim Bird on the hidden secrets in The Great North Wood from Avery Hill Publishing
Launching at the upcoming East London Comics Art Festival, Tim Bird’s latest offering from Avery Hill, The Great North Wood, has been met with a glowing review already. But we were keen to find out more about the secrets of this subtle and meandering read, so we thought we could get in touch with Tim in […]
“You can never have too many poo-related jokes” we catch up with Todd Oliver to talk Smedley, Boxes and bodily humour in comics!
“The aim was to keep the book’s messages accessible and easy to digest by mixing them up with story and humour” Richy K Chandler on When Are You Going To Get A Proper Job? and the perils of being a creative parent
Richy K. Chandlers’ When Are You Going To Get A Proper Job, the tale of a comic artists dad struggling to balance freelance life and fatherhood, was a title that really resonated with us, as it was very close to home. So we caught up with Richy to find out more about what inspired him […]
“It can feel frustrating to be outside your comfort zone, but it’s so rewarding when you level up!” we catch up with Rachael Smith about Isabella and Blodwen and taking a risk with new crowd funding platform Unbound
One of our highlights from the recent Leamington Comic Con, was news of a new book from Wired Up Wrong‘s Rachael Smith called Isabella and Blodwen. As long time fans of her work, stretching back to the early days of House Party, we were super excited and even more intrigued to learn that not only […]
We discovered the wonderful world of Jenny Clements’ webcomic Mias and Elle back at True Believers in February, and we were instantly drawn in by it’s bickering lead characters – the goody two shoes Elle and the despicably rogue-ish Mias who kidnaps her and takes her on an incredible journey. To find out more we […]
For his follow up to the critically acclaimed How To Survive In The North, artist Luke Healy has teamed up with the excellent Avery Hill to produce a collection of three stories abot communication and miscommunication which bridge together to from one over arching graphic novel. We catch up with Luke to find out more […]
“No-one gives form to that un-nameable existential horror that lies inside all of us like he can” Fraser Campbell talks psycho noir horrror The Edge Off and working with artist Iain Laurie
Scottish small press superstars, Fraser Campbell and Iain Laurie are set to blow people’s mind with their new collaboration – The Edge Off, which is now funding on Kickstarter. It reads like the bastard lovechild of William Burroughs and Shaky Kane, brought up on a diet of Charles Bronson movies, and is a surreal, psychedelic […]
“I always rooted for gutsy female leads” George Lennox and Russell Mark Olson talk Lady Hollywood, 80s LA noir and hard boiled detective fiction!
After discovering the vintage sci-fi brilliance of Gateway City at this year’s True Believers, we were even more ecstatic to discover artist Russell Mark Olson has also been turning his hand to the 80s LA noir of Cult Empire’s new series Lady Hollywood. As it entices new readers in via Kickstarter thanks to it’s neon colours […]
“I really feel that we’ve taken it up another level this year and 2018 is our biggest convention yet” Dan Mallier on what to look forward to at this year’s Leamington Comic Con 2018
This weekend see the return of the fantastic Leamington Comic Con, one of the countries best small comic cons with an emphasis on comics and small press at it’s heart. With this year’s event seeing appearances from 2000 AD legend John Wagner and Marvel writer Al Ewing as well as the best of small press […]
“Most comic readers are heavily into sci-fi and a large proportion of them hate football.” John Wagner on the perils of creating the worlds first alien football comic with Rok of The Reds
“Most comic readers are heavily into sci-fi and a large proportion of them hate football.” John Wagner on worlds first alien football comic Rok of The Reds
“A lot of people don’t realise how influential Lovecraft was until they start reading his works” Lyndon White on the The Call of Cthulu, The Mind of James Svengal, and more!
It takes a lot to stand out from the crowd in the world of indie horror comics, but one artist who is really starting to make waves for himself is Lyndon White. Whether it is via his creator owned work like The Mind of James Svengla, or the recent Mandy The Monster Hunter series The […]
“All time travel in fiction is bonkers and doesn’t really make much sense!” Luke James Halsall and Cuttlefish talk Out Of Time
Luke James Halsall and Cuttlefish’s hilarious time-travel comic Out Of Time appeared to us out of nowhere at the tail end of last year, but with it only being available at Thought Bubble we’ve not been able to shout about it – until now that is. With a digital (and upcoming print) release from the […]
“I’ve always loved the silver age, and I’ve always wanted to create my own take on it” Andy W Clift talks all-ages family space adventures in Captain Cosmic
The last time we saw Andy W Clift’s work on show was in the blood-soaked pages of Mike Garley’s Samurai Slasher, so were a little bit surprised when we heard his newest book was an all-ages sci-fi adventure about a father and daughter superhero family in space called Captain Cosmic. Released via the Comichaus app, […]
“It was the Viking landscape, the barren ice and waves, that brought the tone of this story together” Ryan K Lindsay talks viking shield maidens in Eternal
Writer Ryan K Lindsay is never one to rest on his laurels when it comes to story genres. Having brought the world ‘antler noir’ in Deer Editor, surf noir in Chum as well as psychedelic sci-fi and all ages adventure in Stain The Seas Scarlet and Ink Island respectively, he is now embracing the world of […]
“It’s filled with scientific dreaming and twisted, sideways glances at other worlds” we talk Adventures in Science with Dead Canary’s Matt Fitch and C.S. Baker
After coming a valiant 2nd in our 2016 Indie Comic of the Year chart, the team at Dead Canary Comics have kept a relatively low profile in 2017, but it turns out that’s because they’ve been working on a new sci-fi themed anthology called Adventures in Science. As they set themselves to blast off into […]
“Reality TV is striving to hit bottom, one bad idea at a time” Jed McPherson talks gonzo TV in The Show, plus Deadbeat, Jacob and more!
One of our favourite discoveries at this year’s True Believers was The Show by Jed McPherson – who launched the first issue that weekend. This tale of a crazy reality show run by a drug addled TV exec was a really exciting find, but it also led to us discovering his amazing previous work like Deadbeat and Jacob. Keen […]
“I just love the idea of a Victorian gentlemen being flabbergasted by an alien spacecraft” Samuel George London talks Victorian aliens in Milford Green
What if Victorians encountered aliens, is the fantastic premise of Samuel George London’s new Kickstarter comic Milford Green. We were drawn in by this superb premise, as well as the beautiful concept artwork which we’d seen on social media, and so when we got a chance to catch up with Sam at this weekend’s True Believers […]
“It’s got this real sense of anarchy and punky rebellion that raises a finger to the established order!” Dave Cook on the inspirations for his new series Killtopia
Packed full of monster mechs and ultraviolet mercenaries who hunt them down, Killtopia from Card Shark Comics is one of our most eagerly anticipated indie Kickstarters of 2018. It’s already doing gangbusters on the crowd-funding site, but we couldn’t resist catching up with writer Dave Cook to find out the secrets of this ultra-stylish dystopian […]
“There is an attempt at uniqueness, something provocative, something to ponder!” Ken Reynolds talks Sliced Quarterly volume 2
The first time we encountered Ken Reynolds Sliced Quarterly it was a digital only experimental comic that was looking to push the boundaries of what a comic could be. Two years on, and it has become a fixture of the independent scene and one of the most interesting and eclectic series going. As Ken launches […]
“People’s enjoyment of the day is the main reason we do what we do and the reason we continue to do it!” Stuart Mulrain talks True Believers Comic Festival 2018
Convention season is just around the corner, and it gets underway with one of our favourite events of the whole year – True Believers Comic Festival 2018 in Cheltenham. Now in it’s 4th year, we can’t wait to head to this fantastic event, but don’t just take our word for it. We catch up with […]
“I have to show that I can write superheroes and not just dick jokes” Matt Garvey on creating a variety of work with The Devil In Disguise, White Noir and The Ether
2018 was a stellar year for writer Matt Garvey, with the debut of the critically acclaimed white NOIR and The Ether, as well another issue of the ongoing Chunks. But never one to rest on his laurels, Garvey has started 2018 with another debut – this time the superhero horror book The Devil In Disguise! So […]
“Art is a therapeutic technique that I used myself while being treated in the hospital and I wanted to provide this experience for children in the same position” Aaron Rackley talks about Little Heroes Comics kits and their new anthology
We always love discovering a story about how comics can help people, as well as entertain, and so Little Heroes project really warmed our hearts on these cold January days. Set up by Aaron Rackley, they provide packs of resources for kids in hospitals to help them make comics, but this month they are taking […]
“It’s an American road trip story like Kerouac, Ginnsberg or Easy Rider” Ryan O’Sullivan talks Void Trip and going from the indies to Image
Ryan O’Sullivan and Plaid Klaus’ Turncoat fired it’s way onto our Top 10 Indie Comics Of The Year for 2016 with it’s hilarious tale of a super villain hitman. So when we discovered Ryan and Plaid were uniting again for a new book at Image, then we knew we were in for another twisted treat! We […]
“With the focus being on indie comics we can also provide a more niche service than Comixology and the other platforms” Pete Genepool on the new Comichaus app
Having started a successful indie comics website selling platform, and launched a critically acclaimed anthology, we couldn’t help but wonder what Pete Genepool and the Comichaus guys would get up to next? Well it turns out they are branching into the world of digital comics, to launch a streaming service they are dubbing ‘a Netflix for indie […]
“I imagined how much worse life would be if I was living in a house on stilts” Alex Potts talks flooding and futility It’s Cold In The River At Night from Avery Hill Publishing
We’ve had those moment where we want to try a new career direction and it hasn’t worked out, but in It’s Cold In The River At Night, the new book from Alex Potts and Avery Hill, our hero Carl takes on the challenge of building coffins for a surly local craftsmen, and gets much more than […]
“Ridiculous real-life events started over-taking what I thought were the absurd, unrealistic ideas I was writing” Steve Horry on putting a rock star into Downing Street in Lizard Men from Comichaus
What if a rock star was elected prime minister of the UK?! That’s the premise for the new Lizard Men mini series from Comichaus and writer Steve Horry that’s debuting on Kickstarter this week. With all the political upheaval in the past 2 years, this isn’t as ridiculous as it might seem (after all there’s […]