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 […]
Indie Graphic Novels
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 […]
Isadora is a beautifully drawn comic book written by Julie Birmant and drawn by Clément Oubrere. They combine to write an intriguing biography about one of the art world’s lesser-known but extremely influential figures, Isadora Duncan. Publisher: SelfMadeHero Writer: Julie Birmant Artist: Clément Oubrere Price: £14.99 from Amazon Isadora Duncan, who performed across Europe, was […]
For the past few years, Luke Pearson’s Hilda books have been a hidden gem within the comics world, that only an enlightened few seemed to be aware of. However with our favourite blue haired troll botherer now having a hit animated series on Netflix, it seem that the whole world is getting in on the […]
Vanni, is a powerful new graphic novel that looks at the civil war in Sri Lanka, that occured in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami.
This new graphic novel from Molly Mendoza and Nobrow press falls into the same Studio Ghibli-esque folktale inspired world that we loved in their recent releases like Hicotea or Gamayun Tales. As a young boy is transported into a dream like other world, along with his strange new friend they must attempt to find their […]