Kickstarter is the new shop window for indie comic creators, with dozens of titles funded every week. But how do you get people to invest in the promise of your amazing new small press or indie comic? We talk to the UK scene’s Kickstarter experts to get their essential tips on how to fund an […]
Small press comics
One of the UK comic scene’s most iconic conventions now has a new venue and a new date as Thought Bubble Comic Festival 2019 moves to Harrogate in November.
Every month in ComicScene magazine we write a column about a particular issue to do with indie and small press comics. For volume 2 issue 1 (now on sale here) we looked at 10 fantastic small press friendly comic conventions that we’re looking forward to in 2019.
Creator Rees Finlay is a man of many talents. Not only is he the host of podcast Declaration of Independents, but he is also a talented writer, artist and creator of graphic novels like, the Blue Flame. Now Finlay, brings us The High Priestess, an old unfinished idea about a woman in the middle of […]
“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!
From writer Sam Roads (Silicon Heart) comes Cryowulf, an epic labour of love in every sense. Four years in the making, this gender flipped version of Beowulf is set on an abandoned space station orbiting a collapsing sun, but don’t worry, you don’t need a degree in ancient english poetry or quantum physics to enjoy […]
The latest book to come out of the Unbound publishing platform (joining Ram V’s Grafity’s Wall and Rachael Smith’s Isobel and Blodwen) sees Beast Wagon’s Owen Michael Johnson bring us Reel Love: The Complete Collection, a 3 volume semi-autobiographical tale about growing up as a film fan, collected into a glorious hardcover boxset. But will it […]
We take a look ahead to this year’s True Believers Comic Festival 2019, including some of the amazing small press comics that will be launching on the day.
Terrible Means is the follow up to Ismyre, one of our favourite Avery Hill books of 2017 from B. Mure. While it is more of a prequel/parallel tale than a direct sequel it does a fantastic job of build more depth and layers into the curious and quirky mythology of this wonderfully weird watercolour world.
While we don’t often review books from Image Comics on here, 24 Panels is more than just your average anthology. Complied by Wicked and Divine creator Kieron Gillen, Steve Thompson and Rhona Martin, with proceeds going to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire (especially those with PTSD), it features an all star roster of creators […]