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Indie Spotlight: Kickstarter Special

Posted by Seb Patrick at 13:12 on 23 Mar 2015
Indie Spotlight: Kickstarter Special
In our latest Indie Spotlight, we're taking a look at three comics-related Kickstarter projects that are currently ongoing and have caught our eye. Of course, a KS project is no real indication of what the final quality of a book will be like - nor indeed that it will ever show up! - but nevertheless, all three of these have looked to be of interest to us for different reasons.

Great Beast Comics to close down

Posted by Seb Patrick at 12:26 on 18 Dec 2014
Great Beast Comics to close down
Well, this is a shame. We're big fans of UK small press publisher Great Beast Comics, and in particular the work of its two founders, Marc Ellerby and Adam Cadwell. But sadly, due to various time- and business-related reasons, the company that most notably brought us Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter and Blood Blokes will be closing its doors in the new year.

One small piece of good news for fans (or people yet to check out anything they've done), however, is that as a result they're holding a closing down sale - you can get 25% off everything in their store for a limited time only, by using the code "SHUTITDOWN".

Review: Seth's Dominion

Posted by Graham Kibble-White at 14:03 on 16 Oct 2014
Seth's Dominion
It had got to the stage where I'd installed the National Film Board of Canada's app, I was so hopelessly keen to see Seth's Dominion. I'd regularly scour through their collection of melancholic-looking films. It was never there. But maybe there was something appropriate in my ill-fated pining. Seth is my favourite comic artist and a lot of his work bows with a similar yearning for things gone, made invisible by time.

When it happened, it wasn't quite akin to chancing upon that last Kalo New Yorker strip in a musty old bookshop. But it was close. I spotted a tweet from publishers Drawn and Quarterly plugging the fact Seth's Dominion was playing at the Vue, Piccadilly on October 4. Herein was a feeling of real accomplishment. The thing was, metaphorically at least, to be mine. At last!

Indie Spotlight: The Kill Screen, Under the Flesh, Proud

Posted by Seb Patrick at 14:09 on 11 Aug 2014
Indie Spotlight: The Kill Screen, Under the Flesh, Proud
In Indie Spotlight, we take a look at new or recent comics that we've stumbled across (or been told about) in the world of small press, self-publishing and webcomics. To begin with, here's a roundup of three indie books that have crossed our path in recent months.

Happy Shakespeare Day!

Posted by Seb Patrick at 08:51 on 23 Apr 2014
Happy Shakespeare Day!
I was originally going to post something from Sandman here, but then I thought "Nah, Kate Beaton all the way."

There's a Saved By The Bell comic drawn by Chynna Clugston and how didn't I know this before?

Posted by Seb Patrick at 09:41 on 11 Apr 2014
There's a Saved By The Bell comic drawn by Chynna Clugston and how didn't I know this before?
Unfortunately it only seems to be available on the US Kindle store and so I can't seem to buy it at the moment, but WOW though. It's got to be better than the Harvey Comics stuff, anyway.

Marc Ellerby releases abandoned Chloe Noonan story pages

Posted by Seb Patrick at 09:53 on 08 Apr 2014
Marc Ellerby releases abandoned Chloe Noonan story pages
We're big fans of Marc Ellerby's Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter series, and you should be too. Any new material relating to the frequently-hilarious adventures of "the ginger whinger" is to be jumped upon and celebrated, even when it's as frustrating and tantalisingly short as being the first four pages of a strip that was ultimately abandoned.

Go and check it out on Marc's Tumblr, and then buy the assorted available issues while you're at it.