Filed under: Comic Reviews, Indie Comics | Tags: Abandoned Comics, Anthony O'Neill, Lusk, Martin Greene, Mike Lynch, Nestor, Paul McCallan
One of the most fun things about this blog and getting to the Cons or contacts we make through Facebook is we get the chance to catch the indie titles that we’d otherwise miss…….and Nestor is one of them.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Indie Comics | Tags: Jack Johnson, Jeff Lemire, Nova Scotia, Susie Johnson, The Underwater Welder
The first time I read anything of Jeff Lemire’s was on DC’s New 52 reboot title Animal Man which turned out to be one of the best titles to come out of the while reboot – after that I wasn’t sure where to begin so when I spotted his latest release, The Underwater Welder, I thought I’d dive in….no pun intended….I swear!!
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Indie Comics | Tags: Dan Harris, Jim Bampfield, Kris Carter, Lou Scannon
With 2012 bringing the Lou Scannon team a much deserved Eagle Award nomination and the first three issues (reviewed here – #1, #2 & #3) becoming an instant favourite with the Comics Anonymous team……….could they keep that momentum going with their 4th issue??
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Indie Comics | Tags: Flakes, George Bell, Snowmen, Surreality Comics
The indy/self-published world of comics has been solid source of top titles for the Comics Anonymous gang and in particular the Glasgow scene where some amazing work is on offer. Mostly we get the chance to read something different and that’s what we get with Flakes: Volume One from Surreality Comics.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Indie Comics | Tags: Antarctic Press, David Hutchison, H.P. Lovecraft, Steam punk
Lets take the edge of some H.P. Lovecraft tales and mix it with the Victorian, industrial world of steam punk and what do you get?That’s right, the Antarctic Press release Steamcraft, a sumptuous issue written and drawn by David Hutchison.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Indie Comics | Tags: Adam Balson, Colin Bell, Garry McLaughlin, Gillian Hatcher, Glasgow Comic Con, Glasgow League of Writers, Gordon McClean, Gordon Robertson, Ian Buchanan, Ian Laurie, James Corcoran, James Fairlie, Jane Sayer, Jason Mathis, John Lees, Luke Halsall, Martin Newman, Thor Fjalaasson
We’re at the height of comic con season which, for small press, usually means new issues and collections being released here and there over the course of the con calendar. Later this week the Glasgow Comic Con kicks off, bringing high profile guests, more venue space and the Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards (or SICBAs for short) – however it’ll also see the launch of the very first anthology from the Glasgow League of Writers – simply titled GLoW 1.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Indie Comics | Tags: Barcelona, Jonbot Vs Martha, NeilSlorance
In case you hadn’t noticed, Glasgow is booming with comics talent at the moment – and I don’t just mean your big names like Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. From the Glasgow League of Writers to Team Girl Comic and high quality titles like The Standard and No More Heroes, there’s a massive choice of small press goodness on offer, with no sign of it slowing down either. Unlike The Standard and NMH though, Neil Slorance’s new book Nine Lines of Metro changes the pace entirely, slowing things down and doing something a little different with the comics medium.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Indie Comics | Tags: CaioOliviera, Glasgow, GordonMcLean, Small Press
I reviewed issue #1 of Gordon McLean’s No More Heroes a few months back – and it kicked ass, but now issue #2 is here and guess what? It kicks even more ass. If there’s one indie title you should be reading, it’s this (ok so maybe this AND The Standard - treat yourself!). It’s not very often that I await the release of a specific small press book, resigning myself more to an “if and when” scenario, but at this year’s Kapow! this book was top of my list to pick up.
Overload #0 features seven short strips all written by Martin Conaghan, a Scottish writer whose work has appeared in 2000AD and who also created the award winning graphic novel Burke & Hare alongside artist Will Pickering. The majority of these strips have all been published elsewhere and date from 1995 to the present day and serves as an introduction to Conaghan’s writing.
Filed under: Indie Comics | Tags: BrianRankin, Disconnected Press, KAPOW!, LizzieBoyle, LouisCarter, NeilMcClements, TonyRothwell
I wasn’t kidding when I said I found the most excellent comics at Kapow! 2012 in the pub. Sadly, due to this being an incredibly busy convention season I am only now getting around to writing about and in some cases reading them. It’s always a challenge to decide which of your convention swag comics to read first and I often wonder how others choose. Will their first be an old favourite now signed by the writer? A convention exclusive variant cover? The impulse small press buy because the zombie on the back cover bears more than a passing resemblance to your friend’s boyfriend’s mother’s ex?