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: Interviews | Tags: Bulletproof Coffin, DavidHine, DougBraithwaite, KAPOW!, ShakyKane, Storm Dogs
David Hine has been a constant fixture in comics since the early 1980s. He is a creator you’d find near impossible to pigeon-hole or predict. He has worked both as an artist and a writer and he began his career inking on Marvel UK titles. He has expanded the mythos of many of the fanboys’ dream characters, created manga for Tokyopop, developed properties for revolutionary publisher Radical and, alongside Brit art legend Shaky Kane, created the recent groundbreaking Image title Bulletproof Coffin. I caught up with Hine at London’s Kapow! convention last month to discuss some of his past work and his newly announced collaboration with Dougie Braithwaite, Storm Dogs.
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?
Last weekends MCM EXPO at the Excel Centre in London saw some incredible numbers, some of which I even tried to ‘crunch’ in an effort to understand how I spent my weekend.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Indie Comics | Tags: Black Hearted Press, David Braysher, John Farman, Sha Nazir
It’s another day of our Black Hearted Press feature, where today we’ll be looking at the last of the co-founders David Braysher. Here’s Linsay’s review of the title that started it all – Black Maria.
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Previews | Tags: ghanbari, IDW, menton, Monocyte, STEVENILES
I usually wait until the end of a review to give out my inconsistent and occasionally irrelevant scores but today I’m giving you the score for Monocyte #4 first. Then I’m going to try and back that up by talking about this comic in a way that properly justifies it. I’m almost certainly going to fail. I’m not the most eloquent of reviewers and I’ve never discussed or read a comic like this before. I’m not sure I will, ever again. At least until the next Menton/ Ghanbari series is commissioned.
Monocyte #4 gets a 10/10. Continue reading
Filed under: Comic Reviews, Indie Comics | Tags: comedy, craigcollins, horror, ianlaurie, khakishorts, Scottish, smallpress, wasted
I had no idea just how many laughs Craig Collins has given me over the past few years until I opened this delightful little paper bound offering. If you too have enjoyed Khaki Shorts, Wasted and like then it’s almost certain he’s made you chuckle or boke. Possibly both. Continue reading