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In Review: When Life Hands You Lemons, Check For Lymes

When Life Hands You Lemons, Check For Lymes - Cover

  Created by Phil Gerigscott The Story: This is not the norm. Let’s start there shall we? Listen up at the back? This is not a comic full of crashes and bangs, bows and arrows or even rock bands. This is about a guy called Phil. He has a fairly standard life, a partner who loves him and he intends ... Read More »

In Review: Purity Ring #1

Purity Ring - Cover

Author: John Farman Pencils: Rodolfo Ezequiel Inks: Cristian Sauret and Juan Hernandez Publisher: Vital Publishing Do you realise how hard it is to write a review without adding in spoilers? I’ll do my best… When most of us hear the phrase Purity Ring, we are transported to the world of Middle America where prom queen cheerleaders and athletic American Football ... Read More »

In Review: Papercuts and Inkstains Issue 2

Papercuts & Inkstains #2 - Cast Adrift

Publisher: Madius Comics Out: Now It was great to see a quick follow up on the first issue of this anthology by the people at Madius Comics. Issue 2 is a step up in quality and presents three excellent short stories in this horror/comedy anthology series. Papercuts & Inkstains mixes elements of horror, science fiction, humour and the slightly absurd, and ... Read More »

In Review: Vietnam Zombie Holocaust #2

Vietnam Zombie Holocaust #2 - Cover

Writer: George Lennox Art: James Devlin Lettering: Colin Bell Publisher: Cult Empire Out: Now The Book:After the US Government creates and releases zombie soldiers into the jungles of Vietnam in an attempt to bring the war to an end, things quickly get out of control as they infect anything living with their ‘disease’. Pitted against them are a stranded group of soldiers, ... Read More »

Cup of O – Small Press Reviews

Cup of O - Small Press Reviews

Hello! Two of the three comics I’ve reviewed this month are from the Bristol Comic Con 2014 – where did that one go? Our creative city’s lone convention this year is now the Bristol Comic and Zine Fair in October. There’ll be a lot of comics and a lot of love and a fair amount of cider I shouldn’t wonder. Huzzah!   Eponymous 1  ... Read More »

Photo Review: East London Comics and Arts Festival 2015

The 4th East London Comics and Arts Festival (ELCAF) was held today in the hip East End of London, just off Mare Street between Hackney and Bethnal Green. Spread between two warehouse style venues  it was once again a combination of the cool and the comics. This festival is the brainchild of the ever excellent NoBrow Press and whilst it has ... Read More »

In Review: Outre – Volume 5: Desire

Outre - Volume 5: Desire

  Edited by Glenn Moane and Magnus Aspli Cover by Silvia Carnis Published by Outre Press: www.outrepress.com This is the fifth volume of the excellent anthology from Scandinavia and the desires covered in its theme are many, it be a desire to smoke, become a new and attractive 21st Century man; or just plain get jiggy. This comic, which includes the work ... Read More »

In Review: Doctor Who – Tenth Doctor #11

Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor #11

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #11 Writer: Nick Abadzis Artist: Elena Casagrande Ink Assistant: Michelle Pasta Layout Assistant: Giorgia Sposito Colour: Arianna Florean Publisher:  Titan Comics On Sale: Wednesday 10th June 2015 The Book: New Yorkers Cindy and Gabby have a falling out after Gabby’s homecoming after her recent adventures with the Doctor – as an ancient artefact from the centre of ... Read More »

Creators @ Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo 2015

To tie-in with the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, the University of Sunderland held a free comics event entitled Wonderlands on Saturday 30 May 2015. Based in the university’s £12m sport and social facility CitySpace, a bright, spacious building, Wonderlands ran two separate streams of talks and workshops alongside a ‘Publisher’s ... Read More »

Photo Review: Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo 2015

To tie-in with the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Alice In Wonderland, the University of Sunderland held a free comics event entitled Wonderlands on Saturday 30 May 2015. Subtitled as a UK Graphic Novel Expo, Wonderlands was never intended to be “comic-con”, whatever that now all-encompassing term may mean to people, but rather to be something ... Read More »

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