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Cup of O – Avery Hill Publishing

Avery Hill Summer Party - Simon Moreton, EdieOP & Gill Hatcher (below) - David White, Avery Hill's Printer, who I cannot find a name for, Owen D. Pomery & Ricky Miller (Above)

    A good few months ago now I went to a fantabulous launch event at the everglorious Orbital Comics in London for independent publishers Avery Hill. Their books are uniformly beautiful and the event was as enjoyable as it was incredibly bloody warm. I managed to chinwag with the Avery Hill bosshogs David White & Ricky Miller and even ... Read More »

In Review: Saltire – Annihilation Part 1

Annihilation Part 1, the second book of the Saltire series bodes well for Diamond Steel Comics. The choice of Claire Roe as an artist with colouring by Lauren Knight sits better with a story that has strong influences of Hellenic and Celtic mythology than the art of Gary Welsh and Tone Julskjaer. This is not a criticism of the first ... Read More »

In Review – Last Days of Nobodies: Wheatfields After the Rain

Last Days of Nobodies: Wheatfields After the Rain - Sample Image

    Written and Drawn by Mike Medaglia Published by Avery Hill Publishing The Book: A comic about the last days of Vincent Van Gogh – the first of a series of three books looking at artists who have died in obscurity. The Review: Just published by Avery Hill Hill Publishing as a limited run of 100 signed and numbered copies, as soon as I read the digital preview ... Read More »

Convention Report – MCM London Comic Con October 2014

MCM London Comic Con - October 2014

    Ah. MCM Expos. What a pickle. We hardcore comics fans feel bad in our gut if we don’t support the industry but come over all They Live with shades on at the actual reality of the event. This year is a bit different for me as I have come here to report for the mighty downthetubes. ‘Stay Positive’ is ... Read More »

Creators @ Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2014: Part 2

This is the continuation of our round-up of some of the creators who were appearing at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal over the weekend of 17-19 October 2014. The first part is here and this final part will cover, in no particular order, some of the creators appearing in the Comics Clock Tower (above). One of my ... Read More »

Leamington Comic Con: The Shock of the New

Leamington Comic Con Logo 2014

  Report by Steve Tanner from Time Bomb Comics Well, this weekend was a revelation. It was probably one of the busiest comic-themed weekends of the year, what with the comics cognoscenti heading en masse to the second Lakes International Comic Art Festival up in Kendal and the winter London Film and Comic Con attracting the cosplayers and autograph hunters ... Read More »

In Review – Stalkerville

Stalkerville Cover

  Written and drawn by Vincent Hunt Warning: This review is not for the sqeamish or under 18s! You Have Been Warned You know when you come back from holiday and you are back at work for that first day? Dreadful isn’t it. Feel like calling in sick don’t you? I can tell you what you do need. You need ... Read More »

Creators @ Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2014: Part 1

‘Welcoming’ is a good description of the second Lakes International Comic Art Festival held over the weekend of 17-19 October 2014 in Kendal in the Lake District. After the inaugural festival last year had proven popular, this year everything seemed to be ‘more’ – more guests, more sellers, more red-shirted volunteers, more exhibitions, more workshops, more talks, more tie-in shop ... Read More »

In Review – GoodCopBad Cop – Casebook 2

GoodCopBadCop #2 - ID Badges

  To Be Published by Rough Cut Comics (on sale at ThoughtBubble 2014) Edited by Ed Murphy Cover by Joel Carpenter The Book: This 68-page book published by Rough Cut Comics continues on from the award-winning Casebook Issue One – a modern crime twist on Jekyll and Hyde, where the ‘Good Cop’ and the ‘Bad Cop’ are the same person. ... Read More »

In Review: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival – The First Timer’s View

Lakes International Comic Art Festival out side the Brewery Arts Centre. Photo: Tim Murray

(Updated with photos: 21 Oct 2014) I didn’t manage to get to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival when it started up last year so it was on my ‘to do’ list for this year. I was born in Cumbria and lived in Kendal for a few years and I’m a lifelong comics fan so to have a comics event in a ... Read More »

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