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Comic creators, a bar – and a Music Festival in Liverpool? Sounds like a great combination!

Craft Comic Festival 2017

Ace Liverpool-based comic creators Tom Ward (writer and creator of MERRICK: The Sensational Elephant Man, co-creator of Doc Dino) and Chris Welsh (creator of Wart and the horror anthology The Grime) are running a little tester comic event out of a bar at the end of this month, in conjunction with a local music festival. The free Craft Comic Festival is part of the weekend’s ... Read More »

Last few days to back a bumper comics collection from Madius Comics, collecting “Papercuts and Inkstains” – in colour

Papercuts and Inkstains Collected -Cover

There are just a few more days to go to back the Kickstarter appeal for Paperbacks and Inkstains – The Collected Papercuts and Inkstains from Madius Comics, a 200 page-plus book of strips we’ve enthused about here on downthetubes – but this time out, published in colour, edited by Rob Jones and Mike Sambrook. The Madius Comics team are hoping to ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: Madius Comics shakes up the latest Papercuts & Inkstains (#6)

Papercuts & Inkstains #6 - The Profits of Doom

There’s something strange, in your neighbourhood, who’s to blame? Probably the smashing independent comics publisher Madius Comics, who are back with another spine-busting, game-changing, fist-pumping mega issue of Papercuts & Inkstains, wrapped in cover by Angela Sprecher, who has conjured up a nostalgic tornado-uppercut of eyebrow-raising magnitude. Just look at the thing! You can almost hear the rewinding of VHS tapes from just ... Read More »

Creators @ Thought Bubble 2015: Part 2 – Small Press

The ninth annual Thought Bubble Festival took place in Leeds over the week of 9-15 November 2015, however it is the huge two-day comic convention over the weekend of 14-15 November that the vast majority of punters and creators think of when “Thought Bubble” is mentioned. Antony Esmond has already reviewed this year’s Thought Bubble here on downthetubes, as has ... Read More »

Awesome Comic Podcast Episode 17 Hallowe’en Special: Redshift Press

Redshift Press Logo

Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher and Tony Esmond are joined by the guys from Redshift Press this week for their latest and hugely-popular small press podcast. Chris Sides and Chris Travell are marking out a big old creepy cave in the area of horror comics and chat it up in the pod’s Halloween Special, which offers a real insight into what is ... Read More »

Awesome Comics Podcast spotlights Rob Jones and Madius Comics

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 13: Rob Jones

The latest episode of the Awesome Comics Podcast features Rob Jones, one of the evil geniuses behind new small press publisher Madius Comics, who joins Vince Hunt, Dan Butcher and Tony Esmond to talk about their current and upcoming titles, the amazing crop of creators he’s worked with, what its like to publish a bazillion titles at once, lettering comics and so ... 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 »

Preview: Papercuts and Inkstains – Issue 1

Papercuts and Inkstains #1 - Cover

  New indie publisher Madius Comics  – “the home of quirky, questioning, weird and wonderful comics” – have completed work on the first issue of a horror and humour anthology Papercuts and Inkstains, which will be on sale soon via their online store along with their other initial titles: 50 Signal by writer/artist Nick Gonzo (Punk Rock Apocalypse, Harvey Spig), a ... Read More »

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