The State of Independents Yearbook 2020 in the works from ComicScene and Pipedream Comics

ComicScene Magazine has announced they’re launching a one off special to support independent comic creators next month – The State of Independents Yearbook 2020, working in partnership with digital comic news site Pipedream Comics.

ComicScene has been supporting small press and indie creators over the last two years, sharing their work on newsstands in the UK and overseas. The team have been amazed by the range and quality of what is being created, making this an exciting time for comic books.

During the Coronavirus Pandemic crisis they have also launched their online Comic Creators Directory, as well as opening an online store for titles and sharing free indie comics too.

Now, working with Pipedream Comics, ComicScene is releaseing The State of Independents Yearbook 2020, a one off special celebrating the small press and indie creators and comics.

The magazine features reviews of the best in small press and indie comics, articles on Comic Conventions and the comic community, indepth articles on publishers and creators. If you’re a fan of indie and small press titles or simply want to know more about the sector, it sounds like this will be a useful reference work.

Articles include guides to creating great first issues – and writing a second great issues – and featured publishers include Europe Comics, Coin Op Books, Madius Comics, Sassafras Press, Labrat Comics, Flying Eye Books, Short Box Comics, Restless Eyeball Press, BHP Comics, Catfood Comics, TKO, Never Ever Press, Wine and Zine, ComixTribe, Tacu Tintu Press, Vault Comics, Hotel Fred Press, Avery Hill, Nobrow, Comixology, Breakdown Press, Witchworld, IDW, Rebellion, Caliber Comics, FBF Productions, Good Comics, Starside, Improper Books, Scout Comics, Frontier Comics, Cabal Comics, Hotel Fred Press, Unbound, Big Punch Studios, Grenade Studios, Futurequake, Humanoids, Alfred A Knopf Books, Time Bomb, Action Lab, Self Made Hero and more.

“Everyone ordering this publication will also be sent a free copy of the 320 page ComicScene Annual,” says ComicScene publisher Tony Foster, “an anthology of some great comics, and the magazine will have some new surprises too. Don’t miss it!”

• The print edition of the The State of Independents Yearbook 2020 will be released on 21st May and digital edition slightly earlier, on 1st May. This special will only be available by mail order and you can pre-order it here – or via www.getmycomics.com/comicscene

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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