Independent comics creator and publisher Brett Uren has just launched the Kickstarter for Torsobear: Back on the Blocks – the third and final volume of the much-praised cartoon noir comic book about toy-on-toy crime in a fantastic city of playthings, created by Brett with many fantastic contributing writers and artists. “What Torsobear does magnificently is transplant the worldContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: TorsoBear – The Final Chapter
Comics creator and publisher Brett Uren argues for the need for alternative distribution methods for independent comics into comic shops, outside of US market leader Diamond Distributors – and how, with some caveats, Kickstarter is proving a game changer… Talk to a longtime US comics fan or collector for long enough, and you’ll probably get ontoContinue reading Creating Comics Guest Post: Is the Shine Coming Off Diamond?
Brett Uren, the creator of the acclaimed Torsobear project, has re-launched his bid for funding a second volume of stories on Kickstarter, his enthusiasm undimmed after an ambitious bid to secure £13,500 earlier in the year fell short of target, despite the incredible line-up of talent involved. Torsobear: All Stitched Up is the second volume ofContinue reading TorsoBear – Back in the Game with new Kickstarter target
On Saturday morning at about 11.00am, I was sat on a packed Docklands Light Railway train on my way to The Excel Centre at Custom House in London’s industrial East End for the MCM Expo London Comic Con Summer event. The carriage was full of the cosplay Alumni. I was sitting next to aContinue reading In Photos: A Day in Comics Village at MCM Expo London Comic Con
Continuing a month of shows about creators whose work sits in the middle ground between ‘mainstream’ and independent comics on Britain’s only over the air regular show about comics, Alex Fitch talks to creator Brett Uren about his graphic novel series TorsoBear, a noir-inspired anthology featuring a bear and a wooden policeman investigating crimes in Toyburg. As ourContinue reading Panel Borders: TorsoBear, Cogs & Claws