GOOF! Comic #6 cover by Marc Jackson

Digital anthology comic GOOF! to go on hiatus in June – but what a ride it’s been!

Digitally-distributed comics offer many opportunities for creators, not least of them a global audience, minimal distribution costs and the opportunity to creatively push the comic’s form in new ways impossible on paper. But with those opportunities come the problems of making your voice heard in an ocean full of competing talent, as artist Marc Jackson, publisher of the the subscription-based anthology GOOF! has discovered, and recounts here, as the project prepares to go on hiatus…Continue reading Digital anthology comic GOOF! to go on hiatus in June – but what a ride it’s been!

First Manchester Comic and Reading Festival announced for August 2018

The first Manchester Comic and Reading Festival (MCR for short) will take place on 18th August 2018, Taking place at Manchester Central Library, right in the heart of Manchester, with a bee mascot designed by Joe Matthews, this will be a free event with free tables for small press, an occasion with three programs strandsContinue reading First Manchester Comic and Reading Festival announced for August 2018

LICAF 2016 - Comics Clock Tower

2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Date Announced, Sergio Aragonés First Guest

The dates for next year’s annual Lakes International Comic Art Festival have been announced after its 2016 event proved a massive success once again at the weekend, attracting both comic creators and fans from around the globe. Visitor numbers were up again, with ticket sales higher than last year for the many ticketed events. The Festival’sContinue reading 2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Date Announced, Sergio Aragonés First Guest

In Review: A Christmas Carol by Joe Matthews and Dave McCluskey

While it’s never too soon for Christmas for some I’m definitely in the don’t bother with it until December camp. But for once, I was delighted when I got an ‘early present’… This utterly charming retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by Joe Matthews, told in verse by Dave McCluskey, which dropped through myContinue reading In Review: A Christmas Carol by Joe Matthews and Dave McCluskey

A modern look to Ken Reid's popular character Faceache, by Joe Matthews.

Creating Comics: Could Rebellion Bring Back Buster?

The news that 2000AD and Judge Dredd Meagzine publisher Rebellion has bought Egmont’s classic comic archive certainly gotten a lot of comics fans into a frenzy, with many creators already brushing up their pitches for all-new takes on adventures characters such as THUNDER comic’s Adam Eterno, Action‘s Dredger and others. But might a revival of Fleetway EditionsContinue reading Creating Comics: Could Rebellion Bring Back Buster?