The frontispiece for the first Widdershins story, which Kate Ashwin launched in October 2011. Art © Kate Ashwin.

Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 43 – Kate Ashwin and Widdershins!

Kate Ashwin, creator of the popular webcomic Widdershins joins the Awesome Comics Podcast gang this week to talk about her brilliant book series. They talk about how the strip came to be, her path to becoming a full time webcomic creator, her influences and so much more. Being a webcomic veteran, she is also aContinue reading Awesome Comics Podcast Episode 43 – Kate Ashwin and Widdershins!

Sainsbury's Comics Section, Lancaster, 19th September 2015

In My View: Why The British Comics Industry is Far From Dead

It’s hard to credit but, strangely, there are some out there who claim the British comics industry is dead, ignoring the huge number of successful independent comics out there and a still-thriving news stand. Now, before anyone comments, I know that many of the comics available in your local supermarket do not include comic stripContinue reading In My View: Why The British Comics Industry is Far From Dead

Chronoctis Express © Aerinn

Creating Comics: The Battle for the Backing of Online Readers

If you follow me on social media, you’ll know I’ve been regularly plugging my SF comic project, Crucible (co-created with Smuzz, lettered by Jim Campbell), which runs on the web comics platform Tapastic and is embedded here on downthetubes as it’s released. It’s been an interesting experience – the Tapastic platform is easy to useContinue reading Creating Comics: The Battle for the Backing of Online Readers

Creators @ Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo 2015

To tie-in with the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, the University of Sunderland held a free comics event entitled Wonderlands on Saturday 30 May 2015. Based in the university’s £12m sport and social facility CitySpace, a bright, spacious building, Wonderlands ran two separate streams of talksContinue reading Creators @ Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo 2015

Widdershins Volume 4: Piece of Cake

Kickstarter success for latest “Widdershins” collection – in just 14 hours

  Comic creator Kate Ashwin is celebrating after her latest Kickstarter  to raise £3500 to fund the newest volume of her Victorian-era adventure stories, Widdershins, reached that goal within 14 hours of going online – even though the campaign will run until 27th August! All of the funding will be going towards print costs, shipping, and Kickstarter fees, but further pledges willContinue reading Kickstarter success for latest “Widdershins” collection – in just 14 hours