Bled Dry

Camp VA07 issue 1.  Writer – James McCulloch, Art – Jonathan Scott, Letters – Rob Jones Comics face a crisis, hell society faces a crisis, so why should comics be left out? No comics have been printed by the ‘big two’ since we entered the coronaverse. Local comics shops have been shut. Free Comics Day became No Comics Day. At a time like this the … Continue reading Bled Dry

Luck be a Lady – A brief history of Shamrock

Reading comics and collecting comics aren’t always synonymous. Some will spend years, decades, a lifetime hunting down runs of comics that they will never read. Why? They are completists, they like the thrill of the chase, the whiff of ancient newsprint and four color nostalgia. The long-sought comic in the back-issue bins, the box of bronze-age heaven that appears one day in a charity shop.  … Continue reading Luck be a Lady – A brief history of Shamrock

Down and Out in Surrey and Chelsea

Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds And there I was, late in life, nursing plans for death and had barely lived, it seemed. Cassandra This week the Comedy Women in Print award for 2020 announced its longlist of nominees with a graphic novel category appearing for the first time. The list could easily double as a shopping list and I may be skipping over to Page … Continue reading Down and Out in Surrey and Chelsea

Days of the Black Dog

Barking by Lucy Sullivan Everyone forgets, once you’re dead…you’re an innocent, no matter how crap a human you might have been. Lucy Sullivan’s graphic novel Barking had a fittingly difficult birth. Published through the Unbound crowd-funding website it faced problems when the initial print run was not up to scratch. Lucy did the difficult but right thing, she had the book reprinted so that it … Continue reading Days of the Black Dog

Home to Roost

Turkey Grove Farms Markosia Comics Writer – William Bienz Art – J.C Grande Colors – Jose David Ocampo / Cover Colors – V. Shane Letters – Adam O. Pruett When Comixology decided to up prices by 66%, just as we were all locked in our houses for an undetermined time I and many others vowed to go elsewhere for our digital comics fix. One great … Continue reading Home to Roost