Saloons and Spaceships

The Ignis Quadrant Chapters 0 and 1 Evan Carothers – Writer and Designer, Jezreel Rojales – Artist, Mariam Yasser – Colourist, Justin “Lettersquids” – Letters Comics loves to embrace the cultural zeitgeist. Just look at Marvel in the 70’s and 80’s. There are few successful genres that they did not turn their hand to. Martial arts movies doing well? Get Iron Fist and Shang-Chi out … Continue reading Saloons and Spaceships

Something Fishy

The Shadow Over Innsmouth Part One: Descent Into Innsmouth by Simon Birks, with art by R. H. Stewart, and letters by Lyndon White H.P. Lovecraft is a writer who has made a tremendous impact on popular culture. His influence can be felt in books, games, music, films and of course comics. Among the many comics showing a Lovecraftian influence are Hellboy, Locke and Key and Alan … Continue reading Something Fishy

Look and Learn

The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott  by Zoe Thorogood There are a lot of comics out there, but not always the variety you might expect. I don’t blame creators for picking out the genres that they enjoy or indeed what they know is more likely to sell – autobiography, superheroes, horror. Many of these are great comics, occasionally fantastic comics,  but it can make it … Continue reading Look and Learn

Into the Coronaverse

Quarantine – created by Jordan Thomas Near the beginning of lockdown a friend of mine had just started the process of divorcing her husband, when their entire household had to quarantine for two weeks. In a rom-com world they would have some crazy adventure, rediscover the spark and get back together. In this world they managed to blank each other for the fortnight whilst facebook … Continue reading Into the Coronaverse

Woman Web

Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal There has been a lot of debate about the future of comics. The ‘direct market’ of independent comics shops has been hit hard by covid. The comics selling element of those shops seems to be in decline. The weakness of the pound has made imported Marvel and DC books outlandishly expensive. Readers have switched to waiting for the trade paperback … Continue reading Woman Web