Tales of the Future

Mount a Rescue by David Robertson. This book sees the very welcome return of David Robertson’s comics anthology books, with writing by David and art also by the author but featuring several other artists. Mount A Rescue is a bumper Summer Special packed full of exciting features from the Dundonian Harvey Pekar. As ever we have autobiographical content alongside short fictional comics, reflections on pop … Continue reading Tales of the Future

Rain Child

Le Squat by Jude Cowan Montague Sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone. What better way than to move away from the world of inky print to the digital realm of webcomics. Now I have always had a problem with webcomics. I must admit, I see fantastic art, go to check out the webcomic and get lost. A lot of series seem … Continue reading Rain Child

Fear and Tenderness

Rosemary Valero-O’Connell – Don’t Go Without Me I had the great pleasure of reading Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me recently. This much celebrated work is wonderfully written by Mariko Tamaki who manages to convey real emotion through fully realised characters, but with a delicate touch. What makes the book really special is the marriage of words and art – with the perfectly balanced … Continue reading Fear and Tenderness

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

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