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

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