Artistic License

Blat issue 2 by Mat Greaves You know how it goes. You are a deep and culturally attuned person. You love visual art, and comics is the pinnacle of that art. You follow a bunch of artists on their ‘socials’ and you find the same personality clashes, obsessions and weirdness (and flashes of genius) that you find in, well pretty much any other topic. The … Continue reading Artistic License

Drowning in the River of Dreams

In Our Dreams Awake Co-creators John McGuire and Egg Embry Artists Edgar Salazar and Rolands Kalniņš. Letters and book design are by Alexander Lugo  In Our Dreams Awake is an imaginative and often original book that brings the reader into strange worlds, worlds seemingly visited in dreams. Just what, if anything, is real and what belongs to the dreamworld is left open. This is the … Continue reading Drowning in the River of Dreams

Back to Nature

Woodland Creatures volume 2: Wild Souls Cristina Roswell, Fali Ruiz-Dávila, Tomás Aira I reviewed the first volume of Woodland Creatures back in February 2020, when the world was different. The urban fantasy tale of humans lycanthropically linked to giant Amaroq wolves of Inuit legend focused on conflict, both personal and political. The conflict theme continues in the second volume. Our angst ridden anti-hero Calliope returns … Continue reading Back to Nature

Strictly Come Slashing

Final Boy issue 1 Writer & Letterer: Samuel Ethan Carter, Penciler & Inker: Marlon Souza, Colourist: Danilo Leao  Horror comics seem to be super popular in the indie comics world these days. The genre is evergreen and big enough that sub genres are also well represented. Case in point, Final Boy from writer Samuel Ethan Carter, artist Marlon Souza and colourist Danilo Leao which gives … Continue reading Strictly Come Slashing

Monster Power

Nightmare Fuel #1 Nightmare Fuel is written by Fraser Campbell, with art by Norrie Millar, lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, logo design from Faye Stacey and script editing by Heather Palmer.  Published by Cabal Comics As the world faces climate change disaster world leaders are meeting in Glasgow to find a way forward. Big brands are getting in on the act, keen to show that their … Continue reading Monster Power

Robot Soldier Balls Winter Special

Booze Ha Ha Writer: David Robertson. Artist: David Robertson, with 18 short stories drawn respectively by Clio Ding, Zu Dominiak, Ali Hodgson, Rebecca Horner, Asuna Ikeshima, Marc KC, Tim Kelly, Francesca Mancuso, Norrie Millar, Emma Oosterhouse, Neil Paterson, Mike Sedakat, Abi Wye, Pam Wye, and Cherish York. Published by Fred Egg Comics It is always good news when a new book arrives from Fred Egg … Continue reading Robot Soldier Balls Winter Special