Welcome to Indie Penance, the first of a new regular feature, in which I wax lyrical about indie comics and the latest small press releases. Be warned: once rant mode is activated, there is no deactivating it…
The longstanding web series finally gets the treatment it deserves, in Action Lab’s hefty 336-page volume, which contains the limited series, long-running wecomic strip and a gallery of artwork from the series’ talented fans.
Action Lab’s charming, Eisner-nominated all-ages series is a much needed parody of the gender roles played in fairy tales and high fantasy fiction. It’s also very, very funny.
Double Jumpers is an entertaining read and has a lot of heart to counterweigh its adult humour, and I’d love to see these characters in another “adventure,” albeit hopefully one which plays more on the love/hate relationship between games developers and their devoted fans.
Action Lab Comics has certainly upped the ante with its Danger Zone imprint for mature readers, and The Trip is yet another highly polished indie title – a Tales from the Crypt inspired horror tale about a drug which induces lethal hallucinations.
While it isn’t such a big event in the UK as it is in the US, Free Comic Book Day seems to grow in prominence with each passing year, gaining increasing support from artists, celebrity fans and the sort of authority figures who several decades ago would have been calling for the toxic pamphlets to […]