I struggle to stay creative in an endless lockdown loop, and read look at two great new sci-fi comics: Rosemary Valero-O’Connell’s Don’t Go Without Me and Genu.
NEWS, REVIEWS, Columns, Features & Interviews
This week I ramble on about depression, Death Stranding, auteurship, creator-owned comics, The Lighthouse, and David Robertson’s Bell Time.
In the first of a new ongoing column format, I explain why I’m quitting writing comic reviews – but why I’ll still be writing about indie comics.
As part of the Titan Comics Blade Runner 2019 blog tour, I ask just why the hell everyone in cyberpunk needs to wear a trench coat.
The final Indie Penance (for now) says farewell with mini-reviews of Glorious Wrestling Alliance, Murder, The Belles, Lonely Dogs Anthology and Herbert West.
This week: The Illuminati Ball, Dodge Danger and Going to the Chapel, Serious Creatures and Geek Girl.
Indie Penance is back from its summer break with Griff Gristle, The Legend of La Mariposa and Daughter of Titan.
Patrik’s delicate inks and watercolours draw us into Crannog’s world with a painstaking attention to detail.
Ben Jelter is crowdfunding physical copies for Plasma Burn, the second volume in his inventive cyberpunk comic, Heliosphere.
Unpredictable and uncategorizable, Meth the Immortal is shaping up to be a really fun series.
Jane Upson looks at manga series based around the subject of bullying.
An effective anti-bullying parable with believable characters and a strong sense of setting.
Bothersome Books is my fledgling publishing imprint, and home to my novels and short stories (home page).
A preview of my upcoming webcomic project, Tomorrow Will Be Worse, and animal rights comic, It Creeps In.
Sci-fi horror short story To See Beyond the Skyglass is out now, for 99p on Kindle, and free on Kobo.
Physical editions of both Fold and Unnatural Men are now available via print-on-demand
Physical copies of Welcome to The Fold and These Unnatural Men are on their way!