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THE ISSUE: Fanzines BozCon and the Smallest Press of All

THE ISSUE: Fanzines, BozCon and the Smallest Press of All

They asked about how to become professionals. Putting the 'Small' in Small Press While there were cruder efforts for many years prior, the true beginnings of what we today would recognize as the "fanzine" era are in 1869, with the introduction of the Novelty Printing Press I've attached some catalog pics and pricing from 1875 As you[...]

Kickstarter Wants to Promote Your Small Press Comic in September

Kickstarter Wants to Promote Your Small Press Comic in September

Crowdfunding site Kickstarter wants you to submit your small press comics for a special promotion this September, coinciding with Small Press Expo Kickstarter is sponsoring the Expo's Ignatz Awards for small press comics, and they're inviting submissions to be featured in a "Small Press Spotlight" on their website Any small press comic or zine launched[...]

Untethered #1 Review: An Interesting Story with Plenty of Promise

Untethered #1 Review: An Interesting Story with Plenty of Promise

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Untethered #1 is a independent small press comic from Umar Ditta, Elliot Balson, Mike Maynard, and Robin Jones that centres on the tale of a genie that has found itself bound to a drunken homeless man named Frank in Edinburgh.[caption id="attachment_758501" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Untethered #1 cover by Iain Laurie and Elliot Balson[/caption]The premise itself is[...]

Wired Up Wrong Review: Best Book of the Year

Wired Up Wrong Review: Best Book of the Year?

There's a strong vein of cartoonists running through mainstream comics now, and poaching from small press is a tried and tested method of ensuring quality periodicals I suppose this is as good a place to guiltily admit that I've not yet read Artificial Flowers (Rachael's book out on Avery Press), which would probably go a[...]

Cadavers #1 Review: An Interesting And Relevant New Concept

Cadavers #1 Review: An Interesting And Relevant New Concept

It is remarkably on point for this day and age with certain political elements talking about walls and wanting to demonise whole classes and types of people as enemies.Also, the back matter adds an intriguing element of backstory loosely hinted at in the main comic that could really lead to some interesting play later.[caption id="attachment_695793"[...]

Vanguard &#8211 British Superheroes to Save the Day

Vanguard – British Superheroes to Save the Day!

By Joe Glass Dan Butcher, creator and artist of UK webcomic series Vanguard, has put together a collected edition of his British superheroes series. Set in the near future, Vanguard features a small team of genetically-engineered super-humans who are employed by the British government at home and abroad to protect the nation's interests. Set mainly […]

YouTuber Neil McNeil Has Just Released His First Comic

YouTuber Neil McNeil Has Just Released His First Comic

In my over seven years working as a self-published, small press comics creator and heading out to shows and seeing the books of colleagues and contemporaries, The Super Improbability of Marcus Egan's Heartbreak is an incredibly strong start.The story is great, the art is fun and clear, and overall thematically it feels like a Scott[...]

Bring on the Little Terrors

Bring on the Little Terrors

By Joe Glass Little Terrors: Desiccated Youth is the first collection from creators Jon Scrivens, Brett Uren and Patrick Cline. Set in the UK in a sleepy town post-apocalypse, at first you'd think there's nothing new or original with the set up. In a comics landscape where one of the most popular and well known […]

Kingdom Bum Six Years From Small Press To&#8230 Slightly Bigger Press

Kingdom Bum, Six Years From Small Press To… Slightly Bigger Press

On Monday June 27th, 2011, Adam Wollett wrote on the Kingdom Bum blog, "I've got an idea — imagine Lord of the Flies, but with bums." That's how this all started. About two years ago I uttered that simple sentence to my good friend Rick Marshall. What followed turned out to be a whirlwind collaboration […]

Comic-Con International Hands APE Back To Dan Vado

Comic-Con International Hands APE Back To Dan Vado

Vendors at APE, the Alternative Press Expo starting toay, report that they have just signed a waiver so that the show can pass their details on to Slave Labor Graphics' Dan Vado. Why? Well, APE is a comic con founded by Dan Vado in 1994, though Comic-Con International, the owners of San Diego Comic Con […]

Help Get The Thunder Rolling For Small Press Expo

Help Get The Thunder Rolling For Small Press Expo

Small Press Expo, the premier small publishing comic show in the USA, is coming up September 13th and 14th in Bethesda Maryland, and each year brings out the best of art comics and indie comics to celebrate the medium and keep the comics community thriving. Tickets are always reasonable for the Expo, making it very friendly[...]

San Diego Comic Con &#8211 The Small Press And The Slow Burn

San Diego Comic Con – The Small Press And The Slow Burn

Mike Heffron writes,For the first time in a decade, I have my own small press table to sell my own comic books, my blood, sweat and tears.  But to be completely frank, I know you don't care.At Comic-Con, everyone knows it's  no longer about the sequential art It's everything around comics: the movies, the TV[...]


Meet 2D Cloud Purveyor of Disturbing Comics

Meet 2D Cloud, Purveyor of Disturbing Comics

Recent books published by 2D Cloud are not disturbing in the blood-and-guts sense that you might expect from The Walking Dead TV show, but nevertheless, they are disturbing in a modern, spare, way that builds on contrasting elements of myth, imagination, and disjointed aspects of modern life. The titles are varied, as are the styles […]

MCM Scotland Sees Small Press Comics Creators Inundated With Interest

MCM Scotland Sees Small Press Comics Creators Inundated With Interest

In London, Emma Vieceli developed its Comics Village concept which has been repeated across multiple conventions which has reached out to the small press, concentrated them in an area and brought in a few big names to circle them But compared to Kapow, Thought Bubble, Cardiff Comic Con and London Super Con, the big name[...]



Almost A Hundred Photos Of Small Press Booths At San Diego Comic Con 2013

Almost A Hundred Photos Of Small Press Booths At San Diego Comic Con 2013

It's one of the hearts and souls of San Diego Comic Con, and indeed many comic book conventions, the small press publisher's pavilion, where comic book folks, and other associated products, are making a go of it, selling their comics, their spin off items, their doodads and their dreams Here's a series of often unposed,[...]


Welcome To Thunder Brother: Soap Division

Welcome To Thunder Brother: Soap Division

Paul Rainey has been self publishing his comics since the nineties, reaching a height of awareness with his Memory Man book. But he never got grabbed by a major publisher, whether than be Jonathan Cape or Marvel Comics. He just found new comics to write and draw. His latest is Thunder Brother: Soap Division, a comic […]