Written and Drawn by Geoff Goss
Researchers at London South Bank University and Manchester Metropolitan University have been investigating how different mammals use their whiskers for a decade. The research is multidisciplinary, in the sense that the author is from an engineering background, whilst the other investigators are based in the biological sciences. The author's speciality is on the nonlinear mechanics of long slender objects - rods, cables, beams. He applied that to whiskers. Many challenges emerge -- how to model them mathematically, how they work, what signals go to the brain, and why some creatures have them and others do not. But he likes animals more than he likes engineering! He also likes drawing and painting. So this comic came out of many years of theoretical research into whiskers. He found that once you open the door into whisker world, you find many other doors to open and he hopes this little book conveys something of that adventure. Hope you enjoy it.
Written by James Vincent
Drawn by Willem Hampson
Private Detective Joseph Flood spends more of his time in cocktail bars than he spends working on cases. Flood leaves most of his day-to-day work to his holographic digital avatar, Joe. Everyone in this future version of China has a Holo to help maximise their work productivity - in fact, its illegal not to have one. However, this doesnt stop a growing underground movement of people from wanting to disconnect from these ultra-efficient and idealised digital versions of themselves.
James is a Barcelona-based writer originally from London. His fiction and non-fiction have been featured in online publications, Shelf Heroes, In Shades Magazine, and White Rabbit Books-affiliated The Social Gathering. He is also an award-winning screenwriter. Influencers Anonymous - a multi-award- winning short film he wrote and produced in 2019, has been an official selection at over a dozen international film festivals, with the screenplay winning several in-competition awards.
Willem Hampson is an artist based in London. His illustration work has been commissioned by the likes of Wizards of the Coast, The Guardian, The Royal West of England Academy and various other cultural and historical publications. His comics debut was a short biopic piece on the English poet, Thomas Chatterton, made in collaboration with writer, ILYA, and published by Bristol Ideas for their 2020 A Poetic City festival. Willem has since had a number of comics projects in development. The Holos is his first collaboration with James Vincent.
Follow Willem right HERE
Written by Om Lekha
Drawn by Blinky4
Reason and religion are locked in struggle, grappling like giants in the human mind. Genomics, theocracy, fundamentalism, technocratic absolutism, intelligent design, social engineering, war, terror, factories, battlefields, birth, death, belief, proof: the flames rage. The human story is entwined with the fevered religious imagination, just as it is compelled by the staggering discoveries
of science and technology.
So where are comic books in all this? From the mind of visionary ideologue Om Lekha and the pen of master illuminator Blinky 4 comes
their first comic book collaboration, The Selfish Dream.
A journey through the life and times of one of the foremost public intellectuals of our time, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins; a journey to the end of life, and beyond, far beyond...
Through bold storytelling and fine draftsmanship, The Selfish Dream recalls British golden age comics like the Beano and Dandy while taking on the biological determinist account of life itself through its most powerful advocate. Dawkins' life is shown through his own terms of reference, a simple tale of the biological everyman, from conception to death. A death that introduces you, dear reader, to the world of a mysterious protagonist who will take you on a new journey through the half-remembered scenes of our cultural dreamscape - gothic horror, grand guignol, Hitchcockian mystery, Hergé's clear line style and Charles Burns' dark pool style, Kubrick's glassy reserve and the pantheistic sublime - to descend rapidly through the tangled roots of the magical imagination and into the psychosexual prometheanism that fires the human mind. Like the frozen ecstasy of a hidden frieze on some lost temple in the tantric jungle.
Tis a good old yarn that inexorably pulls you into the workings behind the world, the wiring beneath
the floorboards. Really, all this in one comic? Read it and discover!
The Selfish Dream a cosmic trigger disguised as a comic book
The Selfish Dream a pop cultural Bull issued by a Gnostic pope
The Selfish Dream NO WAR BUT THE MEME WAR!
Om Lekha is composer of the meme-symphony MOUNTAINS OF FLAME AT THE EDGE OF A GREY DESERT. Available in inverse order via https://linktr.ee/OmLekha
You can find him HERE
Written & Drawn by Peter Dobbin
Beautiful illustrations and exciting adventure stories to explain the history and diversity of different cultures from all around the world.
Mythical Monsters Stories is a graphic novel/Encyclopaedia which takes different mythical creatures from around the world and examines their backgrounds and cultures. Each creature has a short and exciting graphic novel adventure too.
Peter has written 40 short stories featuring monsters such as the Troll, Basilisk and the Azure Dragon; "I've really enjoyed writing stories that explore different cultures, morality tales and comments on the environment. I studied individual mythical monsters and then wrote entertaining and dramatic short stories."
You can read all about Peter's book HERE
Kickstarter for issue #2 of Spirit Tracers now live HERE
Out beyond the Yellow and Blue galaxies on the edge of space, lies an area called the Outer Extremity: a densely populated region where bad energy thrives. Every dark idea or action finds its way here.
This entire mass has plans to expand its tentacles of form across the whole of the Crystal Star System, and to weaken it by formulating a triangle of terror by infecting two individuals named Tetra and Rafflesia to initially help with the dirty work.
Our epic story begins at Crystal City where an impending disaster is a hairs breadth away from causing havoc. For a chosen few there is a slight glimmer of hope, below ground, where a motorised crystal pod is waiting to hopefully whisk some of them away to a safer haven.
As the story progresses, we find that fate has an unusual way of playing out and calling the shots.
There is a magical realm where spirit tracing exists and contact is made to unborn youngsters who travel to this special place, where they are trained, some of whom become guardian angels who help good energy to thrive around a planets force field, acting as a grid of light. Their main role is to stop the fallen angels work of the Hellish Root Triangle, who intends to weaken a planets outer sphere and then wipe out several of them, as they feel the universe is too cluttered.
Having already annihilated planet Touros in another part of the galaxy, they have planet Gaia on their radar next, which promotes extraordinarily strong energy.
Walk through the London of our minds, along the cracked pavements, through bedrooms and time, tracing the Thames all the way to a chickens revenge.
Reporting from inside the M25, 12 artists who met at the Graphic Narratives course at the Royal Drawing School in 2021, explore different facets of their London experience in this versatile collection.
Published by @beforehandpublishing , with contributions from @_r_a_f_t_, @groupcritpowerdynamics, @jenniferleighblaine, @le__blue, @louisehreynolds, @olapiktus, @cassidyray, @thebookofsarahlightman, @shanapoly, @theochaudoir, @tomcubitt
Written by Henry Chebaane
Drawn by Stephen Baskerville
Alex Campbell is a Canadian musician struggling with a conflicted identity, a tragic past and repressed supernatural abilities.
Orphaned at a young age, life was never easy on her and is about to get a lot worse. Alex is a primed time bomb in search of a fuse.
Following the inheritance of a decaying 19th century London house from a mysterious ancestor, she moves to Camden, hoping for a new life and a better future.
Soon, her renovation plans are being undermined by agents of a shadowy corporation with ancient roots and a malevolent agenda.
While resisting their increasingly hostile actions, Alex makes some shocking discoveries about her past, her family and herself that changes her grip on reality.
The hostilities soon escalate into violent confrontations, unveiling a doomsday supremacist conspiracy, hidden under the surface of two London cities, England and Ontario.
Its just a question of time before it spreads across the world. Alex is the only one who can stand in their way.
If she makes it in time.
TIMES OF LONDON, the debut novel of artist and designer Henry Chebaane, from his trilogy THE PANHARMONION CHRONICLES, is a gritty thriller that grapples
with philosophical questions about the nature of time, reality, and identity.Masterfully illustrated by veteran graphic artist Stephen Baskerville (Spider-man, Transformers, Judge Dredd, Doctor Who),
the heady blend of science-fiction, horror and alternative history is spliced through with occasional hints of wry humour, pop culture and homage to music lovers of all genres.
This beautiful 196-page soft cover book, published by Supanova Media has been printed in England in oversized format on premium silk paper.
For more informations about this unique graphic novel click HERE
Cuddles A Last Chance Crime
StoryWriter and Letterer Jed McPherson Artist Marco PeruginiColourist ShanBennion
Cuddleslife aint too difficult. Hes got a cushy job collecting protection money for a local crime boss. But after hes partnered up with the boss son things start to go sideways. First,he finds out that his partner has been skimming off the top and then, even worse,the FBI are hot on their trail.
Cuddles quickly finds that he has to play all sides against each other in order to survive. Cuddlesis a story of divided loyalty and self-preservation. Its about trying to do the right thing when youve spent your entire life doing the opposite. Its about survival and what that can end up costing you.
32 page -Full colourComic
Jed McPherson is a comic writer. Hes mostly known for Deadbeat: a neo noir thriller about a deatbeat dad trying to reconnect with his daughter through armed robbery. He also wrote Jacob - a serial killer comic which he assures us is 100% not autobiographical.
But he doesnt just write crime comics hes also worked on The Show a deranged reality-tv satire kind of like the Truman Show as envisaged by Hunter S. Thompson.
You can find him HERE. There are comics there youll probably like it.
Marco Perugini is an illustrator. Hes worked for companies including Nokia, Fox, D&G, IBM, Iveco and RAI.
His comics work includes Morgan Lost for italian publisher Sergio Bonelli, and Black Cotton for Scout Comics. Hes also worked with international publishers, including Evoluzione Publishing and Heavy Metal.
Official website here http://www.centrifuga.net/
Aside from colouring Cuddles, Shan Bennion mostly works freelance whilst working on their original concepts, all of which lean heavily into sci-fi/fantasy and thriller genres. They are currently working on an original graphic novel called If We Shadows.
Official website here https://anonbeadraws.tumblr.com/
Written & Drawn by Manon Wright
Children of the Earth and Sky is a short story about an enigmatic ritual from the perspective of children living in two mirror societies. A traditional nomadic one set firmly on the ground and a hidden industrialised city floating 5,000 meters above them in the sky.
An assured debut; a tale of how one historical catalyst resulted in parallel cultural development that is thought-provoking and raises so many interesting questions for the reader to consider. A remarkably confident first long-form offering Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier 2022
Manon is an illustrator who specialises in publishing design and sequential narratives. Her work can be dreamy and surreal; however, the themes at the heart of each story usually centre around empathy and understanding between people across cultures, classes and lived experiences. Her work has been enriched by an eclectic mix of inspirations, including mythology, folklore, film, politics, philosophy, and the people she's met in her travels.
She won the 2021 Thought Bubble Comics Creator Prize and is one of Broken Frontiers 2022 Six to Watch.
Find her HERE
Written & Drawn by Nick Neocleous
Strange-Weird is an anthology of comic strips by Nick Neocleous. This 1st issue is 52 pages long and contains 7 different strips in a variety of genres. Each story has a beginning, middle and end, no long winded continuous story arcs, just simple fun. An issue 2 is in the works and almost completed.
Nick Neocleous has been around for a very long time. His spot illo's and strips can be found in comic fanzines of the 1970s. He has also done magazine illustrations, trading card art, book covers and a small bit of work for 2000AD. Most notably a 4pg strip in the 1979 Summer Special. If you wish to contact him he can be found on Facebook.
Written by Joshua Spiller
Art by Waugh, Shafi, Racicot
In time, the dinosaurs will be wiped out by a meteor crashing into the Earth. But not this one. Not yet.
Its the age of the dinosaurs, and a strange emerald meteor is hurtling towards the Earth. At the same moment, a boy from the 21st century Zeph mysteriously falls from the sky, into the prehistoric past.
Trapped in this dazzling & dangerous new era, how will he survive? Who is the timid, frightened dinosaur he immediately encounters?
And, perhaps most importantly of all... how will the two of them outwit and defeat the terrifying tyrant of the land: the giant, evil, skeletal T-Rex known as Sina?
There's a lot to love about this comic, from the storytelling to the art <Actinic:Variable Name = 'It'/> shows why indie comics are incredible. Comic Book News UK
Writer Joshua Spiller has previously had comics published by Aces Weekly, ComicScene Magazine and Alterna Comics, and their work has been covered by A Place 2 Hang Your Cape, Comics for the Apocalypse, SciFi4Me TV, Downthetubes, and Indie Comix Dispatch.
They are also the author of a novel a sci-fi thriller entitled The 8th Emotion, of which Alan Moore (Watchmen) wrote: Joshua Spillers striking debut marks the emergence of a fascinating fresh voice, and I urge you to feel it as soon as is possible.
You can check out more of their work here
Written By George Massey
Art by Day Slight
Phase Two is about a boy who wakes up in the afterlife - it isn't heaven, or hell, and it isn't purgatory either. Rather, he's lands in an unexpected place called Phase Two, where he learns that he has an important job to do. This should lead a reader to think 'Is life on earth Phase One? And if so, does something else come after Phase Two?' If that sounds complicated, it's certainly more simple in the comic book. I should add: follow up issues take turns that readers will (as of yet) likely be unable to predict...
Writer George Massey: George has been writing for more years than he cares to admit. He has some paperback books available on amazon, one of them being a collection of twenty short stories. He's written comic books since he was a child, but this is the first time he's collaborated with an artist to bring one to life. He also wrote a short screenplay some years ago that won a screenwriting competition and therefore gained funding from Film London. He collaborated with artists to make the short a two minute animated film, which beat 42 others in competition, was screened at the BFI and placed 2nd in the finals at Bafta (The Bafta cinema that is - not the award ceremony; although the competition was advertised on television's London Tonight.)
Artist Day Slight: Day Slight is a fine artist who previously worked in landscaping design. Designing real life structures lends itself to his art-style in a fairly unique way - i.e, very clean, clear and easy to follow imagery. He's avidly read comic books since he was a child, and doesn't stick to any one art style. If he finds an artist he loves, no matter what style they draw in, he pays attention. Most recently he's been hired to work in animation, doing storyboards and animatics for a popular 3D children's show (though the show is in 3D, his animatics and storyboards are drawn in good old fashioned 2D.)
Follow George and Day for more updates right at their Official Facebook Page
Written by Will O'Mullane
Drawn by Alfie Gallagher @alfiegallaghercreative ,Lane Lloyd @lanedoodlesgood, Edison Neo @neocomicart, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou @hassoe, Jonathan Stevenson @jm_stevenson, Daniel Romero @roomeroart, Clark Bint @clarkbintart, Butch Mapa @butchmapa, Alex Moore @alexmooreillustration
Warning! This comic features:
Sentient caption boxes!
An old guy with a flame thrower!
Ninja Santa Claus!
This two-in-one anthology features stories that range from the comedic and meta, to the hard-boiled and criminal, to some things exisiting in-between.
Will O'Mullane is a writer based in London, UK. He works in communications, and holds an MA in Modern and Contemporary Writing. When not making stuff, he likes to stress about leaving the oven on. You can follow him on @willomullane
Written by Lenny & Jamie
Drawn by Lenny
In a Nebula Far FAR away. Five disregarded sentient fast food snacks get caught up in the aftermath of a post apocalyptic derelict fast food restaurants misadventures.
From cannibal burger brothers to annoying ghost wizards that ruin parties come and join us by grabbing a copy!
Lenny is a doughy mess of a man, mostly found in a dark room alone making things and inhaling way too much resin from toy making. He is a motion graphic designer based in london
Jamie AKA "the mental void" a writer and movie extra actor based in london, currently training in the art of art and more art to give Lenny a helping hand with illustrating our comic!
Visit Lenny's store to support or grab yourself a collectable toy! www.lenfart.com
or follow them @snackpackbunch
Written and Drawn by Claude T C
a high octane improvised adventure, as two absolutely knackered space traversing buds (immortal human, 4 armed alien engineer) are hounded by cyborgs with a really daft name.
Follow Claude on Twitter @captainclaude
Written and Drawn by Tom Wilson
The evil Vanaris is free from his icy tomb! Hellbent on revenge and armed with a plan so fiendish he aims to destroy the gods themselves. The magical stone tablets created by his father make this all the more easy. Although, enemies from far and wide will stop at nothing to attain this power!
There's one thing that no one counted on... THE BANDIT CAT CREW! With their speed, cunning and power will they stand a chance against a would be god?! Only time will tell. Perhaps Vanaris will be the least of their worries.......
From creator Tom Wilson comes "Bandit Cat Crew" combining action, humour, magic, martial arts and supernatural suspense, these adventures will leave you clawing for the next issue!
Tom Wilson is an artist and creator from Manchester in the United Kingdom. Starting
out his career as a street artist, he quickly moved into developing story boards which built a strong passion for comic book art. Using his skill set brought him into teaching children and teenagers with difficult pasts. Allowing them to express themselves through the arts. He now works as a full time artist and self published writer.
"I've always enjoyed writing stories, and applying the strong colourful visuals that I grew up with, what I like to call "the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons!" I have been fortunate to teach and work with a variety of individuals from different walks of life, bringing us all together through the craft of art. I thank everyone that supports my journey as an artist and a writer. I am incredibly grateful, and I hope to expand my catalogue in an industry that is starting to recognise the independent creator. This is an exciting age of new storytellers.... The next generation of comics"
Tom Wilson currently writes two ongoing comic book series BANDIT CAT CREW and VICTOR VAMPS. Both titles under his own publishing house MERAKI COMICS.
Follow him on Instagram @merakicomics86
Written and Drawn by Vik Deluca
The much divided people of Earth find themselves unprepared when a race of alien warlords takes advantage of their shortsighted social and political conflicts to wage global war. The only hope for survival against the ultimate threat from outer space is to look within ourselves.... and hopefully find something weaponsable?!?
A short manga zine squeezed in 8 pages by aspiring writer and artist Vik Deluca (Daydreaming, Abrasive). Support him by purchasing a copy of Unity, all funds will go towards paying his lavishly expensive lifestyle.
Vittorio 'Vik' Deluca is a comic book artist and illutrator based in London, UK. During the day he manages the store you are on right now, during the night he keeps drawing and rewatching episodes of Attack On Titan over and over.
You can grab a copy of Unity and support him on his Instagram @vikdelucacomics
LASERMAN is the World's First Indian-American Superhero.
Created and copyrighted in 1985 by NYC public high school art teacher RAJIVE ANAND when he was just twelve years old, LASERMAN is the story of WILLIAM KHAN, a high school student from Jackson Heights, who, through a technological device, miraculously transformed into PURE ENERGY.
In an epic story of discovery and transformation that spans East and West, our young hero William realizes that he has the ability to travel on any form of communication- as pure energy- at the speed of light. He also fires a laser from his third eye- but at what cost to himself and to the
people he loves?
This comic reads like a classic, echoing the likes of Amazing Fantasy #15, and Rajive is an extremely enthusiastic creator, he brough Laserman to life with all his heart and sweat!
Follow the adventures of Laserman and his creator at lasermancomics.com
Mikey is a f*@k up, always has been. But when his estranged daughter, Laurie, gets back in touch after twenty years of f*@k all he thinks he;s got a second chance. But Laurie doesn't need a dad she just wants a getaway driver."
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Jed McPherson is a comic writer. He's mostly known for Deadbeat: a neo noir thriller about a young woman reuniting with her deadbeat dad through armed robbery. He's also the mind behind Jacob - a serial killer webcomic which he assures us is 100% not autobiographical. But he doesn't just write crime comics he's also worked on The Show - a deranged reality-tv satire kind of like the Truman Show as envisaged by Hunter S. Thompson.
You can find him on his site jedmcpherson.com
There are comics there you'll probably like it.
The simple tale of a boy, his pig and all the horrors of this world.
Tom Blackford works as an illustrator and muralist in London.
His visual influences stem from a childhood immersed in drawing, watching horror movies whilst obsessed with animation and Japanese culture.
As a teenager in the early 90's he was drawn to the rising graffiti scene in London and the freedom of creative expression it offered, allowing him the opportunity to his artwork realised on a large scale.