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By Mark Clapham on 02 April 2012 Comments Off

We talk to Matt Wilson, writer of Copernicus Jones and co-presenter of the War Rocket Ajax podcast about robot noir, Doctor Doom and his new book, The Supervillain Handbook.

By Eddie Robson on 09 March 2011 Comments Off

Asterisk introduces Obelisk to his girlfriend.

By Eddie Robson on 16 February 2011 1 COMMENT

Obelisk ponders Asterisk’s inevitable obsoletion.

By Eddie Robson on 08 February 2011 2 COMMENTS

Another instalment in the lives of our dynamic duo.

By Eddie Robson on 01 February 2011 Comments Off

The debut of a thrilling, all-action comic strip.

By Eddie Robson on 17 June 2010 2 COMMENTS

Something different this Thursday – our first webcomic. Younger Looking Flesh was written by Eddie Robson and drawn by Ant Mercer, both of the Lancaster creative mafia.
There’s not a huge amount to say about the creative process. It’s about zombies and it’s only two pages long. Just read it. Click here.

By Timothy Waastermann on 07 June 2010 Comments Off

In another moment of scheduling genius, ‘The Loneliest Astronauts’ is the second web-strip offering a twist on the ‘mismatched roommates’ concept I’ve recommended in a fortnight.
Steve and Dan are survivors of a lost space exploration mission, stranded on an alien planet with, seemingly, plenty of supplies but no-one to talk to about each other. Which [...]

By Timothy Waastermann on 01 June 2010 Comments Off

Bernie Hou’s entirely unofficial webcomic ‘Alien Loves Predator’ is the best use of the two monsters in many years.

By Timothy Waastermann on 10 May 2010 1 COMMENT

It shouldn’t really be possible to make something as universal as stick figures your trademark, but I’ve been reading Randall Munroe’s ‘xkcd’ for so long that when I see someone else doing stick figures, I now automatically consider them to be pastiching ‘xkcd’.

By Timothy Waastermann on 26 April 2010 1 COMMENT

You’ve doubtless heard of ‘Penny Arcade’, and may well know the basics: videogame based webcomic by Jerry Holkins (writer, aka Tycho) and Mike Krahulik (artist, aka Gabe); undoubtedly the most successful webstrip in the short history of the medium; vast empire of spin-off projects including a game, a convention and a charity; creators currently riding high on the ‘Time’ most influential people list.

By Timothy Waastermann on 19 April 2010 1 COMMENT

I’m not sure whether Kevin Church is the first person to treat writing webcomics as a career where you can work in a number of different genres with different talent at once, rather than grabbing an over-arching brand name for your gag strip, seizing the URL and then hammering any idea you have into your [...]

By Timothy Waastermann on 06 April 2010 1 COMMENT

Writers Chris Sims and Chad Bowers create the kind of stories a sugared-up nine year old would come out with. A vampire skateboarding detective, a hero who is all the classic monsters at once… in the words of Frasier Crane, the Action Age comics ask ‘if less is more, how much more would more be?’
It’s [...]

By Timothy Waastermann on 31 March 2010 1 COMMENT

Work. It’s everywhere, threatening to consume the lives of those innocents in its path.

Thankfully the Time Waster is here, waging a one man war against productivity, providing recommendations for ways of blowing whole hours on the internet.

By Mark Clapham on 28 November 2009 Comments Off

Self-published comics are a long game…

By Mark Clapham on 10 November 2007 Comments Off

Dark Horse has collected Nicholas Gurewitch’s ‘Perry Bible Fellowship’ strips into this gorgeous hardcover…

By Mark Clapham on 21 January 2006 Comments Off

This tagline is about as long as the actual review…