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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #30 on: 15 April, 2021, 04:44:10 PM »
I'd also like other Squaxx out there who a reading something we don't regularly shout about to post about the comics.

Accent UK is a good shout - they have been around for a long time and know their business.
(works laptop won't let me visit the site)

The Denton brothers self publish Massacre: For Boys https://www.comicsy.co.uk/massacreforboys/ and I think many of their titles are still available via comicsy, however they are remastering the older strips into a more modern look (relettering and new colour on some strips) with a view to releasing a trade. The brothers best work is the Walking wounded - which is WWII era war strips with a supernatural slant.

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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #31 on: 19 April, 2021, 11:39:47 AM »
Give me a couple of days Colin and I can report back fully. I'll have to try a few others next month.

Right, just off this thread I've picked up various bits from Brawler, Paragon, Futurequake, Zarjaz and Dogbreath, two of Gustaffo Vargas's cyberpunk comics and Woodland Creatures (Bolt, I was able to buy this last one no problem off the website)

Really enjoying what I have read so far. The anthology comics are a mix, as you'd expect, and I can highly recommend both Woodland Creatures and the Vargas stuff - both cool concepts and great art. I've also found the people I've dealt with to be almost universally really cool.
I may have maxed out my comic budget for this month but I'm resolved to try more of the stuff suggested here and also delve into some back issues and explore the scene a little more myself.
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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #32 on: 28 April, 2021, 02:57:13 PM »


I've just taken delivery of PARAGON#27 and it looks fantastic! I've a few spares, so if you'd like one visit http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/04/missed-kickstarter-dont-worry.html and order a copy  :)
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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #33 on: 29 April, 2021, 01:09:03 PM »
Really enjoyed what I read from Paragon so have jumped in on that.

Rogue / other people who recommended Accent, any idea if Westernoir continued beyond book 5? I've seen references too book 6 being printed some years ago on Accent's blog, but can't find anything else about it and their website is a bit busted.
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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #34 on: 29 April, 2021, 07:38:02 PM »
There has been 8 books so far of Western Noir and 2 books Tales of Western Noir which contain 2 short stories in each issue. Dave West normally posts about his latest books on Facebook these days so the website hasn't been updated for sometime

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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #35 on: 01 May, 2021, 02:29:00 PM »
Killing Moon Rises has just gone live on Kickstarter too.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bhuna/killing-moon-rises-issue-1
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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #36 on: 11 May, 2021, 09:25:19 AM »
Let's keep this thread going.

I've just read Damsel from D.I.S.T.R.E.S.S, which can best be described as a D&D / spy mashup. It's a light, fun, all action read - art is very modern looking which accentuates that. It's back on KS for the next two issues at the moment.

Also the latest issue of Paragon was ace. The final page of the Si Spencer / Tom Newell story made me genuinely laugh.
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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #37 on: 11 May, 2021, 07:32:09 PM »
Also the latest issue of Paragon was ace. The final page of the Si Spencer / Tom Newell story made me genuinely laugh.

Glad you enjoyed it, Boots. I think this issue is a particular good 'un.
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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #38 on: 14 May, 2021, 04:40:40 PM »
Did you try Sentinel?

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« Reply #39 on: 14 May, 2021, 04:48:56 PM »
Did you try Sentinel?

I backed the Kickstarter for the latest issue, thought that'd be the best place to start.
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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #40 on: 15 May, 2021, 12:02:58 PM »
Cool it's a cracker!

If you want more they're easily available from Facebook or ETsy

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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #41 on: 22 May, 2021, 09:20:46 AM »


Sector 13, is a small press, non-profit, 2000 AD fanzine produced by a team from Belfast. A4, 40-44 pages, mixture of B&W and colour  Latest issue features fantasy story by Will (Rogue Trooper, Game of Thrones) Simpson and most issues feature work by Mark McCann, (Future Shocks, Heavy Metal and the 'Never, Never' series published by the Heavy Metal, Virus Imprint).

Covers shown are Will Simpson's, painted cover to issue four and Joseph McCafferty's cover to issue five.

More details here: https://www.boxofrainmag.co.uk/sector-13/

Six issues published, five (including a compilation of Issues 1 and 2 - so all stories are included) are currently available for £28 inc p&p in UK or individual issues £7 inc UK p&p.  (Payment via paypal to sector13@boxofranmag.co.uk - trusted friend  option appreciated, but not essential.  We will throw in a few wee extras if you go down that route to say thank you.  Only a handful of copies of issue 3 left.








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Re: Small Press Suggestions
« Reply #42 on: 27 May, 2021, 09:04:50 PM »
Just read Chris Askham's Switchblade Stories 2 and its another beaut. Available from his Etsy Store (as is the first issue and more) and highly recommended

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ChrisAskham