Rachael Smith on House Party: “I’d Like to Answer this Question in the Form of a Play” [Interview]

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The British comics scene is in one of the healthiest places it’s ever been right now, with new projects coming from all angles, and new creators breaking onto the scene. Among them is Rachael Smith, who came to attention last year after publishing a series of mini-comics including How We Write, and I Am Fire. […]

The Beat’s Recommendations for Thought Bubble 2013

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Next weekend – the 23rd/24th – sees Thought Bubble kick off once more, officially the best convention in the UK and therefore I would conclude in the world, also. And there are going to be a LOT of new small-press and self-published books launching. Over 80, according to reports. And while we couldn’t feature all […]

The Shortlist for The British Comic Awards 2013 Has Been Announced

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The shortlist for the 2013 British Comic Awards ceremony has been announced, a list compiled by a number of critics, retailers and readers – among them ‘our own’ Zainab Akhtar. Focusing on British comics, obviously, the shortlist collects together a number of self-published and small-press comics. The winners will be announced at Thought Bubble in […]

Great Beast Announce New All-Ages Series from Isabel Greenberg

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Wisely avoiding the press of San Diego, UK publisher Great Beast (who publish books by Adam Cadwell, Marc Ellerby and Robert Ball amongst others) have today announced a new ongoing comic series from Isabel Greenberg. Tall Tales and Outrageous Adventures will be both written and drawn (and lettered!) by Greenberg, and is due for launch […]

Great Beast Comics Expands with Dangeritis, Hitsville UK and more

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Great Beast Comics, the company set up by creators Adam Cadwell and Marc Ellerby, has been quietly building up a catalogue over the last few months. Originally founded to create a professional foundation for their own comic releases – allowing them to establish press releases, create their own brand, and make comics more readily available […]