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The DFC Library Day One: David Fickling

When the weekly DFC comics magazine came to an end in 2009 after only 43 issues many in the UK comics scene were saddened...

Titles in Diamond's top 300: A brief graphic analysis

Last month someone asked me if there had been more "indie" titles in the top 300, or if the high cut off rate for...

Indie Month-to-Month Sales October 2010

Buffy looks like it will hold on to its position as top “indie” book until its season 8 run finishes early next year. Meanwhile...

To do Friday: Mo-Bot High book launch

Neill Cameron's graphic novel Mo-Bot High was released from the DFC Library recently, and it's having its book launch this Friday in Oxford, England. That's...

Comic Books vs Scroobius Pip

Scroobius Pip is one half of UK indie hip hop duo dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip. Their songs tackle issues including suicide, domestic...

Thought Bubble 2010

Thought Bubble is the favourite UK comics event for many, both fan and creator alike, and it’s easy to see why. The event is...

John Allison's UK Indie Comics Manifesto

Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round creator John Allison has just returned from attending some comics events in the USA and he's written a...

The Dandy Relaunch

Launched in 1937 The Dandy is the oldest still-running comic in the UK, and the third oldest in the world. The weekly kids’ humour...

To Do This Weekend: Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival in Leeds,...

From Thursday to Sunday the Thought Bubble Sequential Arts Festival is happening in Leeds. The festival features exhibitions, talks, a 24 hour comic challenge, workshops, film showings, parties, and the launch of Bryan Talbot’s new graphic novel Granville: Mon Amour.

Beard Love: An interview with Alec Longstreth about comics and facial...

While some creators may go in for the hairless look (as cultivated by Brian K. Vaughan and Grant Morrison) in the minds of many...

Indie Month-to-Month Sales September 2010

September may not have seemed to create any records for sales, but if you look more closely at the charts you’ll discover some interesting...

To Do: Solipsistic Pop 3 Launch Party in London this Friday

This Friday is the launch party of the third Solipsistic Pop comics anthology. Aiming to spotlight the best in the UK's alternative comics scene the anthology is the brainchild of Tom Humberstone and this volume features contributions from Marc Ellerby, Lizz Lunney, Philippa Rice, David O'Connell, Rob Davis, and many more.