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A City Inside

September 29th, 2016
A City Inside

A City Inside by Tillie Walden Avery Hill Publishing [available online] B&W / £7.50 Released 2016 Review by Tom Mortimer Tillie Walden’s A City Inside is a well crafted follow up to her successful I Love This Part [reviewed here]. A City Inside explores the journey of living, and the resultant formation of our personal […]

Une Semaine de Bonté

September 27th, 2016
Une Semaine de Bonté

This is a new type of review we’re trialling at DRC towers, in which we ask small press comic creators to write about a book or series that has influenced them. This week, Tom Mortimer reflects on a treasure from days gone by… Une Semaine de Bonté (A Week of Kindness) by Max Ernst First […]

Edie OP

September 26th, 2016
Edie OP

Continuing our new season of small press interviews, this week’s interview is with Edie Owczarek-Palfreyman – better known as EdieOP – a prolific comic artist and illustrator. She works with inks, crayon and mixed media to create strange and macabre narratives. Tom sat down with Edie to talk about spontaneity in art, the comics medium, and […]

Porcelain: Bone China

September 22nd, 2016
Porcelain: Bone China

Porcelain: Bone China by Benjamin Read & Chris Wildgoose Improper Books [available online] Colour / £14.99 Released 2016 Review by Tom Mortimer Porcelain: Bone China, by Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose, is the second book in the critically-acclaimed Porcelain series. Continuing many years after the first book ended, Bone China follows the story of Lady as […]

Tim Bird

September 19th, 2016
Tim Bird

After a summer break we’re back with a fresh round of small press interviews, talking to creators who are making waves in the British comics scene. We’re kicking off with Tim Bird, a Comica/Jonathan Cape award winner and critically-acclaimed cartoonist who himself was featured in Dirty Rotten Comics (way back in issue 4!). Tom spoke […]

Andy-Thology

September 16th, 2016
Andy-Thology

Andy-thology by Andy Bloor Self-published [available online] B&W / £6 Released 2016 Review by Tom Mortimer Andy-thology is an anthology by comic artist Andy Bloor (see what he did there?), collecting his short stories and pin-up work. With Bloor on visuals, the script work is assigned to an array of celebrated talent; including Kieron Gillen, […]