Laudanum

Laudanum

Posted on November 25th, 2016

Laudanum by Rob Jones, Michael Sambrook & Alisdair Wood Horrere [available online] B&W / £0.50 Released 2016 Review by Tom Mortimer Laudanum is the tale of a man struggling to hold on to his sanity, after the recent death of his wife. It is Victorian in setting, but writers Rob Jones and Michael Sambrook manage […]

Parsley Girl: Carrots

Parsley Girl: Carrots

Posted on October 27th, 2016

Parsley Girl: Carrots by Matthew Swan Avery Hill Publishing [available online] Colour / £6 Released 2016 Review by Tom Mortimer Matthew Swan’s Parsley Girl: Carrots is a recent addition to the Avery Hill Publishing lineup. Of their recent publications, it’s definitely the most dramatically flamboyant, with a cartoon playfulness and dash of fantasy. To summarise: […]

Man vs Rock

Man vs Rock

Posted on October 20th, 2016

Man vs Rock by Victor Detroy, Kevin Beiber & Jared Lamp Self-published [available online] Colour / $19.99 for v1-4 TPB Released 2016 Review by Tom Mortimer Man vs Rock by Victor Detroy, Kevin Beiber and Jared Lamp (also recently joined by colourist Summer Fitzgerald), is the story of a crazed man saving a crazed world […]

Violent Skate Bulldogs

Violent Skate Bulldogs

Posted on October 13th, 2016

Violent Skate Bulldogs by Łukasz Kowalczuk Bloody Gore Comix [available online] B&W / $4.99 Released 2016 Review by Tom Mortimer Łukasz Kowalczuk’s Violent Skate Bulldogs is a story about three rebellious bulldogs (and no, I don’t just mean they awkwardly wear skull pattern neck scarves). To properly set up the mindset of this book, I’d […]

I Drank Holy Water

I Drank Holy Water

Posted on October 6th, 2016

I Drank Holy Water by Olivia Sullivan Self-published [available online] Colour / £6 Released 2016 Review by Tom Mortimer Olivia Sullivan’s I Drank Holy Water is a raw autobiographical, self published comic exploring her relationship with religion; predominantly through childhood memories but also a personal exploration. Much like Sullivan’s past work, this has an angst-ridden […]

A City Inside

A City Inside

Posted on September 29th, 2016

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

Une Semaine de Bonté

Posted on September 27th, 2016

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 […]

Porcelain: Bone China

Porcelain: Bone China

Posted on September 22nd, 2016

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 […]

Andy-Thology

Andy-Thology

Posted on September 16th, 2016

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, […]

CHUNKs & Cordelia Swift

CHUNKs & Cordelia Swift

Posted on May 26th, 2016

CHUNKS & The Adventures of Cordelia Swift by Matt Garvey & Cris Canfailla / Aleksander Bozic Self-published B&W / £3 Released 2015 / 2016 Review by Tom Mortimer When he’s not terrorising the Twittersphere, Matt Garvey is a comedy writer and creator of small press comics. Ahead of his appearance at MCM London Comic Con, […]