Ramsey Hassan

Ramsey Hassan

Posted on November 24th, 2016

Ramsey Hassan – also known by the moniker RAMZEE – is a comic creator based in London. This week, Tom spoke to Ramsey about the personal experiences that motivated his latest book Zorse, along with Ramsey’s origins in small press, and advice for those who may yet have a story to tell of their own. […]

Winch SP Event Review

Winch SP Event Review

Posted on October 29th, 2016

Friday 28th October saw the culmination of the inaugural Winchester Small Press Event, curated by Tom Mortimer and co-curated by Kieron from the Dalston Comics Club. The week long event sought to pay homage to the current crop of Small Press talent, providing a full blown gallery display alongside stalls, workshops and a range of […]

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: […]

Small Press Event

Small Press Event

Posted on October 24th, 2016

Fans of the UK small press comics scene are reminded to head to Winchester this half-term for the inaugeral Small Press: Independent Comics and Self Publishing event at the Winchester School of Art. Set up by our very own Tom Mortimer, this week-long event seeks to draw attention to the great work being done in […]

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 […]

Łukasz Kowalczuk

Łukasz Kowalczuk

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

This week’s interview is with Łukasz Kowalczuk a Polish comics creator known for his high-energy, frenetic style of drawing. Tom spoke with Łukasz about how he maintains his high-energy comics, his typical creative process, and his projects for the year ahead. Your work condenses the most intense and sensational elements of violent films, 80s / […]

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 […]