SHOP! Warglitter

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Warglitter does a perzines (my favourite), fanzine and esoteric (witchcraft and tarot for example) zines.

She has an engaging writing tone that I enjoy a lot.

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SHOP! – Adam Yeater

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Extreme and trashy. Pulp to 900%. For sure it’s full of gore. Adam’s currently cracking comics out in a blaze, focussed on Blood Desert, check it out below

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he’s also got a great range of other comics, mini comics and zines to try out. Top of my list is The Lottery

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SHOP! – The Comix Company

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Header image by Aaron Lange

The Comix Company is run by Dexter Cockburn, publisher and maker of underground porn comix. Featuring some great cartooning and lots of spunky action. He also publishes other creator such as Aaron Lange above.

You can also find Dexter Cockburn here –

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(any of the social media accounts may be currently suspended because social media isn’t keen on allowing porn cartoons)

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SHOP! – Strip for me (Douglas Noble)

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Douglas not only creates his own fascinating comics, he often works with a raft of other interesting creators including Sean Azzopardi, Jon Paul Milne and Olivia Sullivan who all produce amazing work of their own.

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What We Know About Falling Apart

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Black Leather #1

Jon Paul Milne

Get The Human Face

Olivia Sullivan

Mutton Chops

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SHOP! – Fraser Geesin

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Fraser Geesin’s humour hits a spot with me, drifting from nonsense to satire it aims squarely at humanity and hits the mark

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The Cleaner is both funny and dirt cheap, there’s not much more to ask than that

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SHOP! Comic Scene

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ComicScene does a good job of representing the current UK Small Press comics scene as well as more mainstream comics entertainment news – it’s like an online comic fanzine that also publishes a great set of books all about the history of UK and US comics and some fine comics of their own.

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SHOP! The Phooks

The Phooks is a project I’ve followed for almost two years. It’s a site focussed on the sales of small -press and self-published photobooks and zines aiming to build a community of buyers and sellers.

It’s expanded to included interviews with creators and some campaigns aiming to fund the publication of books.

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SHOP! – Dan White

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Dan White’s Cindy & Biscuit is a fun and inventive series and 184 pages for £4 on digital is an absolute bargain.

Dan’s other series Sticky Ribs has received praise for its macabre and unsettling nature. It focusses on horror but remains accessible, not the least because of Dan’s great design and cartooning chops.

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SHOP! – Robert Wells

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Rob’s work is always funny. He’s got a (terrible) gift for (terrible) puns and a great sense of humour whether drawing or writing.

Below is a selection of images from the comics you can currently order from Rob’s webstore (up above). I’ve read almost all of them and enjoyed every single one.

Love Her Madly and other stories

Department of the Peculiar (written by Rol Hirst)

Malty Heave (with Phil Elliott)

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SHOP! – Lucy Sullivan

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It’s been a year since the publication of Barking, Lucy’s debut graphic novel – if you want the long version of what I thought about it, go read my review. TL-DR version, it’s an ambitious approach to the medium that hits the mark and delivers an impressive view into the altered reality of a hurt mind.

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SHOP! Livor Mortis Zine

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Livor Mortis Zine is a DIY zine maker fascinated by decay and urban landscapes. He’s not just an individual maker, he’s a frequent collaborator so there’s a wide range of works to be found. His lo-fi approach and obvious sense of humour come through in his work.

NOTE – I have collaborated with Livor Mortis Zine on a zine

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SHOP! Street Noise Books

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An interesting and diverse range of books from some very experienced creators, including some ones highlighted below that caught my interest.

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SHOP! Zine Gang Distro

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An Australian distro with some great looking zines in stock

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SHOP! Stay Kind! distro

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Stay Kind! publish their own zines including perzines and various themed anothologies

As a distro -here are their own words

Stay Kind! is especially interested in publications related to racial justice, gender and sexuality, youth voice, animal rights, violence intervention and prevention, mental health, and personal narratives, as well as educational and informational publications.

Here are three titles that took my fancy

Ima Eat You! May 2016

I love a perzine and this includes something about Bravenet which, in reality is just a boring web service provider, but with that and the cover made me think of how you could use it as a great name for people confronting their own self-limiting learnt behaviours and I was off on a thought.

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the blurb totally caught my interest

It’s an elaborate fantasy about trapping Brett Kavanaugh in an elevator and forcing him to listen to me. It’s about being sad and weird and victimized in high school and growing up to be even sadder and even weirder and more victimized and being really, really fucking angry about that. By julia eff.

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Living Southerners December 2017

again – the blurb sold me, and the bit of interview you can see on the page below (from the zine)

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and the intro that you can also see because it’s so specific and I love that in a zine

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SHOP! Colossive Press

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NOTE – I have been published and distributed by Colossive Press – I won’t be highlighting those publications

I have loved Colossive Press’ zines since I first saw Croydon Spaceport (a hugely enjoyable and funny zine about the UK’s first failed spaceport) and High Precision Ghosts – one of the most interesting formats for a zine I’ve ever seen.

With the Cartographies series they’ve really found a fascinating format to show case creators.

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SHOP! Shelflife (Cardiff)

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SHOP! Good Comics / Good Zines

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LDN by RAMZEE

personally recommended by me

Petrichor by Gareth A Hopkins

Novelty by Mohar Kolra

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SHOP! Cafe Royal Books

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SHOP! Domino Books

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I like Austin English’s approach to curating his store, it’s eclectic and personal and carries a great breadth of interesting comics. It’s unfortunate that postage from the US is so expensive as it makes it very prohibitive to get anything over to the UK, but what can you do?

If you’re in the US – go for broke!

Check out this interview on The Comics Journal, a lovely long one, where he lays out his thoughts very clearly

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SHOP! Pluto Press

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SHOP! Almost Normal Comics

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SHOP! pen fight

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SHOP! International Authors

I know nothing about this publisher, but both Michael Moorcock and Michael Butterworth are listed on the editorial board and they have published a couple of books by Michael Butterworth, so that’s good enough for a mention as far as I’m concerned!

 

For those that don’t know Michael Moorcock is a seminal writer of fantasy and science fiction revolutionising each in his own way. He was also the publisher of New Worlds – a science fiction anthology that championed the New Wave of Science Fiction.

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Michael Butterworth, among many other things, has written Hawkwind novelisations and, most importantly to me, been the publisher of many great books and comics as Savoy Books, I have also just found out the he helped found Corridor8.

 

International Authors also publishes Emanations, which seems to be very interesting from the description at least.

 

Lots to check out!

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