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Three Reasons to Cheer for Independent Publishers

I like to think of independent publishers as little minnows swimming bravely into ponds dominated by big fishes. Despite having competition in every corner, independents carry on with their end goal in sight. 530 more words


Criminal Minds Meets Lynchian Horror in Nailbiter

Not every book is going to be the next Watchmen. Not every book should try to be.

I’ll admit that in this age of peak storytelling, where every book and TV show and movie needs to have some level of acclaim to last, having that praise will help you get noticed. 1,019 more words

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Calling All Indie Comic Publishers

The Comic Vault is a place for comic reviews and shining a light on the industry. But it’s also about creating a platform for up and coming comic writers to establish themselves. 243 more words


Batman/Shadow Brings Armfuls of Fun to Superhero Crossovers

So this is going to be a bit off the cuff. It’s a Saturday morning…sue me.

DC has been doing some interesting things with company crossovers. 1,002 more words

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Red Squirrel Press: What Do Short Stories Look Like?

The independent Northumbrian publisher Red Squirrel Press is, according to one of SWC’s Directors Derek Parkes, ‘one of the finest publishers going’. Founded in 2006 by Sheila Wakefield and having published over 130 titles to date, Red Squirrel Press is a firm favourite at the Scottish Writers’ Centre, and have showcased many a talented writer at the SWC over the years. 524 more words

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Phonogram Unlocks the Magic Inside of Music

I don’t think it’s a crazy statement to say that music is magic. It can transport us to a different time and place, stir emotions we didn’t expect, and bring people together in the way that only great art can. 1,204 more words

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Street Cats & Beer Mats

Executed in black biro and cigarette ash on the reverse of a Yorkshire Blonde (Ossett Brewery) beermat – Benalmedana Pueblo, Spain, March 2017.

Black biro and cigarette ash, again on the back of a Yorkshire Blonde. 131 more words