indie comics


New Sci-Fi Comic 'Prism Stalker' Is Like Sailor Moon on Acid

An interview with Sloane Leong, the creator of Image Comics's psychedelic new imprint.


Recent College Grads Started Their Own Press to Foster Diversity in Comics

Paloma Hernando and Sunmi are the co-founders of Dandelion Wine Collective, a comic publisher focusing on underrepresented artists.


This Brutal Comic is Studio Ghibli Meets 'Mad Max'

The video essay takes a deep dive on a single page of this thrilling Image comic.


How an Indie Graphic Novel Uses Visuals to Add Symbolism

Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel ‘The Underwater Welder’ uses cool tricks and clever plotting.


How to Draw Attention to Important Moments in Your Comic with Smart Coloring

In this week’s comic masterclass Strip Panel Naked, we see how Matt Wilson enhances the sci-fi spectacle in ‘Paper Girls.’


Henry Rollins/Glenn Danzig Fan Fiction Made Me Believe in Love Again

What goes into making a comic about two punk gods in love? And what did those punk gods think of it? We investigate.


This Graphic Novel Tackles Depression from Many Sides

Two best friends secluded themselves on a farm and emerged with 'Eyes Too Dry.'


This Comic Pro Talks Shaking Off a Stronghold Aesthetic

Tradd Moore talks about the pleasures and challenges of working outside his comfort zone.


What An Indie Comic Can Teach Us About the Subtleties of Character Scale

How Craig Thompson’s visual novel uses scale to impart crucial information to the reader.


This College Senior Is Already a Professional Comic Book Artist

RISD undergrad Hayden Sherman's professional work recalls Frank Miller's 'Batman.'


With Subtle Background Design, This Comic Grounds Itself

An in-depth look at a few pages of the comic ‘Deadly Class’ shows how to frame locations.


These Comic Pros Opened Their Book with a Lizard on a Stick

The creators behind the comic ‘Limbo’ talk how they created their initial page.