Have you heard of Buzz Comic? I think this could be a really good thing as more content gets added, and there are some excellent tutorial videos up from the likes of Bryan Talbot, Warren Pleece, Indra Shann and Kev Sutherland.
A couple of lovely publications have come my way recently - Whores of Mensa 5 is the party issue, and includes strips by Francesca Cassavetti, Ellen Lindner, Patrice Aggs, Cliodhna Lyons, Sarah McIntyre... and loads more. It's an excellent and hefty comic. And I also got hold of a copy of Rob Jackson's Goblin Hall, which I really enjoyed - the tale of a medieval lord who comes home to find his son has married the daughter of the Goblin King! An absorbing read (see Richard Bruton's review here).
There's a new comics news magazine coming out called Multiverse from Mike Conroy and Barry Renshaw. A preview is available for download, and if you like American superhero comics then you'll like this, a very nice production. They'll have a stand at the London MCM Expo so you can check it out there.
Talking of the MCM Expo, I will also have a stand there, so do come along if you want to grab a copy of The Rainbow Orchid volume 2 (or 1!), or just for a chat. I'm at the Crystal Palace Children's Book Festival next Saturday (23 October) and my almost-last event of the year is Thought Bubble in Leeds on 20 November. My last event will be at The Bookshop in East Grinstead as part of the `Twas the Sunday before Christmas shopping day on Sunday 19 December, of which more details to come (still far too early to be thinking about Christmas!).
There have been more DFC Library books released in the past few months, the second wave, starting with the Etherington Brothers' Monkey Nuts, then, just recently, Sarah McIntyre's Vern & Lettuce, and in a couple of weeks time, Neill Cameron's Mo-bot High. All worth adding to your collection!
Another DFC creator who has a new book out at the moment is Jason Cobley, who has just published Bulldog Clips, featuring brand new strips and a super cover by Andrew Wildman.
And I think that's it for now!