ComicScene has been a bold publishing project that has seen the return of a comic book specialist magazine into print and onto shelves here in the UK, and now it’s about to bring out its newest annual via Kickstarter.
Almost fully funded at time of writing, ComicScene Annual 2021 will contain 20 new comic strips all presented in the type of hardback annuals we fondly remembered getting at Christmas when we were kids here in good old Blighty. Many of the stories involved come from some of the UK’s best small press publishers around, such as Steve Tanner of Time Bomb Comics., Mandy the Monster Hunter by Matt Warner and Mark Adams and Andy Clift’s Captain Cosmic.
“The characters include Alex Automatic by Fraser Campbell and James Corcoran, Captain Commando by Colin Maxwell, Captain Cosmic by Andy W Clift, Captain Wonder by John Farrelly, Deja Who by Jim Wilkins, Dick Turpin by Steve Tanner and Roland Bird, Fathers Day by Michael Powell and Phil Elliot, Geek Girl by Sam Johnson, Girl-Knight by JGV, Gone Viral based on story by Corbin Webb, Harker by Roger Gibson and Vincent Danks, The Hoax by Samuel George London and Dan Butcher, Mahoneys by Richard Carrington and Brian Dawson, Mandy the Monster Hunter by Matt Warner and Mark Adams, Moon by Dan Thompson and Steve Penfold, Trip of a Lifetime by Peter Gouldson and Luke Haynes, Neil-Lithic and Tim by Alan Holloway and Ed Doyle, NPCTea by Sarah Millman, Shaman Kane by David Broughton, WESTERNoir by Gary Crutchley and Dave West and Whackoman by Marc Jackson. Some you may know, some are new, all of them you can get to know and maybe explore their own comics in which they have all appeared.”
For more details and pledge rewards check out the full campaign here.