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VANITY (2017) Graphic novel

VANITY (2017) Graphic novel
VANITY (2017) Graphic novel   VANITY - being a gothic tragedy in nine acts - is based on the life and deeds of Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory (1560-1614), listed in The Guinness Book of Records as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind. According to legend, she was convinced that drinking and bathing in the blood of young virgin girls would preserve her youth and beauty. However, the historical documents tell us a slightly different yet far more mysterious and sinister story. Written by Jurii Kirnev Illustrated by Natalia Tsarevnikova Introduction by Mark Rein-Hagen Cover art by Abigail Larson Language: English Pages: 280 ISBN: 978-615-80812-0-7 http://juriikirnev.com/vanity/
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Love the artwork and the font style
Saturday, 10 March 2018 04:45
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Introducing "Fallen Idols" Digital Indie Comic

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Firstly, thank you to Jesse Sarwar for introducing me to this site. Secondly I'd like to say hi to everyone here, this is the first blog I've ever done. And thirdly, I'd like to share with you all something I've been working on, finished working on and now working on the Sequel.       Introducing "Fallen Idols" a downloadable comic book PDF. It's a Fantasy adventure comic book which is set in the kingdom of Barlingnor where magic is slowly fading out and Science is slowly stepping in. It's a place filled with adventure, action, mystery and intrigue The first issue "The fall of Mountainwood" begins with a noblemen Lecain. His stage coach broke a wheel while travelling on the way to the other side of the kingdom to Mountainwood. Fortunately for him a friendly blacksmith has offered to give him a ride the rest of the way. Yet...
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Steve Edwards, congratulations on putting together you first comic. I am very impressed. It is a wonderful feeling isn't. After h... Read More
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:57
Steve edwards
Cheers for that Theo. Ill have to check it out
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Welcome to Geek-Genie Steve! Congratulations on the new comic book, looks fantastic. I will definately put it on my list to check ... Read More
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 13:38
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The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: The Wendell Cartoon Special

The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: The Wendell Cartoon Special
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MEANWHILE...IN SPRAWLING CITY.. (Can't you hear that line being delivered by legendary Superfriends narrator Ted Knight?) From artist Cee Raymond, "THE WENDELL CARTOON SPECIAL is a standalone issue chocked with all kindsa sugary Saturday Morning Cartoon awesomeness as filtered through the weird MIND of THE WENDELL! IN FULL WENDELLVISION COLOR!" Our first Kickstarter was a huge success and now we're putting together this cool STANDALONE Special as a gift to our fans! Check it out HERE or click the image below.
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The Indie Index - Interview with Theodore Riddle

The Indie Index - Interview with Theodore Riddle
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I'm just putting it out there that this is the most in-depth interview that I've ever been a part of. Theodore Riddle is a person who clearly knows what he wants and goes for it, tooth and nail. Here's the interview, please enjoy!   Hey Theodore! First things first those those who may not know you, tell us a little about yourself. A misconception about Monolith Comics is that I am a Publisher which I am, but I am mainly a self published artist. Monolith Comics is just the imprint under which I have established my business for tax reasons to self publish my creation entitled Compu-M.E.C.H., Mechanically Engineered and Computerized Hero® and the universe which surrounds the story. I have done all the writing, penciling, inking and lettering of all of my twenty-seven 128 page black and white graphic novels. This has been the effort of twenty years worth...
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The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: Behemoth Comics make/100 enamel pins

The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: Behemoth Comics make/100 enamel pins
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Hello! We're  Behemoth Comics ; the largest comic book and graphic novel publisher in North Texas. Just a few months ago we launched two comic books on Kickstarter. That would be the cyberpunk comic by the artist of Deadpool and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Capsule and the fantasy comic for fans of Final Fantasy, Hiraeth. They were both successes and while the writers are hard at work on the follow up issues, we'd love to give everyone a chance to get closer to the characters of Capsule and Hiraeth than ever before and introduce you to the characters of Neptune Radio and Space Copz, our next two comic book series! You can check out the Kickstarter campaign by clicking any of the images below or by clicking HERE . 
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The Indie Index - Interview with Stephanie Cannon

The Indie Index - Interview with Stephanie Cannon
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The Indie Index has interviewed a handful of creators and we're looking to interview as many female comic creators as possible. People started recommending extremely talented female creators by the masses. Here's an interview with Stephanie Cannon. Enjoy! Introduce yourself.   Hi! I'm Stephanie Cannon, a comic writer and creator from California. I was a finalist in the Ghost City Comics Competition in 2017 for my one page comic, Boot Hill, and currently have a few projects that will be released this year.   What are you currently working on? I've got quite a few projects going on right now, which I love. My biggest project is my graphic novel, Bandera. It's currently in the art and lettering stage, and will be completed this year. I'm also involved in five different anthologies currently. There are a few I can't quite talk about right now, but I'm going to have a...
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The Indie Index - Interview with Alex Maday

The Indie Index - Interview with Alex Maday
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Kaiju Gods looks to be one heck of a comic book anthology. The anthology includes the work of creators who are quite prominent within the indie comics industry. It really is a who's who of indie creators in Kaiju Gods - sadly, I think my invite to write a story was lost in transit - and the work that has gone into the anthology is astounding. Anyway, I was strong-armed by A. Shay Hahn into interviewing Alex Maday, so what choice did I really have?  Hey Alex! First things first, for those who may not know you, tell us about yourself. My name's Alex Maday and I write comics including Mongrel City Rumble which I share with artist Charity Buhain.    You’ve spearheaded the organisation of a comic book anthology called ‘Kaiju Gods’, how did the idea come about? I've always wanted to make an anthology but never had a...
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The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: The Talking Bread #5

The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: The Talking Bread #5
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    Click the image to proceed to the Kickstarter campaign for The Talking Bread #5: Terror of the Killer Mould.
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The Indie Index - Interview with Jess Cate & Jana Hoffmann

The Indie Index - Interview with Jess Cate & Jana Hoffmann
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The Indie Index has interviewed a handful of creators and we're looking to interview asmany female comic creators as possible. People started recommending extremely talented female creators by the masses. Here's an interview with the creative team behind Heart of Millyera, consisting of Jess Cate and Jana Hoffmann. Dig in!   Introduce yourselves. Jess: We are an Adelaide based comic creator duo. Our ongoing webcomic Heart of Millyera is an all-ages steampunk adventure, featuring a cast of misfit geniuses and a cosmic sea creature. I am the writer of the Heart of Millyera, along with a few other mini-comics that we have worked on together. Jana: I’m the artist of our duo, doing the the pencilling, inking, lettering, book design, web design etc. I do the colouring for the majority of our work too though we’ve recently taken on some great local help in that department. I’m also a big webcomic...
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The Indie Index: Interview with Madeleine Holly-Rosing

The Indie Index: Interview with Madeleine Holly-Rosing
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The Indie Index has interviewed a handful of creators and it's came to our attention that we've not interviewed many female comic creators as of yet (some interviews pending). People started recommending extremely talented female creators by the masses. Here's an interview that many people asked for with the esteemed Madeleine Holly-Rosing. Enjoy!   What are you currently working on? I’m currently running a Kickstarter for my comic Boston Metaphysical Society: The Scourge of the Mechanical Men. For those not familiar with it, the original six issue series was about an ex-Pinkerton detective, a spirit photographer, and a genius scientist who battle supernatural forces in late 1800s Boston. The Scourge of the Mechanical Men is a 34 page standalone continuation of the series featuring Granville Woods and Tesla.  We are wrapping up production. It’s with my letterer and should be in the hands of my pre-press guy shortly. I also wrapped...
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The Indie Index - Indie Character Showcase

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I've been thinking a lot about the blood, sweat and tears that creators put into the creative projects and why people enjoy them as much as they do. Characters are often what people relate to and helps keep them fully invested in a story. So, I put the question out into the wide, wide world and asked: What is your favourite indie comic book character and why?       Kevin Joseph: I just met Tim Stiles' Knockaround Guy today and he was badass. I also really dig Icicle from Josh Dahl & Shawn Langley’s Rapid City: Below Zero. Knockaround Guy works because the absurdity of a talking gorilla working with a mime is juxtaposed by pretty straight noir narration. Icicle works because she’s had everything taken away from her and she has no interest in getting what she lost back. She’s only interested in making the person who did it pay....
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The Indie Index - Interview with Chris Gooch

The Indie Index - Interview with Chris Gooch
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Hey there, loyal readers! I'm deeply sorry that The Indie Index has been quiet for the past month. Christmas, holidays, work and all of the other usual things got in the way of publishing more pieces for you to read. Never fear though, we're back with an interview with none other than, Chris Gooch! Please introduce yourself to the readers who may not know who you are yet. Hello, my name is Chris Gooch and I live in Melbourne and spend most of my life drawing and writing comics.  Where do you draw your inspiration from?  Movies are my favourite thing so they’re probably the biggest influence on my work - particularly when it comes to pacing, framing and story structure. My favourite films in the past couple of years have been ones that fall apart as they go on, sort of collapsing under the weight of all the great...
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The Indie Index - Interview with Bruno Oliveira

The Indie Index - Interview with Bruno Oliveira
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Bruno Oliveira is a professional comic book artist from Brazil. Having worked for several publishers like IDW (Drones), Arcana, Oliveira has most recently donework for Marvel (Amazing Spider-Man Annual, Gwenpool Holiday Special, Mosaic). Bruno has been trying to find the right time to do this story for a long time. A story about working as a comic book artist and juggling all the important things in life...in an entertaining way. It's a realisation of how an artist's tragedies are only tragedies until he writes them down, and suddenly they're funny! It's Bruno Oliveira reduced to 64-pages!  What Now, Bruno? is currently on Kickstarter, what made you decide on using crowdfunding to make this project come to life? It's mostly because you can get a better understanding of your audience, you can get in touch with them and build a sort of relationship during the time of the campaign (and hopefully after as...
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Bruno Oliveira is providing to the Indy Community a great service with these incredible interviews. Not only is he giving the fans... Read More
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I apologize Indy Index is the people that do the interviews about Bruno OLiveira's great work. Thanks to them both. Regards, Theod... Read More
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The Indie Index - Interview with Campbell Whyte

The Indie Index - Interview with Campbell Whyte
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For those who aren’t aware of you or your work, please introduce yourself. My name is Campbell Whyte, I'm a Perth [ Australia -- Mike ] based comics maker. I've been making work for a long time, small mini-comics, card games, picture books, exhibitions and all kinds of other things. Home Time is my first, large scale comics work. When I'm not making comics, I work at the Western Australian Museum where I develop visitor engagement activities. I also run the children's art school Milktooth with my wife Elizabeth Marruffo where I teach comics making. My work is often about the intersection between personal memory, popular culture and place based history. I try to make works that are fun, playful and ask a lot of the reader.   You’ve had solo and group art exhibitions all over the world and received various grants and awards. In your artistic career, thus...
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The Indie Index - Interview with Stephen Kok

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Introduce yourself. My name is Stephen Kok and I'm a Sydney based graphic novel creator!   You've just had your fourth graphic novel, Word Smith, successfully funded on Kickstarter. You make it look easy! What's your secret? Lots of coffee and late nights! There's a lot of planning and work that goes into Kickstarter and I'm always thankful of everyone who supports my creative endeavours.   Your first graphic novel Tabby is about a family of cats with nearly no dialogue. Can you discuss the challenges you faced writing this and finding the right artist to bring it to life. After I finished the script for Tabby (and lots of lots of editing), I was ready to find an artist to collobrate. The artist who did the initial design (Canadian Eric Gravel) was unfortunately not available at the time. I posted on Freelanced.com and it was over a 2 month selection...
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The Indie Index - Interview with Cy Dethan

The Indie Index - Interview with Cy Dethan
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Who are you and if you were to have any super power what would it be, and why? I'm Cy Dethan - writer of comics, freelance nihilist and recovering professional magician. As for picking a superpower (assuming that immortality and total invulnerability to all forms of physical harm are off the table), in order of preference: 1) The Midnighter's ability to analyse and predict the outcome of any situation. 2) Karnak's ability to find the flaw in any object, concept or strategy. 3) Uh... something awesome with lasers, I guess?Or Satanic Sex Powers, maybe. Either's good.   Your first break was with Starship Troopers in 2006, how did that  come about? Arse-backwards. I was playtesting a miniatures wargame for Mongoose Publishing, based on the Roughnecks TV show (a spin-off from Starship Troopers). The company, as it turned out, also had the licence to produce Troopers comics, so I threw in...
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The Indie Index - Review - Tart #6

The Indie Index - Review - Tart #6
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Sweet with just enough sass. I must confess, I was a newbie to the epic adventures of Tart Acid, before yesterday that is. Written by Kevin Joseph, the quick paced action in Tart starts on panel one and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.  The first five issues are an excellent combination of the telvision show Quantum Leap meeting Kill Bill and tossing in a little Dr. Who .  Tart, the recently deceased demon hunter, has the unfortunate time traveling side effect of temporary memory loss. This leaves Tart in the same place as the reader, never knowing what could be coming around the next corner.  Catching up with the first five issues as I did, couldn't be easier with the current Kickstarter campaign already fully backed for issue 6.  One reward has all past issues available for $8.00 in digital PDF format or physical copies for only...
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The Indie Index - Review - Hail #6-7

The Indie Index - Review - Hail #6-7
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Hail issue 6 & 7 has successfully been funded on Kickstarter. And they have delivered. If you’re not familiar with Hail, do yourself a favour and go buy the previous issues. Hail follows Lena, an aspiring lawyer who turns to glass when anxiety strikes. She learns to work through her anxieties and turn it into a strength to help those in need.  With so many superhero comics being released, it’s easier for readers to get superhero fatigue. That’s why Hail is so refreshing. It’s a story that has an honest insight into someone dealing with anxieties and depression. Lena is high functioning; she is successful at her work as an aspiring lawyer and is learning to control her powers. However, she is still overwhelmed by the daily aspects of life and battles her depression internally while battling the villains in the streets and on the rooftops. Issues 6 and 7...
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The Indie Index is expanding

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The Indie Index has been swamped with reviews, interviews and Kickstarter campaigns since the very first day of the announcement. Up until now, The Indie Index was a one-person project headed by myself, Mike Speakman. It's time to expand the ranks as I don't have the time available for all of the incoming requests that I've been receiving. That being said, The Indie Index will move forward with the assistance of various contributors along the way.  The first of the new contributors are Aaron Magnuson and Steven Randall. They are each reviewing projects and will be published here through The Indie Index. Keep an eye out for their articles over the next few days.  I look forward to bringing more and more contributors onboard as time progresses. 
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The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: Where is Zog?

The Indie Index - Kickstarter Spotlight: Where is Zog?
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Inspired by the music of GWAR and '70s sci-fi, Where Is Zog? is the story of Grum and Zill, who are the survivors of a crash landing on an uncharted planet. They latch onto the idea of finding Zog to give themselves hope and direction, but that's only useful if they don't get themselves eaten by space monsters.   The book will be a 92 page, 9" x 6" landscape format softcover trade paperback which collects 52 strips and "Survivors," a 16 page short story, along with a 15 page prose section, "Zill's Field Guide."     Check out the Kickstarter campaign  HERE .  
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