Category Archives: Comics & Manga

Pick of the Geek – Delicious in Dungeon

Fantasy meets food porn! Recently we have seen a huge rise in popularity for food related series and I have stumbled upon one which takes the food porn and fuses it with a good old fashioned fantasy adventure in a dungeon. The premise is simple

Pick of the Geek – Inuyashiki

A real rare gem in an industry jam-packed with fan service and sports manga. My Pick of the geek this time is Sci-fi manga Inuyashiki. This series really sets itself apart from others especially in this day and age and the main reason is it

Pick of the Geek – Jagaaaaaan!

This is one of those strange manga where the name ensnared me and once I read on the plot had me. Relativity young, this manga only began back in February and is already shaping up to be a must read. Jagaaaaaan follows the life of

End of an Era – KochiKame to end after 40 years.

Shonen Jumps longest running series Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo (KochiKame) following the antics of local policeman, hobby enthusiast, and all round get rich quick schemer, Kankichi Ryotsu is to end at it’s 200th volume set to be released on September 17th. It’s first volume released

COMPETITION – Wonderlands 2015

Time for another competition, and up for grabs are a collection glorious comics, graphic novels and art books that we picked up during our coverage of Wonderlands 2015 – Sunderland’s graphic novel expo – back in May. One lucky winner who will be chosen at

Meandering Mic: Abby Howard

If by this point you have somehow managed to miss my total love of Strip Search – Penny Arcade’s Webcomic Artist Competition/Reality Show, the first series has finally finished. It’s 31 episodes and many many hours long – and well worth watching! Seriously my favourite

Competition Time! – LitFest Mini Comic Con

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! The Middlesbrough Literary Festival has been running for some time now, but this year Sarah Dennis, Morbid, and the rest of the good folks at the Central Library have added something new – a mini comic convention! To celebrate the

Meandering Mic: EK Weaver

The LGBTQ Webcomic community has been all a fluster recently over the gorgeously pencilled and dangerously engrossing story of TJ and Amal. And after hungrily reading it through from start to present, I knew I’d end up harassing the author for an interview. The charming

Strip Search Review (ep 1-5)

I have something of a love-hate relationship with themed reality TV shows. I love watching interesting people do cool jobs like tattoo art, fashion design or baking, but I loathe when a potentially engaging show is padded for time with drama and narrators repeating the

Meandering Mic: Kori Michele

Harry meets Kori Michele, creator of the Prince of Cats webcomic – a story of two boys in a conservative area, struggling and fumbling through their feelings for each other. It’s realistic, heartfelt and just really genuine – a great antidote to the sparkly-eyed and