Itâ€™s time to wake up and smell the coffee.
Over the last few years, the UK indie comic scene has seen an explosion in quality and quantity. Perhaps compensating for the relatively small numbers of outlets for creators in Britain today, artists and writers have been turning more and more to self publishing with many astounding results, whether through traditional print media or the Internet.
Capturing this expression is ACCENT UKâ€™s new quarterly magazine REDEYE. The magazine features all the news, previews and reviews from the rapidly expanding UK scene and beyond. Issue one was a massive hit at the London Comics Festival, and includes interviews with Martin (THE O-MEN) Eden, Ian (HALO JONES) Gibson and Terry (STRANGERS IN PARADISE) Moore, among others; convention reports, extensive reviews, eye candy of upcoming projects and a discussion on todayâ€™s comic shops.
However the May shipping issue two aims to be even bigger, as it will be submitted for the March edition of PREVIEWS catalogue. Under a new BAM! Cover by Neill Cameron, RE2 will feature interviews with Jason (BULLDOG MONTHLY) Cobley, Frazer (AUTHORITY/2000AD) Irving, David (V FOR VENDETTA) Lloyd, and David (STRANGE EMBRACE/DISTRICT X) Hine among others; articles on the comic classics of yesteryear; exclusive preview art from tomorrows top creators, as well as news and reviews from the frontlines of the British and Irish comics industry.
So if youâ€™re a reader and want to find out who will be the Alan Mooresâ€™, Grant Morrisonsâ€™ and Frank Quitelysâ€™ of the very near future, if you want to reminisce on the greats of your youth or you want a taste of something new and different to your normal comic shop fare; or if youâ€™re a sp/indie creator looking for a voice and a place to be seen, REDEYE is not to be missed.
REDEYE MAGAZINE ISSUE 2: Shipping MAY 2004, 60 PAGES, Â£3.00/$5.00/E5.00, QUARTERLY. Colour cover, b/w interiors. Contact Barry Renshaw, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“A professionally produced magazine dedicated to indie comics and creators is much needed and you’ve made a terrific start here – well written, nicely designed and chock-full of enthusiasm!” – ANDY WINTER, DEVILCHILD
“Redeye is staggeringly good in a multitude of ways… More than anything though, once you have read Redeye you feel the need for it to be there.” – COLIN DINNIE, UNDERFIRE COMICS