Independent Comics Pt. 1

Good afternoon all,

I’ve just spent the better half of this week checking out creator owned and usually self published works. Since committing myself to finally getting one of my ideas to paper and getting it produced I have actively tried to get involved in the creator owned online comic community and by golly there is a lot of good stuff out there. So I thought I would share with you some of the comics I’ve come across this week that are creator owned and published.

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Grimwood Crossing

Conner Bartel – Writer & Letterer

Atagun Ilhan – Illustrator

James Liswed – Cover

So I was really quite lucky to pick up a copy of this comic prerelease through reddit/comicwriting and I really thoroughly enjoyed it. So much so that I have remained in contact with the writer and cover artist ever since I came across their work. I have to be upfront and also point out  that they have been kind enough to critique my own work which has really been helpful developing as a writer.

Grimwood Crossing takes the popular theme of the supernatural (zombies, vampires etc) and transports it the Wild West and it does it well, very well in fact. The story is engaging and without giving away to many spoilers, follows the adventures of The Sheriff and his apprentice supernatural bounty hunter Bobby as they deal with the consequences of The Sheriff’s sordid past.

For an independent publisher and creator owned comic this was a great first entry into the world of comics from Bartel. The fact that this story ends on a tight cliffhanger that engages the reader to continue reading the next issue shows the strength of the writing.

Alas, we will have to wait for issue two and the remaining four issues after that to find out how it all ends but until that time you can buy Grimwood Crossing #1 at Amazon here.

Join me next week for Independent Comics Pt. 2.

N. S. Paul

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