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Friday, 31 July 2009

Redeye 2.1: Buy It, Read It and Plug It

Generous Redeye editor Barry Renshaw has just sent us a comp copy of the re-launched British indie comics magazine - and it's simply brilliant.

Relaunched as a pdf-only monthly magazine mainly focusing on the indie British comics scene, the mag comes crammed with news, reviews, features and stuff worth talking about, and is more than worth the measly £1/$1.50 cost of a download.

As well as a quick response to Marvel's purchase of MarvelMan in the news section it includes interviews with Leah Moore and John Reppion on The Complete Dracula and the critically-acclaimed The Trial of Sherlock Holmes and artists Colton Worley and Aaron Campbell. Cartoonist and festival organiser Oliver Smith talks about throwing out the rule book for the British small press and building something better; New York born and raised illustrator Liz Baillie discusses her comics, her love for the Bouncing Souls and her Jabba the Hutt face; Ben Dickson talks to Garen Ewing about Rainbow Orchid blossoming under a new deal with publisher Egmont; Northern Irish illustrator Bridgeen Gillespie talks about curious rabbits, hissy fits and being open to interpretation; and as part of his 100 Days, 100 Cartoonists series, Citizen Badham talks to creators Adam Cadwell and Jim Medway about unconventional narratives, the value of the everyday and deflated balloons.

And as if that wasn't enough, there's The Secret History of... Irish Comix, in which Niall Kitson uncovers the growing Irish Comics scene ready for the international stage.

With great design and fascinating content, this is a terrific new start for Redeye and, in the continued absence of Comics International, well worth checking out. Highly recommended! Grab it now and tell your friends...

• REDEYE MAGAZINE ISSUE 2.1: 114 pages, colour, PDF format, 82mb direct download. Just £1/$1.50! Dowload it from www.enginecomics.co.uk/redeye

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