January 26, 2016

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Digging into Digital: Caravan of Comics Gives You a Free Mini Weekly



Continuing the focus on comics and creators that aren't easily accessed here in the United States, I wanted to bring to your attention the Caravan of Comics, a site that provides a new mini-comic from a different creator each week. Apparently, they did this in 2015 and I didn't know it, which really bums me out, but I'm on board for 2016, using their easy e-mail sign-up. (If you prefer, you can get updates via Twitter or Facebook.) From looking around, it seems their focus is on Australian creators, not unlike the Mini-Comic of the Month Club from Smaller Comics.

The premise is simple. They pick a creator and tell you a little bit about them, along with a free digital mini that you can download in the format of your choice, including PDF and CBZ. They also let you know where you can find the creator online as well as how to buy their work if you like the comic that you read. What's really interesting to me is that these aren't just eight-page samplers, either-they're real, full, mini-comics.

This is such a great idea! Last year's Caravan featured Jonathan King, Toby Morris, Andrew Fulton, and many, many others, most of whom I admittedly don't know by name.

Best of all, you haven't missed any creators yet. First up is Lachlan Conn, with Judee, a comic about a girl who goes for a walk and meets a witch.

There's no cost involved in this, and it's amazing for anyone who wants to expand their comics horizons in 2016. Go visit the Caravan of Comcis here!