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Martin Stiff‘s The Absence was one of the more unusual and intriguing self published series to come out of the vibrant UK small press scene in recent years, offering some twisted mysteries in rural locations...

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Best Of The Year 2013: Martin Stiff

December 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

December means it’s Best Of The Year time at the FPI Blog. But it’s best of the year with a difference. We’ll tell you ours later in the month, but before then we present a...

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The Absence Issue 6 By Martin Stiff Since discovering The Absence back in 2009, I’ve championed and praised this quite wonderful comic whenever and wherever possible. The collection should be out from Titan Comics in...

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Reviews: The Absence Issue 5

May 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Absence Issue 5 By Martin Stiff If you follow the blog for any length of time, I reckon you may well know of my love for Martin Stiff’s brilliant, brilliant comic. Issues 1 & 2...

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So far this weekend I’ve told you about new work from Rachael Smith, new work from Simon Moreton, and now, to make it a hat-trick of fantastic-ness, and the most unexpected news… Martin Stiff has a new...

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Upcoming: The Absence – now a Titan Book

December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

A while back, this popped up in the comments thread of the review of The Absence #4, Martin Stiff’s frankly brilliant comic, of which I’ve raved over all four published issues in the six issue...

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Review: The Absence Returns…

September 7, 2012 | 5 Comments

The Absence Issue 4 By Martin Stiff I fell in love with this comic from the moment I first saw it, a couple of years back now. It made my best of 2010 with issues...

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That’s the (long overdue) cover to Martin Stiff’s 4th issue of The Absence. If you’ve been here for any length of time, you’ll know what a fan of this I truly am; issues 1 &...

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Another in the series that absolutely isn’t ripping off an idea from a certain long running radio show, how could you even think that? It’s FPI’s Desert Island Comics…. cue music… This time it’s the...

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UPCOMING: The Absence Issue 4….

June 24, 2012 | 1 Comments

The Absence Issue 4, Martin Stiff, out … “summer” … and about bloody time. My love for Martin Stiff’s The Absence is well known around these parts, and I’ve gone on, and on, and on,...

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