New Year, New Bookshops

Six new bookshops with an emphasis on digital comics.

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Welcome to 2021! How bad can it be, right...?

Well, luckily for us, I've discovered a few more DRM-free bookshops to add to our list. After a hot tip from Twitter, we have some fantastic artist-owned digital comic shops to share, along with a non-fiction publisher-owned shop.

Let's go!


Van Haren Publishing

Added 3rd of January, 2021

Founded in 2001, Van Haren Publishing has become the world’s leading publisher in best practice, frameworks, methods, and standards within IT Management, Project Management, Enterprise Architecture, and Business Management. 

Based in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, they are the official publisher for some of the world’s leading organizations in these areas and their frameworks and standards, including The Open Group, IPMA, ASL BiSL Foundation, IAOP®, IVI, IFDC, and IACCM. 

Books are available in PDF format.

Visit Van Haren Publishing


Panel Syndicate

Added 6th of January, 2021

Panel Syndicate hosts DRM-free digital comics directly from creators to readers around the world, for whatever the hell they want to pay.

Panel Syndicate was founded in 2013 by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artists Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente to publish and distribute their creator-owned comic THE PRIVATE EYE, a forward-looking mystery whose success allowed them to open up the site to new series by different creators:

Creators keep all the rights to their series and you can download each and every one of our oversized issues, for any price you think is fair. 100% of your payments go directly into the greedy mitts of the authors and will help fund the rest of these stories that we're very proud to present, so thanks for reading...

Purchased comics can be downloaded in either PDF, CBR or CBZ formats.

Visit Panel Syndicate


Jules Scheele

Added 6th of January, 2021

Jules is a comic artist based in Glasgow.

Over the last few years Jules have illustrated a few books in the graphic history series from icon books, most notably Queer: A Graphic History and Gender: A Graphic guide, written by Dr. Meg-John Barker. These books are available online and in all good book stores. Sexuality: A Graphic guide launched in late 2020.

Comics are available in PDF format.

Visit Jules Scheele


Mario Candelaria

Added 6th of January, 2021

Comic book writer, Mario Candelaria, sells a limited selection of comics from his own Gumroad shop.

The most popular recent title is Tales from the Pandemic, written by MArio and illustrated by a range of artists.

Books are available in PDF format.

Visit Mario Candelaria

Phillip Sevy

Added 6th of January, 2021

Phillip Sevy began his comics career with "Heartless Dark" a weekly webcomic he wrote, penciled, inked, and colored. At its conclusion, Phillip attended the Savannah College of Art and Design where he got his MFA in Sequential Art. He was named a runner-up in the 2014 Top Cow Talent Hunt competition.

For Top Cow, he’s drawn The Freeze, Magdalena, Athena IX, Poseidon IX, The Tithe vol 2 as well as contributing to Witchblade 185 (the final issue of the landmark series).

Phillip is most known for his work on Dark Horse’s Tomb Raider series, which he’s drawn 16 issues of.

Phillip's 'Figh SZine' Oneshot, a silent comic that is one giant, sweeping, and epic fight scene, is available from his Gumroad shop.

The comic is available in either standard (free) or hi-rez (paid) PDF format

Visit Phillip Sevy


Artyom Trakhanov

Added 11th of January, 2021

Artyom Trakhanov is a Siberian-born artist residing in St. Petersburg.

After his North American comics debut with Image's Undertow, Artyom worked on titles like Turncoat and The 7 Deadly Sins.

Artyom spends his nonexistent free time on SLAVIC NIHILISM, a creator-owned anthology that's published both in Russian and English.

His digital comics are available in CBZ & PDF formats.

Visit Artyom Trakhanov


Those should keep us all busy for a bit, right? You can find these bookshops and almost 300 more over at the full DRM-free Bookshop list.

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