Sunday, 23 November 2014

Butcher of Banner Cross Christmas

Three 32 page issues in b/w and red, or the 96 page Graphic Novel, that introduces a new paranormal investigator 'Punchline'. This is another surreal murder mystery from CDComics and follows the success of previous macabre whodunnits, Meadowhell, Football Crazy and Spring Heeled Jack. 




The three comics and the Graphic Novel Version is available on Kindle USACanadaAustraliaJapan, UKGermanySpainItaly, FranceBrazilMexico and India

IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT A KINDLE

The three issue narrative is also available as separate comics with the rest of CDComics
titles on 





Sunday, 28 September 2014

Meat is Murder Horror Graphic Novel

The Butcher of Banner Cross: Meat is Murder, has been released as a digital download Graphic Novel exclusively on Amazon Kindle price £3.16 and is also available on kindleunlimited


This is 93 black, white and red pages full of macabre horror murder. 
Murders that leaves London's Police baffled and having to rely on an paranormal investigator,
who is as much of a mystery as the serial killers he pursues.


WARNING: NOT FOR THOSE WITH WEAK STOMACHS


This Graphic Novel Version is available on Kindle USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, UKGermany, Spain, Italy, France, Brazil, Mexico and India

IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT A KINDLE

The three issue narrative is also available as separate comics with the rest of CDComics titles on 



Monday, 22 September 2014

Mr Green Digital Comic


CDComics are digital only and designed to be enjoyed
on your smartphone, tablet, desktop or android device, if you can't wait...
CDComics previous titles are already available to download.


DOWNLOAD WEBSITES: KoboAmazon KindleDrive Thru Comics,


Friday, 8 August 2014

Download Horror Comics on Kobo

Horror and much more, catch up with the four Surreal Murder Mysteries that have been getting rave reviews or maybe its and alien abduction tale or historical superhero narratives that grab you... Visit this blog for more details, sample pages and the independent reviews.

There's lots of surprises, including appearances by Tesla, Crowley, Stephen Fry, Alan Davis and other historical figures and current celebs, along with domain free fictional characters like Robin Hood and his gang, War Nurse, Carnacki, Richard Hannay and Spring Heeled Jack, plus plenty of OC as well. 


Digital comics to download from KOBO. Read them on your tablet, smartphone, PC or android device and it's only $8.99 a month... Click on the link for CDComics KOBO homepage.

Alternatively, you can download all the above titles direct from the following websites for just $2, £1.25 or equivalent each.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Sheffield CDrom Graphic Novels

That's six titles set in Sheffield, plus Eyam, Manhattan 1930 and War Nurse. Graphic Novels/Comics on CDRom and below is CDComics new poster for retailers.

The Graphic Novels/Comics are available locally from the following shops:

The Sheffield Space Centre on the Wicker
Broomhill's Galaxy 4 and the Record Collector
Rare and Racy on Devonshire Green
Blackwells on Mappin Street

and now Books on the Park (opposite Endcliffe Park)

The labelled CDroms with JPEG and PDF versions of the comic books 
are packaged in slimline DVD cases with wrap around covers. 


Here are a few independent review extracts

"It’s rare that a comic completely catches me off guard. With this series though, I was caught off guard completely when I read it, so much so that I leaned back in my chair and was like, “Damn… you got me.” around half way through the second issue when the bomb is dropped on you... I was blown away." Comic $astards, US Reviewer gave it 5 out of 5

"Daley’s unique, dry wit is the highlight of his writing. He may write great stories, but when it comes to the closing pages, there’s no one else to compare. CD Comics output has been nothing but a treat to read, with Meadowhell being no exception. Another cult gem." Horror Cult Films UK Reviewer

"So much work goes into giving a realistic bend to his comics that it really sets them apart from others which just do not have the same level of crazy detail... I was really drawn into this world, desperate to find out just what was going on." Rotting Zombie UK Reviewer gave it 8 out of 10

Don't worry, if you're not living or visting Sheffield, CDComics are also available to download from the following websites online:


Saturday, 7 June 2014

Commuting Tablet Reading


Perfect for the journey to and from work, these comics are produced for tablet and smartphone reading on the train, tube or bus.



Independent Reviews

"It’s rare that a comic completely catches me off guard. With this series though, I was caught off guard completely when I read it, so much so that I leaned back in my chair and was like, “Damn… you got me.” around half way through the second issue when the bomb is dropped on you... I was blown away." Comic $astards, US Reviewer gave it 5 out of 5

"Daley’s unique, dry wit is the highlight of his writing. He may write great stories, but when it comes to the closing pages, there’s no one else to compare. CD Comics output has been nothing but a treat to read, with Meadowhell being no exception. Another cult gem." Horror Cult Films UK Reviewer

"So much work goes into giving a realistic bend to his comics that it really sets them apart from others which just do not have the same level of crazy detail... I was really drawn into this world, desperate to find out just what was going on." Rotting Zombie UK Reviewer gave it 8 out of 10

Here's where you can buy the 32+ page comics

Alternatively, if you are an $8.99 monthly member of Scribd. you can download from their library... Click on the link for CDComics Scribd. homepage.


Thursday, 29 May 2014

Download Horror Comics on Scribd

Horror and much more, catch up with the four Surreal Murder Mysteries that have been getting rave reviews or maybe its and alien abduction tale or historical superhero narratives that grab you... Visit this blog for more details, sample pages and the independent reviews.

There's lots of surprises, including appearances by Tesla, Crowley, Fry, Davis and other historical figures and current celebs, along with domain free fictional characters like Robin Hood and his gang, War Nurse, Carnacki, Richard Hannay and Spring Heeled Jack, plus plenty of OC as well. 


Digital comics to download from Scribd. Read them on your tablet, smartphone, PC or android device and it's only $8.99 a month... Click on the link for CDComics Scribd. homepage.

Alternatively, you can download all the above titles direct from the following websites for just $2, £1.35 or equivalent each.


Monday, 26 May 2014

UK Indie Digital Comics

All the comics have a minimum of 32 pages and are priced around $2, £1.35 or equivalent. Meadowhell, Spring Heeled Jack, Football Crazy and The Butcher of Banner Cross are from the macabre Surreal Murder Mystery Series and Carnacki and Hannay offers a tale of alien abduction. Manhattan 1930, War Nurse and Stainless Steel 1913 are historical narratives from the Superhero genre and Robin Hood is a political action thriller set just six years into the future.


The comics are available from the following download sites



Friday, 11 April 2014

Comic Book Download Websites

So what are the options for the self-publisher when in comes to getting your comics on sites that will offer them for download to smartphones, tablets, etc... now that Comixology has been bought by Amazon?

And how is it working out for this small indie publisher?

Selling comics with a cover price was a decision I made early on, having decided to go for that, rather than having adverts on my website and earning through hits and secondary income, just a personal choice...

Going through Smashwords has given me access to Apple, Sony, Nook, Kobo, Diesel, Page Foundry, Baker Taylor Blio, Library Direct, Baker Taylor Axis, and more recently Flipkart, Oyster and Scripd.

I will have to hold comment on the last three, although I am hopeful with Scripd...

Sony and Diesel, that both sold well for me have now both gone belly up. While the other smaller sites like Page Foundry (down-loaders just want free titles) and Baker Taylor rarely get sales for me, so I've reduced my library output to a couple of taster comics that I offer free. 

The big three are definitely, Apple, Kobo and Nook and I've hit triple figure sales across those with several of my titles and they have expanded my audience from my local base.

Other sites not linked to Smashword like Drive Thru Comics have been slower, but I've sold a reasonably through them. 

About a month ago I uploaded a few titles to Comicsy and Lulu, but nothing at all so far, but never know

I was recently contacted by Inkbok, who run roughly on the same lines as Scripd and I am still contemplating, but will wait for the Scripd results before I decide.

Amazon is the only site that competes with the Big Three for me and I have sales through them that are my best with titles, while others seem to perform better on Kobo, Apple or Nook. 

My local sales through several, Sheffield shops, that's specialist comic shops, book shops, record shops, gift shops and even the local museums is still more lucrative than downloads, but I don't plan to retire... My Graphic Design Company still pays my mortgage and this is still only a hobby/sideline.

That's about it, I'm heading towards 2,000 sales now and I hope that this helps any would be indie comic publisher.

And here are my comics, I hope you fancy a read, there's a range of genres to choose from...






Stainless Steel Centenary on Kobo

After some problem with this comic book, that blends steampunk science and historical fact... It's finally available on Kobo again without any editorial changes.


Stainless Steel tells the story of the origins of the metal in Sheffield and also give Britain a new superhero in an action packed story.

The 32 page comic (1913 scenes in sepia and 2013 scens in full colour is available from the following websites priced $2, £1.25 or equivalent


Robin Hood Returns on Kobo

After some problem with this realistic comic book, political action thriller that pulls no punches and depicts the current political situation in Britain and is set just six years in the future... It's finally available on Kobo again without any editorial changes.


Here's a taster of what to expect...


From the top that's Robin Hood, Marion, Little John, Much the Miller's Son and Scarlet (yes he's female now).

The politics is left wing and socialist, like the Labour Party use to be and the facts are all true as is the corruption amongst the Politicians of 2020, ring any bells.

Robin Hood 2020, a 32 page full colour comic is available from the following websites priced around $2/£1.25 or equivalent

Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/craig-daley/id528912381?mt=11

Monday, 7 April 2014

Manhattan 1930 comic #1-3 back on Kobo

It's taken an age to sort, but Manhattan 1930: The Man in the White Suit is finally back on Kobo and ready to download priced at just around $2, £1.25 or Euro equivalent for each comic.


on KOBO

That's 120+ full colour pages in total, between the three issues with Nikola Tesla and Aleister Crowley and this is what independent reviewer from Horror Cult Films had to say,

"You’ve got to hand it to Craig Daley of CDComics. His imagination and concept of whodunnit stories are magnificent as he creates a picture, or rather a graphic novel, of a bustling alternate world that still has roots in real life."

There's more at Horror Cult Films, where they review all three issues in detail...

The three comics are also available from the following sites







Friday, 28 March 2014

Horror Comics New to Comicsy

With a back catalogue of 18 digital download comic books each with a minimum of 32 pages CDComics are now being added to the UK Indie Market Place on COMICSY.

So far it's just 3 of the 18, but more will follow... All the comics are priced at £1.30


You can find CDComics on this link COMICSY

For more info, images and independent reviews visit CDComics blog 

The following covers are all completed comics that are currently on sale on the download sites listed below.



Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Craig-Daley/e/B0070OKNKQ/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0


CDComics are also available locally in Graphic Novel form on CDrom, that's Sheffield UK... From Broomhill's Galaxy 4 and Record Collector, the Space Centre on the Wicker, Charisma in Crosspool, Blackwells on Mappin Street and Rare and Racey on Devonshire Green.




Thursday, 27 March 2014

Horror Comic Book Trilogy Reviewed

Independent reviewer '3 Million Years' takes a close look at 'The Butcher of Banner Cross' and here's what they had to say...

"What starts of as a simple (albeit brutal) murder becomes something else in this excellent 3-part story from CD Comics
There’s a lot going on in this story, but although you feel immersed, you never feel overwhelmed with the information coming your way. The story is excellently written with some character moments and some really good descriptive parts. When you get to the ending of the story, you do get a feeling that you should have thought of that – all the clues are there!
The art is well done, combining the gruesome butcher scenes with some nice reactive pieces – also giving you visual clues to the final conclusion, but you won’t know it!

I really enjoyed this story and the three parts make a compelling read contrasting the police procedural and the paranormal well that would transfer well on to the screen! 
Worth checking out."

You can read the full review at 3MY

CDComics titles are available from the following download sites





Horror Comics and More on Scribd.

CDComics latest Surreal Murder Mystery title is now available on Scribd. This is the forth story in the Macabre Horror Whodunit series that are all set in Sheffield UK and has an unexpected twist that takes regular readers back to the first title in series Meadowhell.



The Butcher of Banner Cross: Meat is Murder, has been getting some rave reviews
and Horror Cult Films said, 'A MUST READ FOR ALL HORROR FANS

All CDComics titles are currently available on Scribd. to download for smartphones,
tablets and android devices etc

So if horror with plenty of dark humour isn't to your taste, you could try
the Pulp Fiction style  'Manhattan 1930', the political action thriller 'Robin Hood 2020',
steampunk science in 'Stainless Steel', a UFO mystery in 'Eyam' or
maybe it's superheroes you want, well there's always 'War Nurse'


Now with Scribd. it's $8.99 a month for unlimited downloads, 
but at the moment you can get a free months trial
and the good news is the struggling self publishing author still gets the royalties

Alternatively my comics are available on


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Sheffield Star Banner Cross Graphic Novel News

CDComics 4th Surreal Murder Mystery 'Meat is Murder: The Butcher of Banner Cross' is now available on CDRom from the following shops in Sheffield, Rare and Racey on Devonshire Green, Sheffield's Space Centre on the Wicker, Blackwells Mappin Street, Charisma in Crosspool, Broomhill's Galaxy 4 and Record Collector.



The 96 page Graphic Novel in black, white and red is priced at just £2.50 and is packaged in a slimline DVD case with a wrap around cover and is compatible with all PC CDrom drives. This is part of what the Sheffield Star had to say...

MORE MAYHEM FROM CRAIG by Colin Drury, Sheffield Star Dairy Page

He’s previously published comic books featuring murder around Meadowhall, a killer in Attercliffe and foul play at Bramall Lane and Hillsborough.
Safe to say, the Sheffield which appears in the stories of Craig Daley isn’t the most cheerful place.
Now the graphic designer, from Crookes, has released the fourth work in his quartet of South Yorkshire noir comics - and the killing keeps coming.
Full news item at http://www.thestar.co.uk/features/take-two-with-colin-drury-1-6503043



If you prefer your macabre horror on the move, the Graphic Novel is available in three 32 page parts for Smartphones, Tablets and various Android devices from the following websites, priced around £1.30 each.






Thursday, 13 March 2014

New Digital Horror Comic

"A Must Read for Horror Fans." Horror Cult Films


"Daley's Surreal Mystery Series never fails to be entertaining." Rotting Zombie

The Butcher of Banner Cross is available in three parts to digitally download, Punchline, Meat is Murder and Sliced and Diced. Each issue is priced around $2, £1.30 or Euro equivalent on the following eBook websites.


And here's where you can find the full independent reviews of all three issues

Horror Cult Films at  
http://horrorcultfilms.co.uk/category/comics/

Rotting Zombie at
http://therottingzombie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/the-butcher-of-banner-cross-part-3.html

All CDComics titles are also available locally in Sheffield UK on CDrom from the following shops, Rare and Racey on Devonshire Green, Charisma in Crosspool, Broomhill's Galaxy 4 and the Record Collector, Blackwells on Mappin Street and Sheffield Space Centre on the Wicker 








Sunday, 9 March 2014

Meat is Murder Graphic Novel


The three parts of the 'Butcher of Banner Cross' have now been brought together and released on CDrom by CDComics. This 96 page Graphic Novel in black, white and red is available from several shops in Sheffield and comes in a slimline DVD case with a wrap around cover.

It's currently available at Sheffield's Space Centre on the Wicker, Rare and Racey on Devonshire Green and Broomhill's Galaxy 4 and Record Collector.

Meat is Murder is the fourth Graphic Novel title in CDComics Surreal Murder Mystery Series, that has previously featured Meadowhell, the Attercliffe Prowler and Football Crazy (in both SUFC and SWFC colours) and that are also available at the shops listed above.

This Graphic Novel is a macabre whodunit with some dark humour and all the clues to solve this supernatural murder mystery are in the pages of the comic, but expect the unexpected this is a surreal murder mystery.

Quick Synopsis
In 2006 two gruesome murders take place in Banner Cross. The police are baffled and their investigation is complicated by the arrival of Watkins an Agent from the Office of Paradoxical and Unnatural Security (OPUS). Or rather it's complicated by Watkins involving Punchline, an investigator who specialises in the paranormal, who is as much of a mystery as the murders he is investigating. 

CDComics are also available to download from the following site