It's almost spring. The sun may be about to come out of hiding. What better time to look ahead to the comics that can keep us under the duvet at home.

Here are 10 comics we can't wait to read in 2015:

1. Pablo, Julie Birmant and Clement Oubrerie, SelfMadeHero, April

A graphic biography of the most important artist of the 20th century, Birmant and Oubrerie's strip takes in lovers, rivals and the development of artistic style. Expect sex, death and Henri Matisse. The temptation to quote Jonathan Richman at this juncture is overwhelming.

2 Lone Sloane , Philippe Druillet, May

It's about time. In recent years the graphic novel upswing has seen the return to print of such French hippy cartoon royalty as Moebius (The Incal) and Jean-Claude Forest (Barbarella). So, Philippe Druillet's Lone Sloane strips are overdue an English translation. Druillet was one of the key contributors to the French magazine Metal Hurlant and his stories combine the cosmic grandeur of Jack Kirby with Lovecraftian inspired cosmic horror. Titan Books are publishing The 6 Voyages of Lone Sloane in May, with Delirius to follow later.

3 Buttertubs, Donya Todd, Avery Hill, June

"Buttertubs is a dog who always wants to save the dudes and damsels in distress, but who always mucks it up on account of his inability to stop sweating butter." Admit it, you're intrigued. Todd's 2013 graphic novel Death and the Girls (Blank Slate) was a pure delight so we can't wait for a new collection of her silly, sweet, slightly salacious comic strips. We imagine that she's drawing these while overdosing on Sunny D. (Can you still get that?) It's possible that the Sunny D has been spiked.

4 Complete Eightball, Daniel Clowes, Fantagraphics, June

Eightball was the comic that made Clowes's reputation (even if some of us are still pretty fond of its predecessor Lloyd Llewellyn). The nineties comic which housed the original serialisations of Like A Velvet Glove Cast in Iron and Ghost World is here given the deluxe hardback boxed set treatment. Because it's worth it, presumably.

5 Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels edited by Tom Devlin & various artists, Drawn & Quarterly, May

It's almost 800 pages long. Really. And all to celebrate the publisher who gave us Seth, Adrian Tomine and Chester Brown. This huge tome includes essays by Jonathan Lethem and Margaret Atwood and new work from the likes of Kate Beaton, Michael DeForge, Ruto Modan and Jillian Tamaki. All behind a cover from Scotland's very own Tom Gauld. Clear some space on your coffee table.

6 Hit, Vanesa Del Rey and Bruce Carlson, Boom!, March

Strictly pulp thrills. And none the worse for that. Del Ray and Carlson's 1950s LA crime drama is dark and nasty and Del Rey's art looks like it's been ripped off the cover of a Dell Books paperback. If you've finished the latest James Ellroy you could do worse than pick this up.

7 Pope Hats 4, Ethan Rilly, AdHouse Books, June

Finally. Finally. It's been three years since the last issue of Pope Hats which is ridiculous. However, given that Canadian cartoonist Rilly's work is so good we can forgive him. When his Frances and Vickie story is finally gathered together into graphic novel form it will win awards. But for the moment we will take what we can get.

8 Killing and Dying, Adrian Tomine, Drawn & Quarterly, October

And while we're in the vicinity of dirty realist cartoon strips, here's one of the masters. Tomine celebrates 20 years of his Optic Nerve comic with this new collection of six stories in full colour. One for every ageing arts graduate with a complicated emotional life. That covers most of us, right?

9 The Realist, Asaf Hanuka, Archaia, April

And one final tranche of autobiographical comics. Israeli cartoonist Asaf Hanuka created the excellent Bipolar comic with his brother Tomer. This book collects the best of the weekly comic strips he has been using to catalogue family life in Tel Aviv.The politics of place is inevitably part of the story so what might surprise is how funny this often is.

10 Bad Company, Peter Milligan & Rufus Dayglo, 2000AD, September

As a tribute to the late Brett Ewins who died recently, writer Peter Milligan has teamed up with Tank Girl artist Rufus Dayglo to give us a new story, First Casualties, in the future war series Bad Company which Milligan created with Ewins and Jim McCarthy. Milligan, who went on to write strips for DC and Marvel, including X-Men and Justice League, hasn't written for 2000AD for 13 years and he's dedicating First Casualties to his late friend and colleague. "I hope it's a fitting tribute to a man without whom Bad Company would never have been what it was."