Paper Jam's spiritual home, the basement of Travelling Man Newcastle, is now a fab multi-purpose art/music venue known as Nerd Hutch. Also: a couple of weeks isn't a lot of time to get much comic-making done. Result: PJCC's 2nd and 4th Thursday meeting were getting difficult to timetable amongst gigs and were hard for jammers to commit to attending consistently.
Starting in April, the Paper Jam Comics Collective will meet monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month - still at 6.30pm and still at the Nerd Hutch at Travelling Man.
The March meetings are just a bit of shuffling around until we get to that point:
March 12th: there's a gig in Nerd Hutch, so as a one-off Paper Jam will meet across the road at Geek Retreat (then maybe even go to the gig).
March 26th: meeting as normal (except this is the last 'official' fourth Thursday of a month).
THEN, for the rest of 2015:
9th April / 14th May / 11th June / 9th July / 13th August /
10th September / 8th October / 12th November / 10th December
all 6.30pm, at Travelling Man
And yeah, occasionally there may be other events or fourth Thursday drink-n-draws, or whatever, but those are the core dates, those are dates when maybe stuff will get done, you can get a good chat, do a 24-minute comic, show off your latest publication, talk about upcoming events, etcetera. That's the plan, anyway.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Breaking news! The Paper Jam Comics Collective will be representing at the inaugural Sunderland Comic Con this weekend - 21st/22nd February.
We might even have copies, hot off the press, of our latest food-themed anthology..........
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The collective will be releasing their 10th collaborative comics anthology as part of the Late Shows here in Newcastle on 17th May. We're working in collaboration with The Holy Biscuit and our anthology, as well as artwork from inside, will be part of a larger exhibition entitled 'Urban Fictions'. Because this is something of a milestone for the collective, after 7 years of awesomeness, we decided the anthology would also serve as something of a love/hate letter to the city that brought us all together. The cover was drawn by long-time Paper Jammer and all-round splendid gentleman, Gary Bainbridge and the book itself will contain strips by these lovely people:
Duncan Watson & Nigel Maughan
If you've submitted something but don't see your name on the list above, please get in touch with Jack at email@example.com to put him right. He's had a lot of e-mails and messages across several platforms over the last few weeks and is a confused young man at the best of times.
Go comix! x