Friday, October 30, 2009


The Paper Jam Comic Collective are back with another anthology!

The untitled kids-themed anthology mentioned back in September now has a name (Space Monkey, or to give its proper title Space Monkey, featuring: Squids, Bicycles, Cowboys, Skeletons, Bogeys, Dinosaurs, UFOs, Galleons, Loners, Emos, Aliens, Accidents, Bulls, Electricians, Pizza Pirates, Missing Heads, Secret Codes, Astronauts, Cheese, Massive Plants, Toilets, Tortoises and Bob...And That) and a form, being that it looks like what you see up above. The cover image is by Dan Gilmore and the whole thing was painstakingly put together and shaped into loveliness by Paul Thompson.

It works both as a fantastic kids comic (with all the laughs and excitement of our usual work but with none of the rude words) and further proof that Newcastle is a hotbed of comics talent. It is truly the nicest-looking anthology we've put out to date.

Space Monkey is available now from Travelling Man Newcastle and shortly via the site for the modest price of £3. We're in the midst of trying to get an online shop set up, but in the meantime if you want a copy and you don't live nearby drop us an e-mail and we will sort it out.

Check back here for details of an official launch...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Durham Book Festival

The Paper Jam Comics Collective were representin' at Durham Book Festival at the weekend, and there's a write up at Oscillating Brow's blog if you really must know what we got up to.

A massive Cheers me Dears to Leonie O'Moore who arranged our appearances at both Whitley Bay and Durham. Leonie's exhibiting some work at the Lit and Phil in Newcastle from the 2nd November until the 23rd December. You should go along because she's mint. So there.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Whitley Bay WordPlay Festival

Paul Thompson and Oscillating Brow attended the Whitley Bay WordPlay festival on Saturday, which was characterised as a battle for hearts and minds. We won of course, but during the quiet periods, we faffed about with pens and paper. As is our way.