Monday, December 13, 2010

Thought Bubble 2010


The Paper Jam Comics Collective made themselves known at last month's Thought Bubble convention in Leeds, taking over an entire row of tables.  Group members exhibiting were Ben Clark, Paul Thompson, Daniel Clifford, Martin Newman, Terry Wiley, Gary Bainbridge, Andy Waugh, Jack Fallows and, running the dedicated PJCC table, Brittany Coxon and James CornellMike was there too, running the Travelling Man table.

Sales differed from table to table, so for a fuller account of the day's events, I'd suggest you check out 'He Said/She Said' delights of the following links...


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

24 Hour Comic

Organised by Martin Newman, members of the PJCC will expand our 24 remit beyond the 24 minute comic and once more take part in 24 Hour Comics Day .

From the 09h00 on the 2nd of October to 09h00 on the 3rd of October, we will suffer once more, but we will prevail, we will have 24 pages of comics, each, in 24 hours.

Photo's and stories from the event will appear on the Newcastle 24 Hour Comics Day Blog, which can be found at: http://newcastle24hrcomic.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

"Art...And That" Launch - The Aftermath

(Jack ably managing the stall)

A little late, I know, but here is a rundown of the recent launch of our newest anthology Art...And That.  The outside-funded anthology marked a new way of us producing work and the launch party followed suit, taking us away from the pub and into the art gallery, exposing our work to a new clientele.

And so, a few Fridays back, the majority of the PJCC camped off to the DLI Museum & Art Gallery in Durham, where the exhibition What Are You Like? was officially opened and previewed to invited guests.

(What Are You Like?)
Complimenting this was, of course, the release of our specially-commissioned anthology, as well as the unveiling of exhibitions by the local illustration group Set Of Drawers...

(Set Of Drawers)

...and a temporary base for collection of the Salford Zine Library (which amongst its works features titles by PJCC members Jack Fallows and Andy Waugh).

(the Salford Zine Library)

Amongst all the wine, networking and sophisticated art appreciating, there was also a large-scale group game of Pictionary - appallingly attempted by nominated PJCC representative Andy.  After this, the evening's entertainment relocated to Empty Shop HQ for a special exhibition by their in-house artist group The Freebirds, poetry readings and an interactive exhibition by the touring Beermat Show.

(Freebirds exhibit at Empty Shop HQ)

(Beermat Show)
All in all a cracking night.  It was truly an honour and a privilege to be featured alongside such talented folks.  A big thanks goes to the DLI for having us and our friends at Empty Shop for funding the anthology.  The exhibition runs until the 5th of September and there are copies of Art...And That for sale there while stocks last.

(photos courtesy of Victoria Humphries)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Art...And That Launches (with more added fun!)


As we've already mentioned a million times already, our latest anthology - the specially commissioned Art...And That - is being officially launched this Friday (the 23rd) as part of a huge series of art events in Durham, over two venues (click for maps) - the DLI Museum & Durham Art Gallery (6pm-8pm) and Empty Shop HQ (8.30pm-10.30pm) - and encompasing:

4 exhibitions
The Art...And That launch
The Salford Zine Library in the North East for the first time
Poetry & performance
Loads of fun and games

There's a full rundown on the Empty Shop site.

All are welcome to attend - the more the merrier.  If you would like to come to the launch, please join the following Facebook events:



Sunday, July 18, 2010

Made In Newcastle

(Don't forget the Art and That launch this Friday at the DLI Museum and Art Gallery in Durham!)

The Paper Jam Comics Collective are proud to be a part of the Made In Newcastle shop after making friends with the Newcastle Crafts Mafia at the Kite Festival.

MIN occupies a four story empty shop on Nun Street, which includes a shop, an informal meeting area, a workshop space and a gallery, ran as a collective and selling all kinds of beautiful and interesting work that is of course made in Newcastle. It now sells the comics of the Paper Jam Comics Collective - both our '...and That' anthologies and individual books.

You can find out more about it at the Made In Newcastle blog or facebook page.

The shop opening last weekend was an enormous success, and featured a doodle wall which the PJCC took to like ducks to water. If you're in the area, you should stop by.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friendship Festival Redux

The PJCC were at the International Friendship Festival in Washington last weekend: Britt, Paul, Martin, Gary, Oscillating Brow, Stacey and Christian Kerr were all out and about.

This is a really great event, and we were in a tent with a combination of book sellers and craftspeople selling fantastic cakes, dolls and the like. Thanks to Leonie O'Moore for helping us get organized, and thanks to everyone who stopped by our table and checked out our comics.

A fair few comics were sold, and were really pleased that Space Monkey went down well as it was conceived at the same event last year, when we discovered that we had embarrassingly little of interest to kids.

We also made some new friends: Made in Newcastle and the Newcastle Crafts Mafia - more on these fantastic people shortly!

Here are some pictures of ourselves and our table, as is customary, and also kites on a sunny day, which is less common:


Friday, July 2, 2010

International Friendship Festival 2010

The P.J.C.C. will be out and about in Washington this weekend at the International Friendship Festival.

We had a great time there last year, when despite having a great time, we really didn't have much to interest kids. This year, everything changes: as well as our usual collection of comics and zines, we have the excellent SpaceMonkey Anthology.

It runs from Eleven till Five on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of July. You can find it here:


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Monday, June 28, 2010

EGO - A Celebration of Differences

Daniel, Britt, Jack and Paul attended the EGO festival in Durham, sold some comics, met some lovely people and presided over a lot of young people drawing comics, courtesy of Jack and Daniel's Comic Book Workshops who now have a blog! Some very interesting, original and occasionally alarming characters and situations were devised.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Art...And That - Deadline Reminder!




Art...And That is coming together nicely - we have a cover now, courtesy of Mr. Gary Bainbridge.  And isn't it gorgeous?  Thanks Gary!  If you want in on the project, you've got but 10 hours left to e-mail your submission to Andy . Less if you want to submit a hard copy at the next meeting (6.30pm tonight).


To give you a flavour of the competition, here is a little sampler of some of the submissions thus far...


(l-r: Jack Fallows, Lindsay Roberts, Dennis J Reinm├╝ller, Terry Wiley, Andy Waugh and Brittany Coxon)

As has been the case with the last two anthologies, the quality of work on show has gone from strength to strength.  Well done to everyone who has already submitted, and to those still working on theirs - consider this a challenge!

The official launch for Art...And That will be at the DLI gallery in Durham on Friday 23 July at 6pm.  I'll post the official invite flyer when it is made available to me.

Friday, June 11, 2010

EGO festival, Durham

The PJCC will at the EGO festival on Sunday 27th of June - a daylong event celebrating unique North East talent and held at Durham live lounge.

The EGO festival is a free family event with performances such as dance troupes, youth theatres, fashion shows and music as well as stalls displaying Artists work including our own fine comics.

Jack & Daniel's Comic Book Workshops will also have lots of comics worksheets - so everyone can join the fun!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Music Anthology Update!

Hi all,

Just so you don't think this idea has evaporated, I thought I'd give you all an update. I'm talking to more bands about getting involved with this project for PJCC members who haven't hooked up with musicians yet, I'm contacted venues about hosting a launch gig and simultaneous gallery show, and I'm quite fond of the idea of making the format of the anthology 7" single size, or at least a square so we can make it look like a record!

If you're feeling lazy about this, just look at this list of confirmed participants to make you feel terrible about yourself!

Gary Bainbridge - Dogtanion
Simon Cavanagh (?) – The May Day Projects
Mike Duckett - The Casual Terrorist
Chris Fairless - Ragged Army
Jack Fallows - O'Messy Life
Chris Hately - Odd Shaped Head (?)
Leo Hunt - Brilliant Mind (TBC)
Ian Mayor - The Stillwells (?)
Leonie O’Moore - Glen Charleston
Paul Thompson – Mister Fusty
Andrew Waugh - Winona Forever
Terry Wiley - ?

FAVOUR: Could these participants please expand on the information I've pieced together here and correct any mistakes I might have made please?

FAVOUR 2: Could anyone not on this list who does have a band please post your name and the name of your chosen band as a comment on this post so I can add you?

I should have some answers from people and places before the week is out so updates very soon!

Cheers
-Jack

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Art...And That (special anthology brief)


Attention all Paper Jammers - the PJCC is collaborating with Empty Shop and the DLI gallery in Durham for their forthcoming hosting of the "What Are You Like?" exhibition in July. The exhibition contains work from an impressive array of artists and illustrators, including David Shrigley, Eric Carle, Jan Pienkowski and Quentin Blake.

As part of Empty Shop's involvement, they are providing complete funding for a brand spanking new ...And That anthology to be sold at the DLI and any additional events. I shouldn't need to hammer home how good an opportunity this is to get involved in the larger North East artistic community and spread the good name of Paper Jam to a new audience.

So, without further ado, the brief for the next anthology is...

ART...AND THAT

It's quite simple. Pick your favourite artist, artistic movement or piece of art and do a comic about it. This can include anything from paintings, to photography, to sculpture and be about classical or modern art (and everything in between). Go as wild as you like with it. However, bare in mind that this is being specifically produced for a mainstream art crowd. So...

1) Keep it clean. No swearing or sex. If you're doing a piece about Botticelli's Venus, then it's understood that there'd be a nude lady in there. Just keep it tasteful.

2) Keep it accessible. I know we're all comic fans, but let's not have an anthology full of comics about Jack Kirby or Chris Ware, please. It's going in a mainstream gallery and hoping to appeal to a mainstream audience, so let's look to classical or modern art first before dipping into back issues of Fantasic Four for inspiration. I know this will wind up a few people and likely kick off a "comics as acceptable art" debate, but tough. We can do a "comics as acceptable art" themed anthology some other time.

Other than those restrictions, your submission can be as irreverent and off-the-wall as you like.

There's only ONE PAGE per member this time, instead of two, but as usual you can collaborate with others to raise your page count if you wish. The whole thing will be A4 and B&W, with the aim to have a colour cover. The funding is limited, so we're trying to do as much with it as possible (hence the limited page allocation).

This anthology brief will be verbally announced at the next meeting on Thursday 3rd June and the deadline for submissions will be at the following meeting on Thursday 17th June. There is a tight schedule on this one, so there will be none of the late allowances given on History...And That. We're giving you a week's bonus time right now, so that's three weeks to do one page.

Could you also submit the credits for the piece, along with a web/e-mail address (at your discretion) for inclusion along the bottom of your piece? Ta, muchly.

Andy Waugh is the go-to guy on this project, so if you could e-mail any submissions to him here, that would be most helpful.

When you know what your subject is, please post it as a comment below, so we can see how things are shaping up on the project. Now...LET'S GET CRACKING!

UPDATE: Carlo at Empty Shop has suggested that if anyone is stuck for inspiration, then it might be an idea to check out the famous artists/designers/illustrators/photographers who are taking part in the exhibition and do a strip about one of them. Some of them are on the site here, if you want a look.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

History...And That (update)

The group's next anthology, the historian-bating 'History...And That', is nearing completion. So far, we have around half the submissions, with the tardier members handing in by next Thursday. So if you're one of those late-comers - get to it!

In the book so far are tales of war, love, murder, insanity, exploration and scientific discovery. Plus there's promise of immense battles and tales from before and beyond history to come. In the meantime, here's a peek at the cover, a re-mix by Andy Waugh of Christian Kerr's amazing line-art submission...

Keep checking the blog for further news and tidbits about the anthology and it's subsequent launch.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

No, Alan, you CLiNT!

Awright you muthas...

This is from a couple of weeks ago but is still on the go, and is now revealed to be for Mark Millar's forthcoming comics/pop culture journalism magazine CLiNT. So anybody fancy applying connected with PJCC?

http://forums.millarworld.tv/index.php?showtopic=92889

Mikey T

Monday, April 26, 2010

Book Club Clubbing Club Re-Launch

Hello All,

Once upon a time the PJCC did a regular book club at its meetings, and we've decided to start doing this again because it was tons of fun. The first book we'll all be purchasing and going away to read will be Book of Lists by Paul Rainey (small press). The book costs £10.95 and can be grabbed from the small press section at Travelling Man. We'll be getting more copies in this week, so if you come in and there are none just pop back later! We'll be reading this one for the Comics Evening on 6th April, 6:30pm onwards at Travelling Man.


If you have any ideas for further books to read, e-mail them through: tmne_smallpress@yahoo.co.uk

-Jack

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Music...and that

Hello All,

This summer, the PJCC will be launching a music-themed anthology on the unsuspecting public. The form of this item and its launch are still undecided, but make no mistake - it will be epic. If you think this is something you'd like to get involved with, here's what you need to do:

1) Find an unsigned band, local or otherwise, and ask them if you could use one or more of their songs as a theme/stimulus/inspiration for your comic. Further to that, if they are local, ask them if they'd be up for playing at the launch event too. Make sure you include this, or your own version of when asking:

"The Paper Jam Comics Collective is a non-profit creative community, so all money made from the anthology and launch event will be put into our next project. For that reason, we can't offer bands any money for the use of their music, or for their live performances. However, the collective will cover the cost of equipment hire and of course the cost of printing the comic and burning the CDs. We're hoping this will be a mutually-beneficial endeavour, and it will generate a lot of exposure for the bands involved as well as the comic book artists. Please verify that you understand and agree with these terms so that everyone is on the same page."

If things get way legal, just drop me a line and I'm sure we can sort it out: tmne_smallpress@yahoo.co.uk

2) E-mail me when you've had a "yes" answer from a band, or if you want to submit but can't find a band. That means I can hook people up and make a "playlist" if you like, so we know that nobody is doing the same band twice and we can get an idea of numbers. We haven't got a definite deadline or format for submissions yet, but I will be releasing one shortly after our History...and that anthology has been released, so point number three:

3) Watch this space!

Cheers,
-Jack

Sunday, April 11, 2010

P.R.E.S.S. at Washington Arts Centre (follow-up)


There was a whole crowd of Paper Jam members at the P.R.E.S.S. event at Washington Arts Centre yesterday. Andy and Gary were minding the stall all day, with support and nattering from Paul, Martin, Oscillating Brow and Mike D.

Business was slow (as is usually the nature of these things), but everyone who came was enthusiastic for the cause of independent publishing, and we made a few sales and had a lot of nice chats with people. Other stalls included comics, independent book publishers (of everything from poetry to horror fiction to children's books), and gorgeous art books (literally - books made into art). Mike D also produced and set up a wonderful zine trail especially for the event, which had inquisitive parties scouting the building for pages of a miniature zine.

Representatives of top London comics and zine team We Are Words + Pictures were there selling copies of their anthologies and individual works. It was a pleasure to have a natter with them and force them to buy some of our stuff.

Here's the obligatory photo of our stall...


...why we keep taking the same damn photo at every event is beyond me. The covers look nice, though!

Big thanks to Leonie at P.R.E.S.S. for organising the event and inviting us to come aboard.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Space Monkey review in The Crack


Space Monkey has been reviewed - very favourably - in top North East listings magazine The Crack.

Singled out for praise are Gary Bainbridge and Andy Waugh's silent six panel gags, and in particular, Martin and Sophie Newman's 'Alan The Confused Tortoise'.

You can read the whole thing below:

North East Geek Feast


The Pilot Episode of the North East Geek Feast - a new podcast by Lily Daniels and Daniel Clifford is now available.

STARTER :
Reviews of Kick Ass (the film), Comic Book Heroes (magazine), Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way and Girl Comics (comics), and the 24 Hour Comic Challenge (the event).

PALATE CLEANSER :
Retail Review of March with Mike Thompson, Travelling Man Newcastle's marvellous manager.

MAIN COURSE :
Paper Jam Comics Collective documentary featuring interviews with Martin Newman, Jack Fallows, Mike Thompson, Britt Coxon, Gary Bainbridge and Andy Waugh.

DESSERT :
In conversation with the boys behind Trenchfoot; Gav McPhail and the man known as Regan.

Monday, April 5, 2010

P.R.E.S.S. at Washington Arts Centre

The Paper Jam Comics Collective will be at Washington Arts Centre next Saturday (10th April) for the P.R.E.S.S. Event. Lots to see and do - check out the P.R.E.S.S. website for more details. As well as our usual selection of comics and zines, we'll be featuring the debut of some of our 24 Hour Comics done last month.

The PJCC will be out in force:
We'll be looking forward to meeting We Are Words + Pictures.

Stop by if you're in the area!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Next Anthology : History ... and that

Our next anthology is 'History... And That'.

We intend to detail (in chronological order) the most noteable moments in history, from the Big Bang to the End Of The World (which is in a couple of years if you believe the Mayans). You can choose any time period you like, whether that be Ancient Greece, or the lesson you once had on Ancient Greece at school. Be as frivolous with the facts as you like - this isn't a textbook. Your task is to (as Jack has previously noted) take the theme and milk its deliciously open-ended teets like a true time-travelling farmer!

Just let us know (in the comments or by email) which period of history you'll be going for, as we'd like to avoid too much duplication.

The deadline for submissions is 6:30 on Thursday 6th May, bring your work to our regular meeting in Travelling Man Newcastle on Grainger street, drop it off in the shop before then or email it to: tmne_smallpress@yahoo.co.uk

This one will be A4 and black and white, and the usual rules apply - two pages per person (so a writer/artist team could have 4 pages in total). Leave a minimum of a 1cm border to allow for possible cropping when we get this to print.
Have fun!

Hi-Ex Aftermath

Hi-Ex was, as you’re surely aware by now, the place to be last weekend.

Organised by artist Vicky Stonebridge and writer/editor Richmond Clements, Hi-Ex has gained a reputation for being one of the friendliest Comic Conventions in the land.

The Paper Jam Comics Collective had a table there for the first time, donated by Paul Scott of OmniVistaScope and Solar Wind fame. He couldn’t make it, we could. We will give him his table cloth back in the fullness of time.

As well as all five issues of OVS, our table consisted of the following:

We sold some of the above. It looked like this:

More importantly, we met some fantastic people, attended some excellent panels, drank some beer and contributed to the various jam comics going round the hotel bar in the evening. I've never seen so many comic fans and professionals in a single Chinese buffet before.

Mad props to everyone we met and all the good people selling their wares, especially to Dave Evans (Bolt01), titan of UK small press science fiction anthologies, who was selling bucketloads of Futurequake and Zarjaz to the 2000 AD-hungry crowd, many of whom had traveled across the Cursed Earth itself to attend.

The panels were all intimate, informal and good fun. Thanks to Stacey Whittle (Small Press Big Mouth) and Terry Martin (Murky Depths) for looking after our wares while the PJCC attended a few of the talks.

The panels we saw covered the Horror Genre in comics, a Charity Auction, the quite, quite mad Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre Company, the enduring success of 2000AD and an audience with the Legend Cam Kennedy. There was a lot more, and the PJCC didn't get near the Judge Dredd Role Playing area, which we'd wanted to.

A weekend just wasn't enough to be honest. Thanks again to Vicky and Richmond. The days were just packed.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hi-Ex 2010


24 Hour Comic Challenge


As is our way, we neglected to mention the EPIC 24 Hour Comic Challenge!

On March 13th and 14th, the PJCC were represented at the P.R.E.S.S. / Learning Revolution 24 Hour Comic Challenge at the Tyneside Cinema by Lily, Martin, Jack, Chris and Paul.

We won.

Photos of the event can be found here and more reliably documentary proof of proceedings can be found on the Paper Jams blog courtesy of Mike Ducket and Martin's photo's here. Thanks to Ian Mayor, Oscillating Brow and Daniel Clifford for showing up with the moral support, sweets, wasabi peas and paracetamol.

The event featured hammers, mountains, fists, a war between leeks and carrots on a Lovecraftian allotment, the entire history and future of Human Evolution, diagrams and marraige, cheating death, really, really good coffee and that, and as the sleep deprived must surely assert:

Tru' Dat Yo.

Friday, March 5, 2010

A Message from P.J.C.C.

Okay, everyone sitting at home wondering how they can get involved in the creativity, here are some important dates for your calendar:

Thursday 11th March 6:30pm onwards at Travelling Man

A Comics Evening there will be, but we're also asking everyone to have a go at sketching out a logo for the collective which should read "Paper Jam Comics Collective" and a logo to use on the front of all of our anthologies which should read "...and that" (drawing skills not required!) We've been in need of both of these for a long time, so it's time to get one sorted and start getting some propaganda on the go!

Thursday 25th March 6:30pm onwards at Travelling Man
Again, a Comics Evening shall be in progress, but this will also be mini-deadline number one for our music themed anthology. If you want to submit a strip, please approach an unsigned band (local or otherwise) and ask if you can use one of their songs as a template/stimulus/inspiration/theme for your comic and if they would be willing to submit the track to a mix CD that we would attach to the comic. As well this, could you also ask if they would be willing to play a short set at an event in the summer for its launch, which isn't necessary but would be awesome. There are a few fiddly bits that they need to know, which shouldn't really be of any concern, but just to avoid any problems, please include this (or your own version of) when asking bands:

"The Paper Jam Comics Collective is a non-profit creative community, so all money made from the anthology and launch event will be put into our next project. For that reason, we can't offer bands any money for the use of their music, or for their live performances. However, the collective will cover the cost of equipment hire and of course the cost of printing the comic and burning the CDs. We're hoping this will be a mutually-beneficial endeavour, and it will generate a lot of exposure for the bands involved as well as the comic book artists. Please verify that you understand and agree with these terms so that everyone is on the same page."

If everyone could have a band on board by this meeting that would be awesome, and don't forget that there are bands within the collective (who probably won't be approaching themselves!), if you're struggling to think of anyone. If you feel like you want to get involved but finding a band is too much hassle, I'll find one for you! One you'll like as well!

The first deadline for our NEW ANTHOLOGY will be announced at this meeting too, here are some details on that:

History... and that
This anthology does exactly what it says on the tin. The theme is history. Any point of it you choose, whether that be Ancient Greece, or the lesson you once had on Ancient Greece at school. Your task is to take that theme and milk its deliciously open-ended teets like a true time-travelling farmer! Y'hear?! The launch event will be awesome, and there's already been talk (amongst me and myself) of a history-themed fancy dress competition. Watch this space!

Mini-Biographies
For the purpose of press releases and for mini-featurettes that we hope to post weekly on the blog, please could anyone willing submit a short biography about yourself, your accomplishments, the things you've had published, self-published or reviewed. The most important nuggets about who you are and why you come down to our meetings, are on the mailing list and/or read this blog basically! Send them through anytime to tmne_smallpress@yahoo.co.uk but please don't exceed 500 words, and if possible try to make it more like 200-300! Talk about blowing your own horn...geez.

And that will be all for now,
-Jack

A Message from P.R.E.S.S.

I will let this epic bout of excitement speak for itself:

Hello all!
We are proud to announce our April event. Details are included below, but please keep an eye on our blog http://pressukinfo.blogspot.com/ , follow us on twitter http://twitter.com/PRESSukinfo or join us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#%21/group.php?gid=298397648961 for updates. It would be a huge help if you could pass this on to your mailing lists too or mention us on your blogs and tweets.
P.R.E.S.S. Event
10th April 2010 at:
Arts Centre Washington,
Biddick Lane,
Fatfield, District 7
Washington, Tyne & Wear
NE38 8AB
http://www.artscentrewashington.com
From 10 a.m. - late.

A celebration of small press publishing, showcasing books, poetry, zines , comic books, artists books and prints.

Workshops and talks:
Deirdre Thompson (TBA)
Bookmaking with Theresa Easton
Mobile drawing requests with Derrick Welsh

Readings from:
Val McLane, Asit Maitra - Biscuit publishing
Steve Urwin, James Oates - Red Squirrel Press
Jackie Litherland, Cynthia Fuller and Ellen Phethean - Flambard Press

Special guests:
We are words + pictures http://wearewordsandpictures.com
Joining us from London, with a library of small press gems and some wonderful artists!

Zine trail:
Follow the pages to build up your own zine.

Drink and Draw session:
Relax with a drink and have a doodle!

Stalls include:
http://www.zedsaid.co.uk Zed said – Publishers of children's books.
http://www.biscuitpublishing.com Biscuit publishing – Contemporary poetry and short fiction.
http://www.jasprint.com/home Jasprint – Digital printing specialists.
http://wildwolfpublishing.com/default.aspx Wild wolf publishing – Publishers of dark fiction.
http://www.babaproductions.co.uk Baba productions - Choral music and children’s books.
http://www.redsquirrelpress.com/ Red Squirrel Press – Publishers of novels and poetry.
http://www.flambardpress.co.uk Flambard Press – Publishers of poetry and fiction.
Artists Books – A selection of artists books.
http://paperjamcomics.blogspot.com Paperjam comics – Local small press comic books.
TGT – Rare and vintage small press comics from the UK.

Stalls open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Workshops and talks from 10.30a.m. - 4.30 p.m Drink and Draw from 5.00 p.m. Onwards.

Directions:
http://www.multimap.com/maps/?zoom=15&countryCode=GB&qs=NE388AB
If you are driving follow signs for District 7 and Fatfield. If you are travelling by public transport catch the M1 or M3 bus from Heworth Interchange or The Galleries, Washington. If you are on the coast to coast bike route you pass by us on the way, so pop in.
Thanks to:
Sunderland City Council and Arts Centre Washington

Sunday, February 7, 2010

SUPER-AWESOME COMIC PARTY!


THE PAPER JAM COMICS COLLECTIVE IS (roughly) THREE YEARS OLD!

And to celebrate we're going to have a right old knees up round the Old Joanna round at The Telegraph on Thursday 18th February from 7:30pm onwards.

Entry fee of £3 will get you:

- Fantastic live music from the likes of The Stillwells, Squares, Sleepwalk and assorted other local folks, including a potential comics-creator supergroup that could make all other comics-creator supergroups look MERELY ADEQUATE!

- Free copy of the latest all-killer-no-filler anthology from the Paper Jam Comics Collective, SPACE MONKEY... AND THAT. Our latest venture is all ages big format full colour cover fun with a capital F! We didn't quite get to have a proper launch for this one, so let's celebrate it with some vigour!

- The regular cakes and sweets, available to all who attend, free of charge! Some home baked if you're lucky. If you'd like to bring your own baking, feel free!

- Small press from local creators available on the night, comics of all kinds available! Why not interrogate the creators themselves about where they get their crazy ideas from?

Anyway...
Here's hoping you can come along, it'll be great to see faces old and new and have a right old fun time.

Thanks! PJCC