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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