Monday, May 30, 2022

People Are Doing Interesting Things

It's understandably been pretty quiet on this blog for some time, but it's worth highlighting a few things that members of Paper Jam have recently been up to!


Daniel has recently released his self-published novel on Amazon. It’s called Abigail and Caurinus: Plague’s Beginning. The story sees the young Abigail Winters alongside the Plague Doctor, Edgar Caurinus, as the two of them work together to stop a deadly plague that spawns terrible monsters. Check it out: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09Z7689RM

Sara has been working on an illustrations series with DerStandard: https://www.derstandard.at/story/2000134154222/sara-qaed-karikaturen-zur-pandemie

Britt has brought back Newcastle's finest craft market, the Make & Mend Market, on the first Saturday of each month in the Grainger Market: https://makeandmendmarket.co.uk/ (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makemendmarket)

Torgo Wells is working on several projects - an album cover for a local band, their own comic Stardozer, and a strip for the Comic Creatives UK anthology due out in August. https://www.instagram.com/torgowells/

Alex is also working on strips for the CCUK anthology. (CCUK is a friendly Discord server primarily for UK-based comic creators - of all levels of experience - to chat, share tips and collaborate: https://discord.gg/gyAHqaG5tB)

Mike has been making a comic about the Tyne and Wear Metro, and several other Paper Jammers have also contributed to the project. 10,000 (yes, repeat: TEN THOUSAND COPIES) will be out and available to pick up for free before June is out.
 



Paper Jam itself will be back touting its wares to the unsuspecting public at various events, the next of which are:
- Make & Mend Market, Saturday 4th June, Grainger Market 9am-5pm https://www.facebook.com/events/319936713539676/319936723539675/
- Handyside Market Pop-Up, Thursday 9th June, Split Chimp micropub, 6pm-10pm https://www.facebook.com/events/3250687495210407  (which also replaces our next monthly meeting)


Finally, whilst Paper Jam hasn't published an anthology since 2019's You Need A Holiday ...And That , loads of comics and drawings have been done by the group, many of which, you can see over on Paper Jams (the bit of our blog for comics, sketches etc). Hopefully, if we can sell a few comics, more physical anthologies will follow soon. 

If you don't already own our fine anthologies and would like to, you can get them (at bargainous prices) from us: at events where we have a stall or usually in the Travelling Man comic shop small press section or from our online shop   :)

Friday, March 11, 2022

Back in person for 2022! New venue!

From April 2022, hopefully we'll be able to meet moderately safely regularly - still second Thursday of each month, 6.30pm - and our new home will be upstairs at The Split Chimp (8 Westgate Road, NE1 3NG - in the railway arches between the station and the castle), a lovely little pub that always has a good range of interesting beers on.

If interested in and you're not on the mailing list, just drop us an email.

Friday, November 19, 2021

After that unscheduled interruption

Paper Jam is back! Meeting in person again - tentatively - monthly at the Bridge Hotel, working on some projects and attending events.

In terms of events, first up, we'll be at the return of the Make and Mend Market on Saturday 27th November

Then we'll be at the Christmas Market on Saturday 4th December at George Street Social

If you're interested in attending these events, or the meet-ups or getting involved in any way (and you're not already on the mailing list), just drop us an email.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Some good things came out of 2020

 


2020 was pretty dreadful, but thanks to sterling effort from all concerned, Paper Jam continued in spirit (if not in person) with monthly theme challenges that prompted some genuinely really good comics and drawings. See it all over on the jams blog. Well done everyone.


PAPER JAM WILL RETURN...