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!