Monday, April 25, 2016

Maker Faire 2016

Way back in the past Paper Jam Comics collective attended the first Maker Faire at the Centre for Life. Many years, and comics, later we returned to make some comics, have some fun and launch our new anthology, Making... and that.

Over the weekend we made a lot of mini comics with the wonderful visitors to the Maker Faire. We managed to keep a few to scan in and share with the internet (soon) but most were just so good the makers of these comics had to take them home. Hopefully there are hundreds of mini comics going through photocopiers this week ready to be shared with friends and family. 


Along with the mini comics there was the GIANT COMIC. A collaborative jam comic that sometimes went a bit odd but does end cheerfully. 


Favourite themes of the weekend included pigs, cheese, cats, robots and hats. We also took the opportunity to stick some speech bubbles about the place. 

Thanks Maker Faire! We had an awesome time. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ready to Launch

Our shiny new anthology, Making ... and that, arrived on Monday. It's got comics by Al Summerscales, Oscillating Brow, Britt Coxon, Brett Halliwell, Michael Duckett, Jamie Wilkinson, Cuttlefish, Paul Thompson, Sigmund Reimann, Anton Brand and Terry Wiley. It's proper exciting, we have photographic proof.


This anthology will be available for the very first time at the Maker Faire this weekend at the Centre for Life. The Maker Faire is a celebration of makers who make things, to get into the spirit of things we thought we'd have a go of making our own display for the comics.

It might need a little tidying up but it looks smart with the comics in it. Cardboard speech bubbles next.

So, where can you find us at the Maker Faire? We're in zone D, which is up the stairs, overlooking the Life Cafe. Come and learn how to make a mini comic and add to our giant Maker Comic!

The Maker Faire runs from 10-6 on Saturday the 23rd and 10-5 Sunday the 24th April in the Centre for Life, it's always full of amazing, fun and interesting things. Highly recommended by the Paper Jam Comics Collective.