Wednesday, April 26, 2023

New anthology launch - The Sea ...And That at the seaside!


Paper Jam is back with a brand-new anthology - The Sea ...And That! 36 pages (well, including covers)! Loads of different creators interpreting the topic of the sea in loads of different ways!

And to celebrate, we'll be having a launch party at the fantastic Laurels arts venue in Whitley Bay (a mere few minutes walk from THE ACTUAL SEA).

It's Saturday 13th May (Eurovision day, for those that observe it), from 1pm to 6pm(ish).

It's free in! It'd be nice if you fancy buying the comic (four quid - or less if buying as part of a bargainous multi-buy deal with some of our older anthologies!) but honestly no pressure. Drop by, say hello, see what we're all about.

Comics will be for sale! Obviously The Sea ...And That, but our previous anthologies - covering a wide variety of topics, and many comics by many individual creators from within the collective.

Collaborative drawing games! No skill required! Various art jams, and stupid games, drawing sea-monsters or something! "Oh, I can't draw" - NO, I BET YOU CAN! YOU CAN! Let's go! (Though no pressure if you really don't want to, but honestly, our whole vibe is that everyone can get involved and drawing and comics are fun)

Sea-themed playlist! Only the most nautical of tracks!


Suitable for kids! While the anthology is aimed at adults, we do have kid-friendly comics and the drawing games and whatnot will be fine for bairns.

There will be other opportunities to pick up this fine publication, but this will be THE BEST and THE CLOSEST TO THE SEA (AND FISH AND CHIPS ETC).

Here's the full contents! Check out all this goodness!

My Dad, the sea and me by Ian Mayor [TW: @IanMayor]

Agnus Dei by Rafael Lima (illustrations) [IG: @rafalima831] & Gabriel Paredes (writing) [IG: @chimeracomics]

It’s not that the sea doesn’t like you… by Michael Dodsworth []

Sea Story by Andy Houghton [IG: @snapped_lead]

Tynemouth Mermaids by Masked Emerald []

Fin by Coleslaw

Deep Sea Bubble-gum by Jack Waugh []

The Plague by sidestep [IG: @_sidestep]

Sea Bloke by Ben Clark []

Eh, João! by Jon Sapsed [IG: @sapsedjonathan]

Cullercoats by Andy Law & Michael Duckett [IG: @mrmrduckett]

Golden City by Britt Coxon []

Lost Cargo by Andrew 'Noggin' Gardner [IG: @shakeyournoggin]

There's plenty of fish (and sewage)…  by Grace L.

Der Einzug by Torgo Wells []

untitled by Sara Qaed [IG: @saraqaed]

Been Down by Oscillating Brow []

Cube of Sea by Paul Thompson [] & Robin Coxon

Quite Some Time Since We Last Spoke by Adam Fallows []

The Truth About Mermaids by Lauren Matthews []

Miscellaneous jam by Team PJCC

Front cover & contents by Andy Houghton [IG: @snapped_lead], back cover by Torgo Wells [], compiled and prepared by Britt Coxon []