The wall comic displayed at Comica back in June, is now available to view online.
Artists include Nick Abadzis, Matt Abbiss, Patrice Aggs, Faz Choudhury, Malcy Duff, Tom Gauld, Daniel Johnston, Roger Langridge, Simone Lia, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Gary Northfield, Paul Peart-Smith, Barnaby Richards, Dave Shelton, Sarnath Bannerjee, Mark Stafford and Zeel. With a special contribution from Chris Ware.
It's a large file (2.3mb), but is definitely worth the wait.
The wall comic was co-ordinated by Tom Gauld and the website designed by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey.
And while you're here, don't forget to check out Tom's weekly strip in the Guardian Review, running for a limited period while Posy Simmonds is away.
For a while I used eBay as a way of refining my comic / graphic novel collection, selling the chaff and using that cash to buy the good stuff. Sequential Swap aims to do that but without the money element. It's very early days but might well be worth keeping tabs on. Then again, it might not!
With the recent publication of Jeff Levine's new book Watching Days Become Years, Sparkplug comic books are seriouly emerging as a new US alt-publisher worth taking seriously. Other publication from them include work by Ted May, Eric Haven, Jason Shiga and Dylan Williams plus the anthology Orchid. They've got one of dem PayPal store things going on so go buy stuff.
DUCK! is an online exhibit on the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art website of original works by comics types on the theme of a duck. And as everyone knows ducks rock.
Unless I'm faced with an urgent deadline, I don't start the day with paying work. I prefer to begin with something more personal. Today, it was the book I am working on with my father. It's a memoir of his childhood in Depression-era Prince Edward Island, tentatively titled Bannock, Beans and Black Tea. He's not a writer, but he is a wonderful storyteller. Over the last decade or so, I've managed to get him to write down all the stories he's told me over my life, and I have been editing them into a book. Polishing them, really. They have a wonderful tone -- both innocent and bitter at the same time. I've been slowly working on this book for years now, and it's finally nearing completion (hopefully to be published in the spring). I've poured a lot of effort into making it a beautifully designed monument to his life.
Back from attending Caption
New Windy Wilberforce book from Ed Pinsent from Kingly Books
There Goes Tokyo release Gone by Nigel Auchterlounie
New Panel Beater section in Comics International ... of all things
tired now - more will no doubt be posted soon
The latest issue of Zum!, the UK small press review zine, is now available to download here. The focus on the rather fine Malcy Duff is reason enough to pay Mr. Mooncat's magazine a visit.