A small selection of things from my inbox, RSS reader, the mailing list and conventioning...
I notice Cape are publishing David B's excellent Epileptic in January as one fat 368 page volume. While this might be slightly annoying for those of us who bought volume one when Fantagraphics put it out a couple of years back it's priced at only £16.99 (30% off at certain online stores) and should put this masterful work into many more deserving hands.
Garen Ewing's "How To Be An Illustrator": "Having a cup of tea means you don't have to start work just yet. Play 'You Are My Sunshine' on the banjo. Twice. Ponder bookshelf in search of inspiration to kick off work. After twenty minutes of Rider Haggard's 'Diary of an African Journey' having no effect in firing up the creative juices for today's job - drawings for a training course on the Freedom of Information Act - realise the horrible truth and sit down at the drawing desk, pencil hovering above paper."
Apogee magazine has new comics up by Patrick Findlay and Derek Ballard.
Rob Dunlop of Tozzer has written a report of last weeks comcis festival. I think he was stuck behind a table for too long...
Imagination Cubed is a collaborative drawing flash application. If anyone gets anything interesting going with this let us know.
Shane Chesby wrote that Incoming #2, his SmallZone newsletter-zine, is out: "There's an interview with OK COMIC''s Jared Myland, in which he reveals some tips for getting your comics into the shops. There's also some great comics art from Tony McGee, Darren Worrow, Marc Olivent and many more."
The Anarchists Bookfair is on November 27th in London and I notice the Paper Tiger Comix folk from Brighton will be there.
James Morris' Jampot weblog has some nice comics of his on there.
It's always good for the soul to read Paul Rainey's Book fo Lists and he's posted a couple of new lists on there recently along with the first commissioned one.
I also noticed on Paul's site that John Welding's Awakefield Diary issue #5 is out featuring his sketches from Caption 2004. I saw some of them at the time and they're very nice. £3.95 from 36 Grosvenor Street, Wakefield WF1 5BG.
Robert Wells thrust into my hands recently a copy of Colin Comics #1 collecting in print strips from his Modern Tales webcomic. Lots of diarrhetic rhino action.
Commercial Suicide is a big anthology of bad taste comics that did a brisk trade at the recent comics fest in London. My sources tell me it's come out of one of those message board thingies ("the V" I believe) which accounts for all the in jokes. Fun stuff, though, especially the From Hell photostrip.
RedEye #3 is out from Engine Comics with the usual news and many reviews. Barry Renshaw is trying to twist my arm into doing the news section. I'm still unsure. Watch this space.
(There were a lots of other really good comics at the festival, too many to mention here. Maybe later.)
That'll do for now. Did I miss anything?