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Regular slugs of news for the UK Small Press Comics Nation (huh?)
July 31 2005

Ted McKeever has posted news of his recent doings as well as four pages from a The War of the Worlds adaptation published by IDW. The pages are in one pdf file and the filesize is one mb. Direct link to pages.

# Posted by Steve Block
July 29 2005

Kim Thompson has posted a guide to Chris Ware's comics, detailing which issues of ACME Novelty Library have been collected where (for UK readers Pantheon = Cape) with news that the new ACME #16 is out in October . See also a similar guide to Dan Clowes.

# Posted by Pete Ashton
July 28 2005

Willie Hewes writes: "FREE Z. is a mini-comic available free for download and home assembly. It's about camp Refuge, a Christian fundamentalist summer-camp that turns gay teens back onto the straight and narrow(minded) path." Willie also says he'll be at Caption this weekend.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

When (U.S) webcomic-friendly convention ConnectiCon lost about $35,000 due to unforseen expenses at a new venue, the webcomic community rallied with donations, and in 8 days the funds were balanced. Read more here.

# Posted by Garen

Caption, the small press comics convention in Oxford, is this weekend and they've posted up a list of attending people. If it seems a little short be aware that many people just turn up on the day and there's usually a good 100+ folk there. If you're going I'll see you there.

If you do a write-up, or just come across something cool, do let BugPowder know so we can link to it. Flickr members, don't forget about the UKSP Nation group for your photos.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Douglas Noble writes in to say issue 16 of Strip for Me will be out this weekend and available on his site along with " the usual eclectic mix of exciting comics to entice the browsing reader."

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Webcomics Nation, a service from the folk behind Modern Tales that will give cartoonists all the powerful features they need to run a webcomic, is set to launch soon. (via)

# Posted by Pete Ashton
July 25 2005

Mal Earl has a weblog to which he's just posted a nice 10 page skethbook/strip "Gwendoline".

# Posted by Pete Ashton

FLOG! is the relatively new company blog from Fantagraphics. It's inteneded to just cover their new product but more informal stuff is slipping in. Odd that.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Gary Northfield has re-launched his Stupidmonsters stripblog as Bad Dog. And if you've not already seen it, his Beano character Derek The Sheep has his own blog.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Jessa Crispin Offers Graphic Advice is an article for those in the mainstream media who find themselves with comics to review. An entertaining but, one suspects, depressingly pointless rant.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

As you've probably noticed, BugPowder has had a facelift. Other than looking different we're now going to concentrate on short links and more of them.

I've written a bit more about the changes on my blog.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Khaki Shorts is a new Glasgow based anthology featuring, amongst others, veteran 'toonist John Miller. Samples. Order.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Chris Reynolds has a new site for his comics and stories: MetroPoppyfield.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Rick Bradford's long running Poopsheet outfit has relaunched under one domain, poopsheetfoundation.com, integrating the news and shop.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

disAssociates is a new comic from Robert Shaw and Matthew Jackson, currently stocked at Gosh in London, Atomica in Portsmouth or via SmallZone.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

The "comic shop in progress" Read Yourself Raw continues to update it's informative website with a Recommended Reading list by Nick Abadzis.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Jimmy Kustes writes "Check out my indy comic please", which is the kind of hard sell that I appreciate.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Paul Burke of Raging Psycho Comics writes to say that online comic Night Warrior is going from strength to strength and hints at future expansion of the Raging Psycho brand into printed books.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Beautiful Things, the new title from Boychild productions, is out. A 60 page GN retailing at $13.99 / £7.99, it's available through the usual shop distributors or direct from the publishers.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Paul Rainey's comic There's Not Time Like The Present continues with the third issue out now.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

If you somehow missed it, Jason Cobley and Neill Cameron's lavish Bulldog Empire was released a couple of months back.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Andy Smith produces really interesting looking hand-made ziney-looking books which I'd love to see up close.

# Posted by Pete Ashton
July 15 2005

Caption 2005 takes place at the end of this month, July 30th-31st. It's a weekend convention for small press, minicomics and zine creators and the people who love them, and once again it's the final Caption ever (we'll see if someone takes up the batton next year or not).

As well as the usual panels and workshops there will be an exhibition to remember long-time Caption contributor Andy Roberts with work by, featuring and inspired by him.

There's also the return of the Kochalka Puppet Theatre. During the day puppets will be constructed by all and sundry and in the evening they fight

More information on the Caption website and LiveJournal.

# Posted by Pete Ashton
July 11 2005

Brit cartoonist John Cei Douglas has put some comics and posters up for you to enjoy through this link. The song mentioned in the picture can be listened to here.

Sweet stuff!

# Posted by Mardou