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August 2 2005

Dave Shelton needs help with his weblog. After the current run of chickens he wants to do a week of illustrated bad jokes, but he can only think of one. "Extra brownie points will be awarded for anything that begins with a polar bear walking into a bar." Go give him a hand.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Launching at the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention & 2005 Eurocon (Glasgow, 4-8 August), ‘Emerald Eye’ is an anthology from Albedo One’s book-publishing arm, Aeon Press, and features a short story of mine alongside works by William Trevor, Anne McCaffrey and others. Further details of this item, and of graphic novel ‘Spell Maffia’, at the Aeon Press site

# Posted by John Robbins

Sad news. Mark Simpson, co-founder of the innovative comic shop Page 45 in Nottingham, died on Sunday at home.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Chris Shipton collared me at Caption for advice on getting involved in the wacky world of small press comics. Have a look at his stuff and if he's on your wavelength get in touch.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

I picked up a few minis by Kelly Hernandez at Caption and they are rather neat.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Clickwheel is a new application combining webcomics and podcasting to bring comics to iPods. It was demonstrated at Caption though I confess I missed the show. Neat concept.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Selina Lock's Caption 2005 photos. See also Flickr photos tagged with Caption 2005 and the UK Small Press Nation photo pool.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

BugPowder needs logos. Thirty of them, in fact. The idea is that they'll change on a daily basis and give some flavour of the UK small press comics world. Details are in this mailing list post.

# Posted by Pete Ashton