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Regular slugs of news for the UK Small Press Comics Nation (huh?)
November 27 2005

Dave Shelton has posted a couple of pages from his sketchbook. Very nice.

# Posted by Pete Ashton
November 23 2005

Matilda Tristram has posted three new comic strips - 'The Pearl Necklace', 'Having Babies is Easy' and 'Godfrey the Hunchback'.- onto her website, Lovely Cat. Also, to launch her new comic Gum, published by Afoot Books, a party is taking place at Catch, 22 Kingsland Road, London. The event will feature sets by notorious ghetto pioneers 'The Non Stop DJs', the splendidly talented 'Jo Apps', riotous thump munster 'Matilda The Movie' and unbeatable body wobbler 'Scissors'.

# Posted by Paul Rainey
November 21 2005

I just couldn't stop ! 92 photos from the Brighton Comics Expo over on my Flickr account. Please feel free to add comments to help me fill in the gaps.

Also, a first for Bugpowder ? Transformers comics ! By me, and these were very well received.

# Posted by Andrew Luke
November 15 2005

Writer Andrew Cheverton and artist Tim Keable premier their western comic West: Population 489 at this weekend's Brighton Comic Expo, after which copies can be ordered from their website for those of us unable to attend.

# Posted by Paul Rainey
November 10 2005

Jellybeanboom, a comic by Dave Shelton online for your enjoyment.

# Posted by Pete Ashton
November 8 2005

Ade Hughes has emailed to say he's got 12 people confirmed for the 24 Minute Comic event at the Brighton Comics Expo on Saturday November 19th but still needs another 12 to make up the pages. He's pretty sure he can get people on the day but if you are thinking of getting involved, please let him know before hand else he might explode with the tension. Here's the online edition of the first 24 minute comic.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Clamnuts
Bob Byrne's updated his Clamnuts

# Posted by Mardou

Mardouville, my site, now has custom dolls for sale and sketch book pages added.
Custom Dollsl and other updates

# Posted by Mardou
November 7 2005
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November 4 2005

Alan Moore interviewed in The Independent today by Ros Kaveney 'about Kabbala, comics and consciousness : Could it be magic?

# Posted by Andrew Luke

Make Comics Forever is a group blog for cartoonist who want to improve - group therapy for pen and ink, if you like. Blurb: "Make Comics Forever is a forum for cartoonists dedicated to improving their productivity. This is not a forum for wimps! This is not a forum for flakes! We are here to share tips and techniques on how to produce more work and better work. Become a comic-making machine! Join the discussion now!

# Posted by Pete Ashton
November 3 2005

A surprising number of British cartoonists work in the health promotion field and here's a new bunch to add to the list: The Red Knob is a zine featuring comics and cartoons aimed at young men who may have questions about their penises.

# Posted by Pete Ashton
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Fantagraphics is 30 years old next year and in true modest fashion they're publishing a big book about themselves and the movement they helped kickstart, Comics As Art (We Told You So) written by Tom Spurgeon who should know what he's talking about.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

I never made the connection until now that Zak Sally of the band Low is also Zak Sally, American cartoonist of some note. His leaving Low to concentrate on other projects bodes well for his comics imprint La Mano 21, "one of comics' most promising boutique publishers" according to Spurge.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Joseph Wooldridge recently introduced himself on the mailing list and is interested in feedback on his graphic novel in progress Infinite (In Fiona Night we place out trust).

# Posted by Pete Ashton

The latest issue of Starscape is available to download featuring strips "inspired by the excitement of 2000AD, Valiant and the Mighty World of Marvel."

# Posted by Pete Ashton

I can reveal that Caption, the annual Oxford based convention for UK small press comics and related shenanigans, has been booked for the weekend of August 5th and 6th 2006.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

A television program called The Mighty Boosh ran a competition to design a baddy recently. According to Neil there should be a link here about it. I'm guessing you need to have seen the program in question to know why that should be, but whatever!

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Birmingham based cartoonist Michuru Morikawa has won the joint top prize of $15,000 at the International Manga and Anime Festival. Apparently this makes Birmingham "a hotbed of Manga talent" which is, y'know, pretty nice.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

The American zine The Comics Interpreter has a podcast, except there doesn't seem to be an RSS feed for it so it's more a big fat mp3 file. Still, looks interesting: "It's all about the magazines. Giant Robot, The Drama. Theme magazine, The Watchmen in EW, Get Your War On in Rolling Stone, and squarebound vs. saddlestitch the final throwdown."

# Posted by Pete Ashton

Andy Smith writes to say he has two new silkscreen books out - We are the target people and They quickly ran from the enormous finger - available from Playlounge, Gosh and the Magma bookshop in London. Details and scans here.

# Posted by Pete Ashton

A Disease of Language collects The Birth Caul and Snakes & Ladders by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, along with the interview of Moore conducted by Campbell that ran in the latters sadly aborted Egomania magazine. It'll be published by Knockabout in January. Here's the press release. (via)

# Posted by Pete Ashton
November 1 2005

Vanessa Davis' Spaniel Rage is my new favourite comic. The book's available via Buenaventura Press.

# Posted by Mardou