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December 30 2005

Tom Judd drew a picture every day in 2005 which when you think about it isn't that big a deal but the end result is quite impressive and some of the pictures are very nice. (via)

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December 26 2005

Leonie O'Moore is undertaking an MA in illustration and design, for which she will produce a graphic novel. Follow her progress at her blog.

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December 24 2005
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This interesting piece in today's Guardian newspaper about the current sales of annuals ends depressingly with Al Notton of the Comics UK website saying, "I was speaking to my seven-year-old nephew about comics recently, and he said, 'Uncle Alan, what's a comic?"

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December 21 2005

Roger Langridge has a new blog where he posting up his illustration work. (via

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December 20 2005

Dead By Dawn #1 from Scar Comics features the work of folks like James Hodgkins, Jeremy Dennis, Chris Wisnia, Andy Richmond and Martin Eden, amongst others. Why not buy a copy?

Issue two will feature the likes of Bryan Talbot, Tony McGee, and David Hitchcock. Dead by Dawn is also looking for short horror stories for future issues if any writers or artists are interested.

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Read this rather fine interview with Andrew Livesey and Simon Perrins of Flying Monkey Comics and Hope for the Future (or don't, it's up to you).

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Want to know what a Si Spurrier script looks like? Go here.

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December 19 2005

Here's a sneak preview from Jason Robard’s forthcoming comic “Suckerpunch”.

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A Merry Christmas and website updates from Richard Cowdry .

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December 16 2005

Cabanon Press has announced that Simone Lia's Fluffy is finished!

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December 15 2005

Jim Cameron has a website featuring his comics but also a large swath of illustration. Lovely!

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Slightly advance notice, but the Political Cartoon Gallery at 32 Store St, London WC1E emailed with news of their next exhibition, Misunderestimating George Bush, featuring sixty original works from the UK, the US and Australia, none of which are expected to be flattering. 26th Jan to 18th March, and it's opened by George Galloway, which should be... interesting!

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Should you be working, washing up or spending time with your partner? Then why not read this interview with cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch instead?

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The Comics Lab is an attempt to build a directory of resources for comic creators and potential comic creators. It is looking for contributors.

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Bugpowder mentioned Paul Gravett's website a little while ago, but as he posts a new article there every week it's worth mentioning again.

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December 13 2005

New blood on the blog.

We have three new contributors to the BugPowder weblog - Matthew Badham, John Cei Douglas and Dan Fish will be posting stuff for the forseable future. Be gentle with them.

New members are always welcome, especially if you feel your niche isn't covered by BugPowder. As ever, get in touch.

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This newish webcomic, The Forge, may be of interest (it's by the writer of a couple of Doctor Who audio adventures):

it's here

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Check out the rather nice Bulldog Empire website here.

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December 6 2005

Sorry for the absence!

BugPowder has been a little quiet this month due to the regular posters being somewhat distracted, myself included. I'm working through the backlog (up to mid November so far) but we could really do with some new blood. All you need to do is check the bugblog email every so often and post what you find. Get in touch if you're interested.

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Khaki Shorts #9 is out - "the Glasgow based comic of humour and mystique" featuring the mighty John Miller.

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Herc wrote to plug his new minicomic Liberty Pug, available at Gosh in London and elsewhere.

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Monopoly Twins is a new Mauretania comic by Chris Reynolds that will appear weekly. Yay!

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Playlounge, the innovative kidult toy shop in London, is running a 2000AD exhibition of original art and new interpretations of characters by "over forty of the biggest names in art and design". It runs from December 10th to January 10th at 11 Shorts Gardens in Seven Dials, London WC2 from 12pm to 6.30pm with free entry. The shop itself is at 19 Beak Street and well worth a gander. (Ta Bren)

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BifSniff Cartoons are funny. No really. I was skeptical but they really are funny. New one every Friday and there's a feed.

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Rob and Pete of Tozzer continue their experiments in attending non-comics conventions with the hiring of a stand at a Manga show and "sell enough comics to kill a small cow." So take note!

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December 5 2005
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