Paul Gravett is the man - more details here ...
Tomorrow's Independent on Sunday is, I hear, going to be chock full of comics, including work by Matt Broersma and Tom Gauld. I'm sketchy on the details because I only heard about it in the pub last night, but I suspect Paul Gravett is the man to thank here.
We Come in Peace presents a first few pages The 9/11 Report : The Real Version an amusing satire of the Official Investigative Commission Report. More comics creators need to be working with this material I think.
If you're in Belfast pop into a comic shop and pick up "Century City Comics", a free collection of poetry set to comics, free of charge and funded by the New Belfast Community Arts Initiative. More about it here. Highly recommended. One of my favourite comics reads this month.
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The UK Web and Mini Comix Thing held in London for the last three years has, according to this message board thread, been cancelled. It appears organiser Patrick Findlay is leaving the country, which is a fair explanation. (via)
Just had an email through saying the Thing is happening after all in March 2007 and the site has been updated to reflect that. So there you go.
Jenni Scott has set up as website for the Andy Roberts Memorial Collection of Comics and Fanzines which was donated to the National Art Library at the V&A Museum, London. Of particular note is a full index (in progress) for those who would like to help contribute information to make the collection more useful to researchers.
Jason Cobley writes with details of a new graphic novel he and Andrew Wildman are working on influenced by the music of Kula Shaker
"if youíre a fan of a band of any description, certain songs, certain lyrics become lodged in your memory and occasionally things will happen in your everyday life that remind you of that music, and maybe some of those words will resonate with your own experience. Thatís our starting point."
There are more details on the project over at Jason's Magic Theatre
British Columbian cartoonist and Livejournal user Talking Cricket is coming into the final furlong of his drawing a comic strip an hour in a Help-Me-Pay-My-Rent-A-Thon!. For those making donations he has stated he'll quit smoking, and send out t-shirts and books, His cartoons are also quite classy with suitable helpings of deranged expressionism.
In a thread over on Barbelith, Jamie Grant explains how he digitally inks and colours All Star Superman.
Darryl Cunningham has a new website showcasing his illustrations, photos and comics.
Andrew Luke makes lo-fi comics and we wouldn't have it any other way.
He also writes about comics:
Comics Expos and Distribution On A Budget
Drifted into the Uk festival scene last year after a long absence, to the Quality Communications organised Brighton Expo. I had a whale of a time ! Lovely location, rum smuggled into over-expensive pub, new and old and discovered friends. (More)
I was trying to sum up the story in a few lines, when I realised that the authors own words do it far better than I: It's a horror story about love. It's a romance about memory. It's a dream of forgetting. As usual, Doug really nails naturalistic dialogue, he skillfully uses the tools available in Comics to create a haunting atmosphere. Now go read it!
Jenni Scott visits the V&A museum to see the Andy Roberts Memorial Comics Collection which, naturally, includes a shedload of small press comics, and gives a good account of the work being done on it to date.