Friday 11th London Comics Events,
The Camden Comics Storefront Exhibit at BookArt Bookstore. See following post. The event now begins at 6pm, contact seanazz at googlemail.com and see following post for more details
Shooting the Witness: Cartoon County invites you to join Steve Bell and Woodrow Phoenix in conversation at The Political Cartoon Gallery on Friday 11th April 6pm —8pm
Twenty years after the Palestinian cartoonist Naji Al-Ali was
shot dead in London,cartoonists debate the relative freedoms of
drawing criticism of politicians and politics around the world.
The debate is part of a commemoration of Al Ali ’s work at the
Political Cartoon Gallery
32 Store Street
London WC1E 7BS
Free entry and refreshments but booking essential
RSVP Corinne Pearlman comicopera at btinternet.com
The ARTRMX Festival takes place in Cologne, 22nd August-30th August. The theme is "Where is my mind ?" and there are about six days left for entrances to the exhibit. The fee is 40 euros and more details can be found out downloading the press release
Previous contributor to The Girly Comic Josceline Fenton writes of her 80 page comic "Circle". Copies can be ordered via Lulu and rather than write some irrelevant text, Josceline has made the first chapter available online at Mild Tarantula.com
I've been fortunate enough to see the collected work pre-print and it strikes a great balance incorporation of manga and zine styles. Distribution plans for Gosh!, Orbital Comics and the Camden Comics Stall are planned. The collection costs £5.
Marc Ellerby has some new comics ready to post out. Ellerbisms (£3) and Speed Trail (£2), more details available.
At Marc Ellerby.com
"Authors Benjamin Dickson and Jelena Stanovnik are looking for an illustrator for their new project, Unfinished City. The story is about a girl who, having lived in the UK since the breakup of Yugoslavia, returns to her home town of Niksic in Montenegro and becomes caught up in its criminal underworld. The book contains much social commentary on the current state of former communist countries in Europe, and western attitudes towards them. It's a heavily-researched piece of work and uses many real locations - and as such we would really like to find an illustrator from Montenegro, or at the very least, former Yugoslavia, who could do the visuals justice. If you're interested in the project, or if you have any leads or contacts, please email Benjamin Dickson at dickson_benjamin at hotmail.com"
Theres a fantastic interview with Persepolis author that went up in the Guardian yesterday.
I'm looking forward to experienced writer and supporter Gavin Burrows comprehensive review of the Uk Web and Mini Comix Thing and the people who made it for him. This can be found on his Lucid Frenzy blogspot.
Chris Staros throws over a link to a feature of Jeffrey Brown from Sex TV
Its really The Year of Oli on the Uk Comics scene. Oli East this week,
"i went to the Exhaust Exhibition at Cow Lane Studios in Salford that was advertised on Bugpowder a while back and i've just stuck some pictures on Flickr."
Before there was Trains Are...Mint there was The House Of Fire To Black Hill trilogy of b&w minis. Since i've now run out of copies i've made them all avaialible as PDFs. (Rolling Stock Press)
Hes also interviewed steve Tillotson of Banal Pig
This Oli is also hanging out with pop stars. His images were used in the latest Elbow ad
Thats the news brought to you today by Andrew Luke, craving retirement.