What a week.
Adrian Brown, manager of the widely respected 'Just 1 Page' comics has been tweeting his trip around London. Hes following the routes in Campbell and Moore's From Hell, and mapping it onto Google. (The Twitter feed) Writer/Artist David Baillie was one of those accompanying him and has posted some photos on his blog
Surely seen by many this week, but a formidable announcement nonetheless. "Kenny Penman, director of Forbidden Planet International (and Blank Slate publisher) has recently been overseeing the refurbishmet of Nostalgia & Comics in Birmingham. Penman has decided upon an open applications policy for stocking small pressers and the phrase 'possible small press section if successful' has been mentioned. John Freeman over at downthetubes has more information, as does the FPI blog.
Another important piece comes from the Smallzone Comic Book Alliance, GM Jordan, Steve Merchant and David Lloyd.
The aim of Cartoon Classroom is to actively promote the teaching of cartoon-related skills by introducing educational organisations to professional cartoonists with lecturing or teaching experience.
On the board, Jordan provides compelling information for why you should circulate the link to this project.
I've reprinted the text here
The website is www.cartoonclassroom.co.uk and there professional cartoonists and representatives of schools/colleges, libraries, galleries or other organisations should pre-register. Please circulate the link to any contacts that may be able to help.