Great Andi Watson link (thanks to Owen of no fixed site but many many lists): Since it's now a bit colder and retail Xmas (as opposed to real Xmas) starts in a few weeks, here the AOL Advent Calendar from last year. Click on the boxes for the sweetest animations ever!
we are running a small press day on the 15th of September in the
Black swan bar, Newcastle. We hope to sell and promote comics at this
event, so if you have any comics or promotional material you'd like
to be at the event, please get in touch a.s.a.p. All comics are sold
on a sale or return basis, any unsold issues will be returned to you
along with a cheque for the items that have sold. Rather than take
commission on your work as most places do, we may add a small mark up
to the price to cover costs. Any left over flyers can be distributed
or sent back to you. If you wish to attend the event, admission is
free and the event starts at 12 o'clock. If you're interested please get in touch.
Xerox Army is a relatively new American project by Kevin Bramer being a comprehensive-as-possible list of alternative / small press comics and creators as possible. While most of the links are a bit obvious (to me anyway) I did find a load of things I wasn't aware of and it is early days. His mission is to give a small web presence to creators who don't have their own sites so contact info is available to all. Which is admirable. Keep tabs on this one and send him info.
Trip down memory lane to the 80's when Forbidden Planet was cool and Titan made interesting T-shirts. (Or we were all younger and easilly impressed.) I present you BRUTE! Magazine - the archive. You had to be there. It was good.
(From Lukelog which seems to be dragging up all kinds of cool comics related things from way back when without realising it.)
As Jeff LeVine has decided to end the comics section in his website's message boards, then Sean Duncan has decided to start one called Comeek. Hosted on one of them sites that likes to throw pop-ups at you... bleh! Hey ho.
Malcy Duff's latest online comic is Frobisher South which is not in the BugPowder gallery. It's on Cu Comics which is developing into a very nice repositry for online UK based comics. And no, I'm not bitter than Malcy took this to them without telling me. Oh no. I consider him to be one of the bright shining lights on the UK small press scene so any exposure is a good thing.
Most organisations have an artist in residence - I've decided that ours in Andrew Fiddy who's just launched his new site www.3pointone4.com. There is a comics link - Andrew is a talented comics creator - but most of his work is not strictly comics. However I like to have him around so he'll be linked to from here regularly. So there.
Freakypuds' comix proudly presents it's first small press publication,
ButterGuy! Set in the high-camp world of men in tights, over the top
characters and with an emphasis on fun, adventure and just plain stupidity.
This is 100% super hero stuff! freakypud's comix is also online where you will find regularly updated cyber comics,
a f/nightly comic strip 'G.I.Ant', an online community and indepth character
bios, original art and much more. If you feel you've grown out of this stuff
then freakypud's comix has many more projects lined up aimed at adult
audiences. Don't miss out on ButterGuy # 1, and witness the birth of the
latest and greatest small press campion... ever!
Caledon Comix, based in Dundee, have recently released their second publication, 'Yokelore' #1: 24-page, A5, full-colour cover format. This fantasy anthology collects tales influenced and inspired by fairies, witches, warriors, werewolves and goddesses. Subject matter leans to the Celtic side but any writer/artists with ideas similar to the above more than welcome for future issues. Cover price is £1.75, with #2 looking set for an autumn release!
and finally, Jim McGee writes to plug his site BugMonkey and asks for a review. I like it. It's got cute stuff on it, including the wonderful Ape Hole and it's called BugMonkey, which manages to combine half of BugPowder and my favourite word. So what more can I say?
There'll be a small press comics day in a venue bar in Newcastle on
the 15th September 2001 held by the There goes Tokyo... website in
association with Newcastle Arts Centre. Free admission. Everyone is
welcome. Anyone who would like to sell their comics should get in
touch with us (email@example.com). Comics are
sold on a sale or return basis and there may be a very small mark up
to cover costs. We'd love lots of flyers/posters/promotional stuff
too. We need the stuff in advance, or to be told about it in advance,
don't just bring it on the day because we're setting up stalls and
things and need an idea of space. Anyone interested should get in
touch with us.
Many of the Bugpowder team have been busy it seems! Fear it not. This temp invisibility, yes good sign. Calum Iain MacIver of the essential H P Lovecfraft comic and zine Strange Aeons has moved house and his email address appears to be inoperative. If anybody has newer details on how to get comms with Calum or can get him to with me, Help Super!
Salon.com : No Laughing Matter - BANG! POW! ZAP! Online comics come under assault from the art form's old guard.
Lamentable headline, good article. Discusses the Scott "Webcomics good!" McCloud vs. Gary "Webcomics evil!" Groth debate, the merits of screen vs. paper, and whether a comic with animation is still a comic.