Monday, 28 November 2011

Make Mini Comics at the Canny Comic Con

The Canny Comic Con is rapidly approaching. It's a little festival of comics to be held in Newcastle Central Library on 10th December.

I will be running a Mini Comic and Zine workshop maybe with Mike D.

Come along and have a go.

Here's the blurb:
Starting at 11.30 and running into early afternoon there will be workshops open to all. These will be aimed at comic makers of all ages and focusing on the diy aspect of comics.

There will be workshops about making Mini-Comics and Zines. These will cover creating quick and amazing comics covering a range of subjects and using any materials you can find.
No experience is necessary, the aim is fun and drawing ability is not essential.
These are real hands sessions and the aim is for participants to leave with something they’ve made.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Mini Comics

Here's an almost definitive list on Mini Comics created at the Mini Comics Event. They were all great. They ranged from the awesomely artisitc to the darkly disturbing.
There's a couple not on this photo, only because we didn't have copies.
Here's the list of titles (in no particular order)

On the Metro                                          
I go by Many Names
Untitled War
The Man who Flew Away
Unlikely Friends
A Whale in the Sea
The Land of Legs
Ingi's Newspaper Day
Untitled Lead
The Portal
Attack of the 50 Foot Metaphor
Super Mouse
Spaceship vs Spaceship Captain
A Brief Treatise on the Penguin
Ice Cream Wrestler
The Shape Dilemma
Title Page Attention Grabber
Marvel Heroes and Batman

Not shown here are Why Me? Lost Dog, Paul T's and Andy W's unfinished works.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Mini Comics Day

Today we participated in the first Mini-Comics day at the Star and Shadow cinema. It was an excellent event arranged by Mike D. Lots of Paperjam Comics Members turned up along with a loads of non-Paperjammers. It was great that lots of kids attended and also that the adults also joined in with the comic making fun. The were loads of excellent works created and printed, it was also fantastic to chat on with people about comics and creative pursuits in general.

We've got loads of the printed comics which well probably swap with other particpants around the World.

It was fantastic to see Ingi, Terry, Andy, Daniel and Lily, Paul and Britt. Some of these folks didn't quite finish of their comics but the works looked great and we're all looking forward to seeing the finished articles.

Also a big thanks to everyone who helped out and tidied up at the end, we couldn't have managed without you.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Hourly Comic Day

Everyone likes a good creativity endurance challenge, right?

Well then, I believe that Hourly Comic Day is well within the remit of this blog and its membership.

What's that all about then? As it says on the
hello! on february first a bunch of people make a journal comic every hour they are awake. and then they show these journal comics to other human beings, sometimes on the internet

we will see how different people actually spend their day. some people will make beautiful comics, some ugly. some boring, some exciting.
So if you're based in the North East of England and taking part in Hourly Comic Day, send scans and/or photo's of your hourly comics to and i'll put them up here with links to your sites. If you're already a member of the blog, you can do that yourself of course: label 'em "Hourly Comics".

Go to it!