Paper Jam @ Thought Bubbleon November 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm
This coming weekend we are infiltrating the row of tables holding the Paper Jam Comics Collective, thanks to Terry Wiley hosting us on his table. I think that makes us honorary Northerners for the day…
Paper Jam Comics Collective is a group of Tyneside-based comics creators that meets every two weeks to talk about comics and collaborate on anthologies. The group will have a table at Thought Bubble where they’ll be selling a new anthology, (1 to 4 page comic strips set throughout history; some factual, some fictitious) as well as a host of their other comics: Space Monkey (all-ages), Art…and that(art-themed) and Robots…and that (sci-fi).
Aside from the main Paper Jam table, members from the group will also have their own tables:
Andy Waugh and Gary Bainbridge
Show and Tell – launching at Thought Bubble – will be Andy’s first foray into this new territory. Madame Doreen, Medium is a supernatural story from the point of view of someone for whom the extraordinary is an everyday occurrence. Andy’s second strip for Show and Tell is called, somewhat appropriately, Big Things Hiding Behind Little Things.
You can also read my review of Andy’s autobiographical comic Coupledom
Collaborating with Andy on Show and Tell (utilising the flip-book format that makes one comic into two!) is Gary Bainbridge. Gary’s two strips are Merry Fox and a further adventure from the world of Nightbus; his comic about the vigilante drivers of Northumbria University’s nightbus. Gary’s other new work launching at Thought Bubble is the tale of a fickle North East teenager whose latest ambition is to become a costume crime-fighter.
Daniel Clifford, Martin Newman and Paul Thompson
The North East Geek Feast co-host, Daniel Clifford, will be launching three new comics at Thought Bubble. One of which is Sugar Gliderwhich he wrote and co-created with Gary Bainbridge. Daniel’s other works are the all-ages comics, A4 Comics Presents… and Lily and Danel: Adventurers>A4 Comics Presents…
Martin will be launching the results of Project Z – an epic collaboration between 14 creators, in which 4 creative teams told the stories of 4 survivors of a Newcastle-based zombie uprising before Martin and his own team completed the story. Featuring zombies, museums, the Tyne and Wear Metro system and St James Park, this is one gigantic zombie comic that is still relevant! Martin will also have his 24hr comics on hand and a book by his 9yr old daughter, Sophie.
Paul Thompson’s work can be found in A4 Comics Presents…, Project Z and all of the latest Paper Jam anthologies (most of which he has been involved in organising and designing). Thought Bubble will finally see his second issue of Tales of the Hollow Earth come out, as well as selected works from his many 24hr Comic Challenge attempts.
At only 22-years-old it’s amazing that Jack Fallows is a 10-year veteran of the small press comics scene. Jack’s most expansive work so far is The Big Bang – issue 1 of this character study set during a bizarre disaster somewhere in America was released at last year’s Thought Bubble and issue 2 has just been finished in time for this year’s convention.
North East comics legend and Rich Johnson’s favourite comic creator, Terry Wiley will be launching the second issue of Verityfair Terry’s Verityfairis a beautifully-drawn story of Verity Bournville a chip shop worker and struggling actress who has to contend with her acting agency burning to the ground and haunting nightmares.
Although he hasn’t been to a Paper Jam meeting in over a year due to various factors (having a baby is one!) Ben will always be a Paper Jammer! Thought Bubble will see the launch of a new 24hr comic and hopefully the first collection of his Spinechillers webcomic (starring Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft and Ambrose Bierce living together in a boarding house).