Jason Martin is the best
Noah Van Sciver has posted a story by Jason Martin on his blog. Jason is one of my favourite comic/zine makers of the moment, and it’s really cool seeing his stuff up on people’s blogs. He writes some very poignant and deceptive stories: deceptive because they seem so simple, but resonate very deeply. He’s also a really friendly chap. Anyway, the story that Noah posted first...
Smoo #2 1/2 and a preview of Smoo #3 both get the once-over from Richard Bruton at the Forbidden Planet Blog. Here’s a snippet of what he had to say about my earlier work: I looked over Simon M.’s Smoo issue 2 just a couple of months back, and thought it was very impressive, lovely of line and packed with some original page designs. Since then I had chance to look at his lovely, but...
The Zine Library lives!
That’s right! SHOP’s Zine Library has returned and is looking better than ever! After our last set of cardboard shelving went the way of the cardboard dodo, we had to take the zines down while we rethought our shelving strategy. Now, however, the zines are back, housed in lots of smaller, modular, cardboard shelving units. Each one is hand-made and hand-decorated from recycled...
Zine Library returns and I bugger off to Berlin
We’ve been busy making some modular cardboard shelving for the Zine Library out of old boxes. The blurry buggers below are two example of these things - handy, slanting shelves that will hold about 5 or 6 zines a pop: …and here is Brett, looking all cheerful, with some of his beautifully decorated examples: I’ll put up some pictures when I get back from Berlin next week....
Here are three pages I finished recently and then decided to scrap: I don’t know why, but I just can’t seem to get back into drawing. I’ve had a couple of months barely even thinking about comics, let alone drawing them, because I was finishing my PhD. Now that is done, I was confident that I would land on my feet and be able to finish off #3 in record time. No dice,...