29 September 2010

COMIX NEWS - Hurk's Influence Map

"Influence maps" are popular amongst comics types right now. Some are interesting, some are downright scary, but Lord Hurk's is best I've seen :






















Hurkulaneum

20 September 2010

Contents

THE COMIX READER issue 1 :



CHARLIE PARKER "HANDYMAN" by Paul O'Connel and Lawrence Elwick



THE MAGNIFICENT ORB by Lord Hurk



COMICS by Ralph Kidson



SOMERSAULT by Richard Cowdry



THE COMET by Bird






















A CLASSY DRESS by Tobias Tak






















PORTRAITS by Kat Kon



PNEUMA by Dan Locke



TREETOP SINGERS; AN ODE TO MAN by Gareth Brookes



SABRINA by Paul O'Connel






















by Julia Homersham




MINOR HEAD INJURIES by Alex Potts






















KEVIN COSTNER HAS LEPROSY/MR PANDA GOES TO THE RESTAURANT/BATTLE OF COMIC PROPORTIONS by Tim and Alex Levin






















DRAWING COMIX? WHAT A WASTE OF TIME!! by Jimi Gherkin



BEING HOMELESS AIN'T SWELL by Scott Smith



WANKSY by Peter Lally






















THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE by Darron Northall and Paul Brown



by Steve Tillotson



CRAPPY INDIE GAY BAR by Sina Evil



FESTIVAL FASHION THROW DOWN by Ellen Lindner



SOMERSAULT by Richard Cowdry


JUST GO STRAIGHT by Saban Kazim

16 September 2010

About

The Comix Reader is an alternative comics newspaper that attempts to reignite the free spirit of the underground press. It presents a unique blend of established talent, new discoveries, outsider art and unsung heroes of the art form. It’s contributors are a rogues gallery of the UK’s funniest, edgiest and weirdest cartoonists.
More info here about why we chose our format and the tradition of newsprint comics.
Here you can read about the genesis of a Comix Reader cover, and learn more about the paper's raison d'etre.
























Comix Reader issue 1 pages by Richard Cowdry, Alex Potts, Paul O'Connell/Lawrence Elwick, Sina Evil, Kat Kon, and Saban Kazim.

The Comix Reader is an experiment in distribution and publishing. The comic is half distributed by Diamond, and half by the contributors themselves. 9,000 copies are printed and paid for by the artists. Diamond then takes orders from traditional comic outlets, and the "Comix Strippers" take it everywhere else. The paper is sold at music festivals, comedy gigs, in pubs, bookshops, record shops, on the beach and on the street.
Learn how you can sell The Comix Reader and be part of the New Comix Revolution!
























Comix Reader issue 2 pages by Lord Hurk, Tobias Tak, Julia Homersham, Richard Cowdry, Peter Lally, and Elliot Baggott.

Regular contributors include Richard Cowdry (Vice Magazine, The Stool Pigeon), Tobias Tak (Hotwire Comics), Gareth Brookes (winner of the 2012 Myriad Press Graphic Novel Competition), Ellen Lindner (America’s Best Comics), and Paul O’Connell (Dazed and Confused, The Guardian). Plus Lord Hurk, Peter Lally, Kat Kon, Alex Potts, Julia Homersham, Steve Tillotson, Elliot Baggott, Ralph Kidson, Kevin Ward, Paul Ashley Brown, Jimi Gherkin, Bernadette Bentley, Saban Kazim, Bird, Tim & Alex Levin, Lawrence Elwick, Sina Evil, Barnaby Richards, Joe Sumner, Daniel Locke, Hannah Eaton, Tanya Meditzky, Sean Duffield, Maartje Schalkx, Mike Medaglia, Craig Burston, James Parsons, Dickon Harris, and Scott Smith.
























Comix Reader issue 3 pages by Elliot Baggott, Mike Medaglia, Bird, Paul O'Connell, James Parsons, and Lord Hurk.

"There really is no reason not to pick it up next time you're in a comic shop." Existential Ennui Read their full review of issue 1.

“The creative minds behind the Comix Reader are an enthusiastic and prolific group of contributors whose sketch jams, talks and meetings make for an unprecedented underground scene.” GOSH!

"the most alternative of the current anthology set" - Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet


Comix Reader issue 4 pages by Tobias Tak, Ralph Kidson/Martin Meeks, Noelle Barby, Saban Kazim, Richard Cowdry, and Tobias Tak.

Underground Comix Cartoonists



Can you name them all?

15 September 2010

This Saturday : Leeds Alternative Comics Fair

Saturday 18th Sept 2010, from 12-6pm, at A Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds.



Info.





















Jimi Gherkin

COMICS

If you like The Comix Reader, some of the publications below may also be to your taste.

PAUNCH and UP A BLIND ALLEY by Scott Jason Smith





scottjasonsmith.com

TALES FROM THE COSMIC MOUNTAIN






















By Bird. I'm sure Bird still has comics available to buy. You should contact him at thetrianglesky.com

ETHEL SPARROWHAWK & ETHEL SPARROWHAWK'S TERRIBLE HANGOVER




































Steven Tillotson and Jemima Von Schindelberg (banalpig.com)
Review!

GOOD FOR GRANNY!






















By Peter Lally (The Firmament)

HOOTIEBITS, GIANT CLAM, & MORE























Ralph's work is available by writing to Ralph Kidson, 3 Langridges Close, Newick, East Sussex, BN8 4LZ. Please add 50p (£1 for non-UK) for postage and packing. Make sure you ask for Ralph's new comic, Hootiebits, which is briliant.






SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. SKELETOR






















(Review)
By Gareth Brookes appallingnonsense.co.uk

THE BEDSIT JOURNAL
























(Reviews).
By Richard Cowdry, Peter Lally, Bird, Hannah Glicksfein, Tim Levin, Takashi Makita, Mardou & Fortenski, Alex Levin, Ed Scott.

STATIC REVOLVER






















By Lord Hurk and Kevin Ward

MEAT HILL






















By Lord Hurk

fancybutcher.com

PUBLISH YOU



















Rich Cowdry, Scott Smith, Gareth Brookes, Jimi Gherkin, Peter Lally, Saban Kazim and Edd Baldry, to name but a few!
alternativepress.org.uk

JONES COMIX














Tim & Alex Levin, and friends.
JonesComix

A PINT OF TITTER






















By Julia Homersham. Available from appallingnonsense.co.uk

WHORES OF MENSA



Ellen Lindner, Jeremy Dennis, Mardou, plus guests.
www.whoresofmensa.com (See the trailer for issue 5).

CRAPPY D, and other comics.



I'm sure Shabs has comics still available. You'll have to ask him where to get them though.

SOUND OF DROWNING


































Paul O'Connel
Issue 14 drawn by Lawrence Elwick!

BROWNER KNOWLE






















5 issues available, by Paul Ashley Brown.