Wanna Hear a Joke? [TitanCon Comics]

During TitanCon, I hosted a paired down version of the Magnificent ComicBook Factory with the assistance of Rich Clements and Paddy Brown.

We were up against an all-star Game of Thrones panel in the first slot of the day. I’d no plan, hardly anyone showed up so there was a fair bit of stress and slack. As it happens, that’s a good combination.

First up, the lovely Siobhan McKenna:

BEAKERS by Siobhan McKenna

 

Jon Pot,

FART JOKE by Jon Pot

 

Paddy Brown:RUNNING MESSAGES by Paddy Brown (1) Rich ClementsTHE INTERVIEW by Rich Clements

May CheungTWO FISH by May Cheung WHY DID THE CHICKEN by Andy Luke

 

More Webcam Filth (Comics, Text)

Every so often I like to go on a webcam chat room. Some say every night, three times a day, but I say every so often.  I hear the remote world insisting there’s a taboo, that webcam chatting is stupid and I laugh, because those are very stupid people and perhaps in need of a crash helmet.  I’ve met a leading European cartoonist, the chief tribesman of a very small Atlantic island and one or two attractive folk maybe. But for every one of them, Tim Shere, CLUE

I didn’t come onto him. Unlike today, when I purposely posed as a woman. There’s some scandalous bullshit women have to go through, and its not fair on their male or trans friends either. I’m Charlean.

Comedy Cam

Sorry Mike, thanks for helping though.

I was talking to my friend Aurora on one of the (intently) cleaner chat rooms (that reinforces the rules properly), when we got a fella asking to talk dirty. This is usually met with people telling him to take it someplace else, but I decided to IM him and troll-the-troll. Thing is, he saw me coming…

Dirt

And JadesDJxT became a a room regular.

Here’s a little comic I did about a few of my friends. They have potty-mouths.

If yer asking, I prefer Camchat to Camamba. Maybe I’ll do a comic in there sometime.

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Did I ever tell you about the time I was addicted to telephone chat lines?

Alchemist 12This comic originally saw print in Issue 12 of The Alchemist, way back in 2000.  The Alchemist was edited and published by David Hobden and had a lovely art-book feel to it.. There featured quite a bit of work by Scottish punk psychic cartoonist John Miller, as well as Daryl Cunningham, Peter Poole and others.

Dek Baker was a bit of an underground sensation at the time, mainly Wargods of Atlantis and it’s spin-offs attracting a hardcore of Kirbyites and Golden Age yarn-spinners. Stuart Luke had guested on my own hub comic, Bob’s, which I suppose was fairly popular in and of itself. He may have been responsible for some of the lettering and inking here, although I don’t remember too well. Anyway, here it is.

Petra 01 Petra 02 Petra 03 Petra 04 Petra 05 Petra 06 Petra 07 Petra 08 Petra 09 Petra 10

Petra 11 Petra 12 Petra 13 Petra 14

 

Hurt

Some photos of the Belfast Writers Group courtesy of Lynda Collins and her partner Eoin Collins from The Falls and Shankill Road libraries today. The blow up is me getting quite precious while reading The Code Is This.

Libraries

UPDATE: Not quite sure how I missed this before, but Lynda has a blog and I’m keen to read it. http://lyndacollinsblog.wordpress.com/

The shop blog is open, updated with a raft of original artworks from the last few months.

Here’s todays offering, a comic called Hurt from events in 2004, and drawn around 2008.

Hurt

Going Places: New ADF ComicBook

Reminder that I’ll be out with the Belfast Writers Group on Saturday reading at Falls Road Library at 11am and the Shankill Library at noon as part of the European Heritage Open Days. I’ll be reading one of my favourite shorts, or perhaps the secret project revealed at TitanCon. Others will be reading from The Ghosts in the Glass and Other Stories horror anthology.

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03 Content

This is a focking great comic. I’m hoping I can organise printing with the ADF next week for contributors and patrons.

Download link: Going Places [10.4 mb]

Blog with Chicken Comic

UPDATE: I forgot to mention I’ll be doing short story readings at The Shankill Library (11am) and The Falls Library (12pm) with the Belfast Writers Group this coming Saturday. Please invite people along – here’s a Facebook place-setter.

I had a lovely time at TitanCon at the weekend and I’m beginning to feel a bit like Khaleesi gathering an albeit more casual army. After four weeks of hard con promotion I’ve been swearing on a holiday, and using my half-price travel pass to stay at some hostels. Morally, as long as I keep applying for jobs I can live with this.  It’s no skin off my nose, remoteness isn’t a disability to seeking employment where there’s free internet. As soon as I clean up the mess from a few dodgy editors I’ll plan out how this can work. I’ll be at the trip for six or seven weeks, that’s my best intention.

In late November I’ll be attending the Midwinter Comics Retreat, supping wine with comics chums as intended by the Debra Boyask, who I loved to bits, who I miss and has gone on to take her place at the head of the pantheon of tea gods. We’ll be heading out (maybe) to Sturt Farm in Wickwar, Gloucestershire from London. While I’m in England I may as well take a few days lapping it up. Get in touch if you want to spare bed me.

One of the effects of running two comics workshops in a row means I’ve a mass of art pages to scan up. An unfunny thing happened on the way to TitanCon in that I lost my bag of art equipment to Translink’s Metro bus. It was recovered this morning, despite explaining to staff the details and urgency early Friday afternoon.  I’ve never heard of anyone recovering stuff from Translink’s lost property so I’m pleased to have got it. We managed to make do extolling the virtues of biro comics and squeezed a 90 minute session to 30 minutes. The theme was jokes. The full collection will be on the TitanCon website in time, meanwhile, here’s my own contribution.

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Weekend Blog

As described in The Code Is This, I’ve spent the last few days bumming around my newly found beauty spot, writing Half Baked Alaska, a ripping adventure-drama-comedy I’m co-authoring with Neill Stringer. The plan is to try for a long run at this one, so the first part will debut on this weblogsite in about a month’s time.

Today I’ve been building http://theblackpanel.blogspot.co.uk and am happy to report the shop now has sixty comicbook titles from Northern Ireland and the Republic, which you can order at the click of a button.

Just in time for me and Paddy Brown to take the stock back to the re-opening of The Black Box’s Bazaar tomorrow (Sunday)

Come, say hi.  Help me decide what goes up here tomorrow.

Sludge Culture [Photo Comic]

religion? i’m a post-atheist agnostic advocating for christianity (small c), i appreciate your patience, especially given the weight..

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Fun coincidence: While putting this together, my nose and left ear started bleeding. Yeah. Huh?

The zombies are from the Make your own Zombie Movies produced by Paladone, the kit a christmas present from my niece Katrina.

Ayatollah Dracula and The Doctor finger puppets created for Olga’s birthday yesterday.

If you’re new to my websitey blog, I’m sharing a new creative piece here every day up until December 6th when I’ll be forty and scotched most likely. Why not stand out from the crowd by leaving a comment below? Yes. No, I don’t know why people don’t comment more.