Four great international opportunities to get hold of a copy of i+P#1 this month (aside from the internet-based options):
- Ellen Lindner will be shilling at the Brooklyn Zine Fest on April 15th: http://www.brooklynzinefest.com/ alongside the fabulous The Strumpet.
- Cliodhna Lyons will have some copies at the wonderful Comiket in London on April 21st: http://www.comicafestival.com/index.php/events/detail/comica_comiket_independent_comics_fair/
- Both of these fine ladies will be at the amazing MoCCA in New York City on 28th-29th April: http://moccafest.org/
- i+P is available in the brilliant Lambiek in Amsterdam, the world’s first comic shop: http://lambiek.net/about.htm
Meanwhile, issue #2 lurches into life…
If you are live in the US and are tempted to buy a copy of ink+PAPER, but are put off by those rather grim transatlantic shipping costs, then you might be interested to know that issue #1 is available through i+P contributor and editor of The Strumpet comic magazine, Ellen Lindner. Recently relocated to her native Long Island, Ellen is acting as our US distributor (we’ll be returning the favour for UK Strumpet readers very shortly).
For a copy of i+P #1 ($12 + $3 shipping) go to Ellen’s Etsy shop here.
[And don't forget there's the digital version too.]
Summer may seem like a long way off but the work for the second issue of ink+PAPER is already under way. This issue’s lineup is almost completely different from #1, a deliberate decision in order to ensure the breadth of available talent gets its time in the spotlight. I’m particularly delighted by the artists who’ve agreed to contribute and am really looking forward to seeing this bumper edition!
Barring any last-minute stuff, there will be comics from Fred Blunt, Francesca Cassavetti, Rick Eades, Sarah Gordon, Paul Harrison-Davies, Sally-Anne Hickman, Kripa Joshi, Sarah McIntyre, Will Morris, Paul Peart-Smith, Andy Poyiadgi, John Riordan, Kim Roberts, Carl Thompson, Andrew Waugh and Seán Michael Wilson. There’ll also be contributions from Esther McManus, Jenni Scott, Selina Lock and Jay Eales.
ink+PAPER #2 is due out in June 2012.
We love dead tree comics but we love digital too, with its clarity, bright colours and convenience. And issue #1 only costs US$5.00 (about £3.20) – less than half price for 96 full-colour pages. Plus none of those annoying postal charges, especially great for international readers.
Graphicly is home to whole host of independent comics from the likes of Top Shelf, Image and many others, so there’s plenty of other stuff to choose from too.
As the end of the year approaches, a final big thank you to everyone who has made the first issue of ink+PAPER a success. I’m very pleased with the way i+P has been received and I’m very grateful for the all-important word-of-mouth that has helped things on their way.
I’ve still a few more stockists to sort out but aside from that I’m down to a handful of copies – so if you’re looking for a last-minute Xmas present there’s probably just enough time to grab one. Also, I’m happy to say I should have some news on a digital version of i+P in the new year.
Finally – a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all readers.
This weekend is the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds – come along and grab some of our lovely merchandise: there’s a free screen-print by Esther McManus with every copy of ink+PAPER issue #1 (while stocks last) and some smart badges too.
ink+PAPER is very pleased to be sharing a table with The Strumpet comic, also launching their inaugural issue. I’ve had a preview and it looks amazing! We can be found at table 123 in the Saviles Hall:
See you there!
An official non-Twitter, non-Facebook thank you to everyone who came along to the launch party at Orbital Comics last Friday night. It was a great night and the response to the mag was very positive – lots were sold! There are some pics from the night on Facebook (can be viewed without logging in).
The Comiket on the following day was a brilliant, much-improved event. There was a real buzz to the day and very encouraging sales again. We’re now looking forward to Thought Bubble in Leeds – it’s the big one.
In other news, contributor Shug has made available some music to go with his comic Iris. It’s an atmospheric accompaniment to his bittersweet tale. And there were some nice words from Pop Culture Hound in their mention here.
Come one, come all! See you there!
Don’t forget the Comiket tomorrow, too! As well as i+P, there’ll be comics royalty in the form of HRH Posy Simmonds, who’ll be opening the event. Also there’ll be live drawing from other members of the nobility: Sarah McIntyre, Luke Pearson and Roger Langridge amongst many others (check out Sarah’s travel diary comic – she’ll have a very limited number of copies for sale). And i+P contributors Lizz Lunney, Dan Berry, Timothy Winchester, Joe Decie and Philippa Rice will also be exhibiting along with a host of top quality comics talent. It’s going to be an amazing day!
And if that doesn’t tickle your comics fancy, pop along to the South East London Zine Fest in glittering New Cross, also on Saturday, for cutting edge DIY publishing at its best! Phew! I’ve a feeling Sunday will be a duvet day…