Issue #3 is ready for pre-order!
In this winter issue of ink+PAPER, we’ve a veritable galaxy of comics and features for you to explore. Contributors include Joe Blann, Fred Blunt, Emma Carlisle, John Cei Douglas, Euan Cook, Emma Donnelly, Emma Evans, Fay & Marc Olivent, Sarah Graley, Dan Haycocks, Akvile Miseviciute, Nulsh, Julia Scheele & Chrissy Williams, Matt Sheret, Rebecca Tobin, Kelly Walton and Andrew Waugh. It’s been an absolute delight to put together (though next time I’ll be careful not to ask three Emmas – very confusing).
There’ll be previews soon, but first I have to announce our launch party which we’ll be hosting with our good friends at The Strumpet, who are launching their bumper second issue – check out the fantastic contributors over at the Strumpet blog.
Orbital Comics in London are generously providing the venue and we’re acting as the after-party for Bryan Talbot’s interview in Foyles, just down the road. We’re also the pre-party for the autumn Comiket, where i+P#3 will be on sale. Do come along if you can: 7pm on the 9th November at Orbital!
Here’s the second preview of what’s coming in issue #1. It’s from Joe Decie, who has recently had a collection of his work published by Blank Slate Books, rather lovely it is too. Just a glimpse of Joe’s contribution – a rare bit of full-colour work:
I interviewed Joe in depth a while back – you can find out more about the man here.
Also, Michael Leader has been revealing some of the background to his contribution, one of the prose pieces in the magazine. I love this idea: how objects can tell a story about people long after they’re gone. It very much exemplifies ink+PAPER‘s unofficial remit of story-telling through unconventional means.
If you’re on Tumblr, i+P is too – posting things that inspire and influence here.
The response to ink+PAPER has been amazing – thanks to everyone to sent good wishes for the magazine’s future. Preparations for the first issue continue apace, but the esteemed contributors are busy people. Here are a few things that they are involved in currently:
The Comix Reader: the launch party for issue #2 of this excellent alternative newsprint comic is next week at The Miller in London (details at this FB event). i+P contributors Elliot Baggott, Barnaby Richards, Julia Homersham and Ellen Lindner all have stories in this issue and it’s a lovely thing to behold.
poster by Ellen
Sammy Boras and Shug have been regularly updating their webcomics, both of which have a bit of a spooky feel…
Tom Humberstone recently announced the line-up for Solipsistic Pop #4, the high quality anthology project he’s edited for the past few years. Among other comic favourites featured are i+Pers Lizz Lunney, Dan Berry, Philippa Rice and Joe Decie. SolPop is always a beautiful book and Tom’s commitment to the art of the printed object is inspirational.
Speaking of Lizz Lunney, she’s one of the organisers of the Birmingham Zine Festival taking place on July 9th (details here). Dan Berry, David O’Connell and Timothy Winchester will be in attendance at what looks to be a great event – do come along and say hello.