Monday, September 17, 2007

Just 1 Page & Comica 2007

Two more items of Just 1 Page business:

1. Wrapping up the charity stuff.

Copies of the mag will be given away to attendees at the Birmingham International Comics Show, and you will be able to buy some of the original artwork there, with the eBay auction happening in October- Early November this year.

This Shaun of the Dead statue will be auctioned in time for Halloween (yes I said that last year)

Also at BrumICS will be the second Kryptonite Factor Quiz.
Unfortunately it looks like Budgie cannot attend so there will be another co-presenter for me (we are calling him The Budgie of whatever Earth was the evil one).
I have last year's quiz uploaded if anyone is interested. (It's a big file if you're on slowband.)

2. Comica 2007 at the ICA - 20th & 21st October.

Once again, Paul Gravett is hosting ComICA including a 24 Hour Comic at the ICA
(overnight accommodation at the ICA has not been forthcoming however, so please let me know if you'd like somewhere to stay.)

Here's the full agenda for the weekend:

24 Hour Comic starts at 3pm Saturday in the BRANDON ROOM.
See last year's report here:
Please email me if you think you'd like to take part in this.
Anyone not able to commit to the full 24 hours is welcome to come along during the weekend and draw Just ONE Page for a great big huge megacollaboration, in fact if you cannot get to the ICA but can draw and scan one page and email it to me during the 24 hours you can still take part.

Subject to confirmation, 24 Hour Contributors will be on the guest list, so places are limited.
Megacollaborators won't be able to get in for free, but buy a ticket for one of the talks f0r £^ or a day pass and you will be taking part in a historical event !

Saturday 20 October
Lingua Comica (3.30pm - 4.30pm)
Where Asian and European comics meet, the language of comics bridges cultures. Comica director Paul Gravett introduces the Lingua Comica comics lab, a cultural exchange gathering 14 young creators from Asia and Europe.

Between Angoulême and Hanoi (4.30pm - 5.30pm)
Mixing reportage and romance, acclaimed French auteur and tutor Gérald Gorridge shares his passion for Vietnam, where he has discovered a fresh generation of comics geniuses.

Indian Comics From Calcutta to Brick Lane (5.30pm - 6.30pm)
Sarnath Banerjee talks about his path to becoming India's premier graphic novelist with Corridor and The Barn Owl's Wondrous Capers from Penguin, and his plans for the ambitious follow-up, Route.

Sunday 21 October
Make Mine Manga (2.30pm - 3.30pm)
Why are creators everywhere so inspired by Japanese comics? Award-winning Paul Duffield, artist on The Tempest from the Manga Shakespeare range, and other contributors to the latest Best New Manga volume join editor Ilya to suggest possible answers.

Comica Collaboratories (4pm - 5pm)
Webcomics wizard Daniel Merlin Goodbrey (Last Sane Cowboy & Other Stories) guides you through experiments in online comics, including cutting-edge blog collaborations by Lingua Comica's participants.

Manhua: China Comics Now (5.30pm - 6.30pm)
East beats West? Learn why Chinese comics are on the rise, at home and abroad, from China's Yishan Li (Spirit Marked), Hong Kong's Mr Clement (Yeah Kou Phobia) and other artists and guests. Presented in association with the Asia-Europe Foundation.

Talks to take place in the NASH ROOM
Individual talks: £6 / £5 Concessions / £4 ICA Members.
Special package: all three talks on Saturday OR Sunday: £14 / £11 Concessions / £9 ICA Members.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

A new year, A new start for Just 1 Page

Total disillusionment with the whole Just 1 Page business is behind me know, so here's this year's plan.

1) No more Just 1 Page publications from me.
If anyone wants to take over with a more commercial approach - ie £1500 corporate sponsorship to pay the costs rather than my pocket (or any one else's pocket) - I'll be glad to hear from you.

2) Clear the backlog of auctions.
The auctions will start after the Birmingham International Comics Show, where I will be giving away as many copies of Just 1 Page as I can carry up there. (We will have no table, so this probably means putting them into the Freeby Bags.)

3) At least one 24 Minute Comic.
I've proposed three: Caption, in Oxford on Sunday 12th August; Brum ICS in October (tbc) and one other subject to the next point. If anyone wants to have a go at one elsewhere, let me know and I'll help if possible.

4) The 24 Hour Comic at the ICA.
Hopefully now they can let us stay in the venue overnight, or at least find a venue where we can.

Please let everyone know that there's a Just 1 Page page on Comic Space and when I have finished (slowly) converting the old Just 1 Page website to this blog, I'll start uploading the images to include contributor biogs etc. which of course will be open to your own comments.