Thursday, 26 August 2010

SPBM recommends: Dez Skinn's History of British Fanzines

Fascinating stuff from the UK comics publishing legend Dez Skinn - from Fantasy Advertiser to Marvel UK and Starburst magazine to Warrior.

This article on Skinn's website feature some amazing lost artworks from Brian Bolland, Steve Parkhouse, Dave Gibbons and many more.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Lee is grinning like a prat...

...cos he just found out he won the Design A Logo competition for the rather fabulous Dissecting Worlds podcast.

There will be no living with me now! Have that servant girl scrubbed and sent to my chambers! Chop chop!

SPBM recommends: "Today's Superheroes Send Wrong Image To Boys" response

Last week there was a research paper published by American psychologist Sharon Lamb which cast several aspersions on comic book superheroes, the movies made from these comics and their effect on young and impressionable boys. This sent a Mexican wave of eyerolling and "Oh for flip's sake" grumbling through section of the comics community but Stephen Aryan of the Comic Book Outsiders podcast decided to write a more formal response and voice what we were all thinking - only, in my case, far more clearly and eloquently. Check it out via the links below.

The original press release

Stephen response Part 1 and part 2

Thursday, 19 August 2010

This looks fun - I'll definitely try to pop along on the Saturday to see what's what.

For more details do the clicky thing here:
"The Birmingham Zine Festival will feature a wide range of self-published books, comics and magazines. We'll also be showcasing a selection of artwork from artists connected to the alternative press."

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Jamie Smart's Find Chaffy

SPBM favourite and comedy genius Jamie Smart has a new children's book out called Find Chaffy - as you'd expect from Mr Whubble it's eye-meltingly beautiful and very funny. On his website Jamie is running a communal webcomic called The Longest Most Amazing Chaffy Adventure Of All! You can read it and indeed join in if you want to by clicking this here linkHERE

Lee had a go and you can see his effort on that very link there. It's this here one here...

new Stace blog on SFX

SFX logo

Attention! El Stacerino has got a new SFX blog up!
Check it out yeah?

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Garen Ewing sketches from Bristol

Been meaning to upload these for ages... as mentioned in our Bristol Comics Expo episode Stace & I were chuffed to bits to get Rainbow Orchid creator Garen Ewing to sign & sketch in our copies of RO book 2. Aren't they fab?

If you haven't read Rainbow Orchid yet we highly recommend you buy it at your favourite online or highstreet comics emporium or check out the website here:

Monday, 2 August 2010

Episode 21 is up!

Welcome to Episode 21 of Small Press Big Mouth, this is an extra long special episode as we hadn’t recorded since Bristol and we are unashamedly leaving in all of the gushing we did about Rainbow Orchid Volume 2! We also have news, the Big Mouth Tweet Tout, and reviews of The Man With The Getaway Face by Darwyn Cooke, Crikey! Magazine, Dexter's Half Dozen, Shadoko: The Happiest Ninja and much more. Back to our usual shorter length next time!
Direct Download: Episode 21

This week's Big Mouth Tweet Tout winner is Dean Stahl with his excellent Headlocks and Headaches webcomic!


Stacey co-hosting ECBT2000AD ep 29 - online now!

Join Flint and Stacey as they look at progs 1690-92

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