Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Announcing: ink+PAPER

Today David O'Connell - creator of Tozo: The Public Servant and the Queen Mum and Kate Middleton mini-comics - announced on twitter that he is starting a new comic magazine called ink+PAPER that will see publication in November. He gave a little more information on his website:

The true story of a woman making the first round-the-world journey by airship. A tale of long-lost lovers reunited. A record of a trip to Japan. An account of a man’s life told by the things he left behind. Human cannonball sisters. Dark matter. FOOD.
Just some of the stories to be found in ink+PAPER, a new comic magazine to be launched in the autumn. There’ll be short story comics: exciting, romantic and involving. And feature comics: funny, informative and fascinating. And not just comics – there’ll be articles on creators and their interests (they don’t just draw, they create in all manner of ways).
Intelligent? Yes. Fun? That too. Colourful? Very. But it’s all about the stories, some of which we’ll be previewing here. It’s long-train-journey, afternoon-at-the-beach, curl-up-in-an-armchair-on-a-rainy-day-type reading. (And for those of a digital persuasion there’ll be a downloadable – pixel+SCREEN? – version too.)
I hope you’ll take a look – Issue #1 will be out in November 2011.

I don't know about you but that sounds really brilliant to me and I can't wait to see how it shapes up! I'm particularly intrigued that David intends to focus on genres other than the usual horror & SF - such as romance, mystery/thriller, slice of life/drama and historical - which should give the magazine a very different identity. Submissions are by invitation only at the moment, but follow ink+PAPER on twitter to keep up to date with news as it is announced. Between this, STRIP magazine, CLiNT, the renewed Dandy, 2000AD & The Megazine and the thriving small press community the British comics scene is looking healthier than it has in years!


  1. Thanks guys! Hope you enjoy i+P when it comes out in November.


  2. Genuinely excited about it, David - your description of it being "long-train-journey, afternoon-at-the-beach, curl-up-in-an-armchair-on-a-rainy-day-type reading" absolutely got me where I live!