Friday, 22 July 2011

Plan for an Irresponsible Use of Alcohol

Hi, especially to the paperjimjams,

There are plans afoot for a new local comics anthology on the theme of 'alcohol'.

After careful consideration, and overruling the objections of my liver (seconded by the kidneys), I have decided my contribution to this will combine the drinking of drambuie with the write&drawing about it.

I have had some marvellous adventures with drambuie (stonehenge! elderly ladies!) and this will make up the first part of the piece. The second part will probably have gone downhill a bit and it will be a bit experimental to see what comes out on paper.

If you would like to somehow, to some degree, combine your drinking experience with mine, let me know. I shall probably choose an evening of this coming week for the experiment, and the last panel won't be drawn till the whole bottle of juice has gone through my system and out by one of the exits. I'd choose an earlier stage in the evening if I were you.

love Mike

The call-out for 'Alcohol ... and that':

The Paper Jam Comics Collective hasn’t done an anthology in a while.
People have all kinds of exciting projects of their own going on, but we all forgot to keep it real and bust out some team awesomeness in a new ...And That. So, to remedy that, we’re going to ruddy do one!

Having done: miscellaneous, Halloween, ‘You will have to wait’, Robots, children’s comics, Art and History, what’s next? Well, after some discussion, the consensus has fallen on ‘Alcohol’. The fact that the decision was made in a pub had nothing to do with this.

So submissions are open! Usual criteria apply: it’s open to anyone who’s a Paper Jammer (i.e. been to a few meetings at some point), you can do one or two pages, and team ups are allowed and encouraged (in which case you can combine page allocations if you want to do
something a bit longer).

We’re looking to go a bit old-school on this one after the large format extravaganzas we’ve had recently, so it’ll be A5 black and white (well, greyscale), with the cover either b&w too or maybe colour depending on how the Collective finances are looking.

Content: it would be quite a nice linking factor if everyone’s stories could be based on a particular type of alcoholic beverage, so aim for that (but don’t worry too much about it, or what anyone else is doing, we could easily have ‘Gin’ and ‘More Gin’ for example!) Interpret the
theme however you like, keep it vaguely clean (usual Paper Jam tone: a bit of rudeness is permissible but nothing too extreme), and come up with something great.


  1. Your commitment to authenticity is inspiring!

  2. see terribnle drunken post above; drunkenness has a magic that is hard to captiure.