Author Archives: paulxthompson

Exchange Free Range

Myself, Britt and Alex are doing semi regular DJ nights at The Exchange in North Shields. The remit is to be a bit free ranging, and the poster says: indie/funk/ska/electronic/hiphop/ britpop/J-pop/big beat/ rhythm & blues/rock’n’soul/disco. Exchange Free Range The next event is on the 22nd of June 2018. If you’re in the North East and like […]

Comics Robot Go!

This is a Comics Panel Drawing Robot i’ve built for the Maker Faire 2018 and Paper Jam Comics Collective. Music in the video is by Mister Fusty The Paper Jam Comics Collective presence at the Maker Faire was really well received. We were awarded a Maker of Merit ribbon – these are awarded to Makers […]

Invisible Beasts: A Hidden Cartography

An exhibition documenting Monstrous Territory Those hidden places and the signs within them indicating the passing, residence, presence or summoning of otherwise Hidden Beasts, Monsters, Demons and other creatures. A Hidden Cartography features 7 Artists working in North Shields. Curated by Paul Thompson hosted at The Exchange, North Shields for the duration of February and […]

Amazing Adventure Comics Machine …and that

Myself and Brittany Coxon worked on this framing strip for the Paper Jam Comics Collective anthology ‘Amazing Adventure Comics Machine‘ – our first in full colour, specifically as an all ages comic due to Space Monkey being close to sold out. Intro Pages Some self indulgent things here about the history of the group, I […]

Dungeons, Dragons, Scenes and Complexity

In the last year, i’ve been playing D&D both as the Dungeon Master and as a Player, and here are some of the things i’ve observed which I think creates a successful session or dungeon. It’s based around the notion that the three pillars of D&D, are: Roleplay Combat Exploration Rather than have separate scenes […]

Making …and that

The Paper Jam Comics Collective anthology specifically made to celebrate the Maker Faire and launch at Maker Fire 2016, my comic outlines, in a vague sort of way, some ideas about making Websites Good… (and how they relate to making Comics Good, with specific emphasis on getting it done rather than right) …an area in […]

Gish Wishes

I have no idea what any of this means. I was given some brief instructions by Linda Jameson about the various characters involved. I think it was for a charity treasure hunt? Anyway, I had a spare evening and did this. I’m not sure it was the right thing to do. Presumably someone out there […]

Food Encounters of the Third Kind?

Here’s the comic I made for the Paper Jam Comics Collective Food …and that Anthology. Deliberately trying to be less previous about the rendering here and focusing on just getting something done quick that has a few jokes. I’m pretty pleased with how it worked out and some of the panels are funny.

Game Over

The game may be over… …but do we know who won? As the members of the excellent Newcastle Playtest group will know, my preference is for games that do not require a counting of things and adding up of points after it has ended. Adding up the Victory Points is a very well used mechanic in modern […]

Newcastle Stories … and that :  ‘Urban Fictions’

31 May 2014 at The Late Shows  The PJCC exhibition and anthology launch The launch of the Paper Jam Comics Collective‘s tenth anthology, Newcastle Stories, took place at the Holy Biscuit as part of The Late Shows 2014. As any novocastrian knows, The Late Shows are annually one of the most exciting art events in the North […]