Author Archives: paulxthompson

Words + Pictures where Time = Space

Perception at TEDx, 18th May 2013 Hosted by The Lit and Phil. This talk was given by Paul Thompson at TEDx at the The Lit & Phil, in Newcastle upon Tyne on May 18th 2013. The theme was Perception, and the talk attempted to address this in three ways: Firstly, by demonstrating how the layout […]

Robohunter : The Best Man

Robohunter

The Best Man by Paul Thompson and Cuttlefish A comic strip I wrote and that Cuttlefish Comics drew for Zarjaz 17. I’ve always liked Sam Slade. A very cynical and mercenary character with far too many character flaws: On a good day, he can just about scrape through as a lovable rogue in the Han Solo mould. […]

The Maker Faire

2013 at Newcastle Centre for Life This weekend I attended Maker Faire UK at Newcastle’s Centre for Life. It was fascinating: in previous years i’ve been inspired by the Laser Cutters, Plotters and 3D Printers on display. This year, those devices are practically mainstream, and it’s no longer enough to show a thing that you’ve cut […]

Entomology

Tales of the Hollow Earth #2 Written and drawn by Paul Thompson. Agent Koen, a man with very little understanding of the world beyond the company of his fellow Inksekt agents and oblivious subordinate of Mister Chambers, is recalled to life to assist Astrid Moriarty in her investigations and at the same time find out […]

Some keys to Plato’s cave

(and the goths who live there) I’ve been writing and drawing comics over the last few years, sometimes I think a bit about that. …and one of the things I think is that there is sometimes a tendancy, when deciding what a prop or background character looks like to go for the platonic archetypal ideal […]

Tales of the Hollow Earth : Cosmology

April 9 – 16 2011 – Made In Newcastle Ten pictures by Paul Thompson ONE : Games The best board games are those whose depth of complexity and strategy comes from a very small number of easily understood elements and rules. Chess is considered to be a very deep game – it has six types […]

Boltzmann’s Eye

Tales of the Hollow Earth #1 Written and drawn by Paul Thompson. Astrid Moriarty arrives in Novalucia with a collection of cameras that can photograph things that are not there. Noir, surreal and funny, Tales of the Hollow Earth is now in its third issue out of an planned five, and has been described by […]