Author Archives: paulxthompson

Schwitters

from Newcastle Stories …and that. a Paper Jam Comics Collective Anthology Newcastle Stories …and that was the Paper Jam Comics Collective’s 10th collaborative anthology, launched as part of the Late Shows on 17th May 2014. It was launched as part of a larger exhibition in collaboration with The Holy Biscuit entitled ‘Urban Fictions’. I had two pieces in […]

Calvert

from Newcastle Stories …and that. a Paper Jam Comics Collective Anthology Newcastle Stories …and that was the Paper Jam Comics Collective’s 10th collaborative anthology, launched as part of the Late Shows on 17th May 2014. It was launched as part of a larger exhibition in collaboration with The Holy Biscuit entitled ‘Urban Fictions’. I had […]

DIBI

(Design it: Build it) 7th – 8th October 2013 Hosted by the BALTIC I recently attended the DIBI conference held in the BALTIC. Here are some of the things that I attended that made me prick my ears up and stuck out as particularly interesting or memorable. Lean Start Up – Idea to MVP Bobby […]

Boardgame Jam – How it Went

Make and Mend Market, 21st September 2013 Hosted by the Star & Shadow Cinema So, on Saturday, myself and Alexi Conman* set out to run a Boardgame Jam as part of the Make and Mend Market at the Star and Shadow Cinema. I’d not really planned much beyond obtaining about fifteen quids worth of old […]

Alcohol …and that

Cover Design The Ninth Paper Jam Comics Collective Anthology One of the few PJCC Anthologies i’ve not contributed a story to, Alcohol …and that‘s cover was created by Brittany Coxon and Myself: we both designed it, I pencilled, Britt inked, we both coloured and then I did the typography. We were pretty happy with the […]

Asteroid Belter

The Newcastle Science Comic As part of the British Science Festival in September 2013 I’m immensely proud to have been both a contributor to and a part of the development of the Newcastle Science Comic where I was co-editor of the comic a a whole, and also a page editor for a good number of the […]

Girls from Mars

Tales of the Hollow Earth #3 Written and drawn by Paul Thompson. After another disappearance, a security consultant discusses the benefits of using good sealing wax on your correspondence and observes that Astrid is clearly seeing more than she should. Returning characters introduced in issue 1 (Lure), the history of Gudrun Black and her career […]

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 […]