Art

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 […]

Artefice in Theatre, TV and Film

I know some things about comics, but I don’t know all that much about Theatre. I’m going to talk about it anyway, which is a risky way to go on. Theatre aware of the audience. Obviously in a comic, tv or film, the actors can break the fourth wall and address the audience, but only theatre […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Apocryphal Picasso Stories

This comic appeared in the Paper Jam Comics Collective Anthology ‘Art and That’. Part of a number of stories i’ve heard based on artists mythologizing themselves and the risks of commissioning an Artist with a capital A. I’d heard similar stories at the time about Aphex Twin (who liked to make it known through other […]

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 […]

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 […]