Comics

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 […]

Bad Decisions

This was my submission for the Paper Jam Comics Collective anthology Bad Decisions …and that. I think we can all agree that some questionable creative choices have been made here. Lacking inspiration, I called the above mess ‘Something Something Fish Quotas’ I did a little design work for the cover of the Comic (which was […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

The Network

A comic by Luke Halsall and myself – Luke came up with the idea, we both worked it into a short, but quite abstract story, and then I drew it. Pretty pleased with how it worked out. The Story was published in Glow 2 Horror Anthology in 2012.

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 […]

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 […]

Horror Comics panel at Hi Ex

Horror Comics panel at Hi Ex Last weekend, I attended Hi-Ex. I’ll write about it’s wonders more generally shortly (which are already very well documentedelsewhere). This post is specifically about the Horror Comics panel on the Saturday afternoon. These people took the stage: Al Ewing, writer of Judge Dredd, Zombo and Desolation Stationfor 2000AD Charlie Adlard, artist on The Walking Dead John Higgins, […]