Events

Summer 2018 Events (May to August)

Sunday 12th August: Paper Jam Comics Collective: Tynemouth Book Fair Weekend 4th and 5th August: Paper Jam Comics Collective: Get North Family Expo We’ll be bringing the Comics Robot Go to St James’s Park as part of the Great Exhibition of the North. Saturday 28nd July: Exchange Free Range Myself, Britt and Alex will be DJing at […]

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 If you’re in the North East and like music, you should pay us a visit. Hopefully we’ll get […]

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 […]

Winter / Spring 2018 Events (January to April)

Weekend 28th and 29th April: Paper Jam Comics Collective: Maker Faire The Debut of the Comics Robot Go, which was built specifically for this excellent occasion. Saturday 21st April: Paper Jam Comics Collective: Baltic Self-Published Artist Market and Maker Faire  15th February to 15th March: A Hidden Cartography An exhibition I curated and a book launch […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]