Paper X Needs You

Illustrator Sandy Christie is putting together another Paper X collection, following up on the success of the first which was sold at the first Glasgow International Artists Book Fair.

Paper X is a new zine experiment where anyone can submit. Ass with the planned but unrelated Alternative Press Anthology (see news story),the aim of the project is to “get a flavour of what’s out there and bring it together as one.

“The blank paper x source books can be drawn, painted, written in, stuff stuck in etc source books will be rotated to spur random collaborations.”

There are a couple ways to submit: the first is by email, sending jpeg at 300dpi; the second is to to locate the paper x source books. These are contained in protective zip tuff bags, around Glasgow such as the Collective gallery and Deadhead Comics Embassy gallery.

Sandy is looking for contributions in any medium — paintings, drawings, photos, collage, or writing. “Anyone can submit from anywhere,” she says. The first deadline is 15th March 2009

“This will be an excellent platform to show your work,” feels Sandy. “These books somehow get everywhere, so make it count your piece must register truthful and be contemporary: same rule as before, no dull stuff, keep it fresh and take a risk.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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