Tube Surfing: 17 July 2008

• Due to unforeseen circumstances Jimi Gerkin’s much anticipated ‘Pens, Pencils and Photocopiers’ Comics and Zines Event in London this Saturday is going to cost exhibiting contributors £7 each. More details here: Jimi has asked that contributors get in contact with him to confirm.

• Talking of events, London Undrground Comics has announced its announce its second festival of the year, Low Energy Day on 30th August. “After the success of No Barcodes, with its beautiful atmosphere, universal profit making and footfall of over six hundred visitors we’ve decided to do… well pretty much the same again actually,” says Oli Smith. The event in Camden will have more tables and DJ Laurence Powell from small press legends Modern Monstrosity (Tales From The Flat) will be entertaining fans all day with his comics themed mixes in the middle of the main room.

Lee Slattery, whose work has previously apeared in Eddie Campbell’s Bachus, has just finished putting his Everyone Loves the Lizard man online. This used to run as a serial in Deevee at the same time as my How to be an Artist. Also, he has coloured the whole thing. It’s brilliant.

(in the scroll that opens for the five chapters watch out for the numbering, as I don’t think they appear in correct order)

• Glu Mobile has released The Dark Knight, a mobile game based on the latest Batman installment due for US release this week (18 July). The game is Glu Mobile’s second title for Warner Bros and the companu is also releasing a suite of content associated with the film, including over 30 wallpapers, 14 voice tones, four music tones and eight animated screensavers for mobile phones.

• More comics on mobile news: Fun Mobility is bringing Hello Kitty to mobile phones thanks to a new deal with Sanrio, which created the icon more than 30 years ago. FunMobility will sell Hello Kitty imagery and more to mobile phone users through its wallpaper applications and syndication deals with carrier storefronts.

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