Category Archives: Zines

February Smörgåsbord: Tattoo

February’s Smörgåsbord zine swap theme was TATTOO! Sadly nobody took up the challenge of having their comic tattooed directly onto their person, but the topic yielded some good results anyway. Here they are (click to view bigger images, or follow the links for full comics and higher quality pictures):

Sarah Crozier:

Zuzanna Dominiak (read the whole thing here):

Stephen Goodall:

Steven Ingram (read the whole thing here):

Aimee Lockwood (read the whole thing here):

Edward Ross:

The topic for the next meet-up (which is next week!) is: LEVITATE! Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. And don’t forget that we’re also running a larger scale Smörgåsbord, Smörgåsbord +, on the theme of Decomposition, which is due on the 12th of May. As ever if you’d like to be involved in either swap but aren’t able to make it along to the meet-up, feel free to take part and send us pictures of your zines!

January Smörgåsbord: Totem

Happy New Year, comic makers! Our first zine swap of 2015 yielded some fantastic results on the theme Totem, check it out:

Sarah Crozier:

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Zyzanna depicts a familiar scene:

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Stephen Goodall:

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Gemma Ingram made this magnificent random fursona/spirit animal generator:

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Steven Ingram:

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Aimee Lockwood (read the whole thing here):

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Andy P:

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Edward Ross (read the whole glorious thing HERE!):

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Nina Vedder:

vedderninatotem1 vedderninatotem2

We also had a couple of late entries for earlier Smörgåsbords! Here’s Sarah Crozier’s entry for our first topic Sunshine:

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And Craig Cunningham‘s entry for last month’s topic Melt:

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Next month’s meet-up will be happening as usual on the second Tuesday of the month. February’s theme is: TATTOO! See you all then.

December Smörgåsbord: Melt

Well done everyone who braved the weather bomb to come out to Boda last night! We were rewarded with Swedish mulled wine and a good collection of (kind of) festive zines.

Zyzanna wins the prize for the fastest ever zine construction (this was made at the meet up table in about a minute!):

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Stephen Goodall:

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Gemma Ingram:

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Steven Ingram:

istephenmelt1 istevenmelt2

Aimee Lockwood (I was too lazy to do any folding this month):

laimeemelt1 laimeemelt2

Will Morris:

mwillmelt1 mwillmelt2

Holly Pearson:

phollymelt1 phollymelt2

Ell J Walker:

welljmelt1 welljmelt2

Significantly upping the production values of the zine swap was Andy P, who brought us all a set of twelve cards from The Ghost Station Chronicles! Not on the Smörgåsbord topic of course, but we’ll let him off with it this time because we do love getting beautiful presents like this:

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Next month’s topic is: TOTEM. We’ll be meeting at the usual time and place – Boda Bar, 7pm, second Tuesday of the month. Hope to see you all then!

November Smörgåsbord: Suitcase

November’s ‘Suitcase’ themed zine swap took it to the next level! Some serious effort went into these comics (click to view larger images):

Craig Cunningham‘s Bono saga continues:

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Zyzanna:

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Stephen Goodall:

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Sonya Hallett:

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Steven Ingram stepped up the origami competition with this one:

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Gemma Ingram:

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Aimee Lockwood:

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Ell J Walker:

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December’s meet-up will be happening as usual on the second Tuesday of the month, 7pm onwards at Boda! The Smörgåsbord topic is: MELT. Well, it’s kind of Christmassy. I’m looking forward to seeing how elaborate this crazy origami competition can get.

We’ll also hopefully be doing a Christmas Drink and Draw some time during December, so watch this space for more news on that!

October Smörgåsbord: Sunshine

October’s Smörgåsbord topic was Sunshine! With a little side challenge – to put a depressing spin on the subject. Some excellent zines were swapped:

Craig Cunningham:

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Zyzanna:

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Stephen Goodall:

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(the more I look at this one the more I love it)

Sonya Hallett:

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(I didn’t get a copy of the zine version of this so these photos are of the original!)

Steven Ingram:

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Aimee Lockwood:

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Olly Paterson:

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Ell J Walker:

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Did I miss any? I don’t think so but let me know! Having these zines as a talking point last night was brilliant, especially as SO MANY new people came – it was great meeting you all! It seems like the Edinburgh comic scene is really thriving at the minute. And excitingly we had enough people come to… *drumroll* GET THE BODA SMORGASBORD! This is basically free cheese for everybody, conditional on having thirteen or more people attend. It tasted like VICTORY!

Because it seems like there are a lot of talented comic people about lately, we’ve been talking about the possibility of running a small pop-up comics mart in Edinburgh. If any of you ELC members (or other interested Scottish comic people) would like to get involved please get in touch! It’d be good to get an idea of how many people are interested. Also if you have any suggestions for good places in Edinburgh to run this kind of thing I’d like to hear them! Email: edinburghleagueofcomics@gmail.com.

The topic for next month’s Smörgåsbord zine-swap is: SUITCASE. Looking forward to seeing you all (and your zines) in November!