Happy New Year, comic makers! Our first zine swap of 2015 yielded some fantastic results on the theme Totem, check it out:
Zyzanna depicts a familiar scene:
Gemma Ingram made this magnificent random fursona/spirit animal generator:
Aimee Lockwood (read the whole thing here):
Edward Ross (read the whole glorious thing HERE!):
We also had a couple of late entries for earlier Smörgåsbords! Here’s Sarah Crozier’s entry for our first topic Sunshine:
And Craig Cunningham‘s entry for last month’s topic Melt:
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.
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!):
Aimee Lockwood (I was too lazy to do any folding this month):
Ell J Walker:
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:
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’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:
Steven Ingram stepped up the origami competition with this one:
Ell J Walker:
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’s Smörgåsbord topic was Sunshine! With a little side challenge – to put a depressing spin on the subject. Some excellent zines were swapped:
(the more I look at this one the more I love it)
(I didn’t get a copy of the zine version of this so these photos are of the original!)
Ell J Walker:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The topic for next month’s Smörgåsbord zine-swap is: SUITCASE. Looking forward to seeing you all (and your zines) in November!
It’s been nearly a month since September’s ELC meet-up, so this is a slightly belated first Smörgåsbord entry! The brief was to create a mini-zine from a folded A4 sheet of paper, and the first ever topic was Error. We had a grand total of two zines entered for September:
I’m expecting us to have more entries for October’s topic, Sunshine! If you want to take part but you can’t make it to the meet-up (Tuesday 14th November, at Boda) you can still email a comic to email@example.com and I’ll put it on the blog. I’m looking forward to seeing them all on Tuesday!