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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put it on the blog. I’m looking forward to seeing them all on Tuesday!
This month’s meet up will be happening – as per usual on the second Tuesday of the month. So here are the details:
Place: Boda bar on Leith Walk
Time: 7pm onwards
Date: Tuesday, 14th of October
Smörgåsbord topic: SUNSHINE!
Go HERE if you want to know what Smörgåsbord is all about… 🙂
This is a new monthly challenge started by Stephen. Here’s what it’s about in his own words (shamelessly copied from old mailout ;))
-Create a black and white comic/zine out of a folded piece of A4 paper in response to a random(ish)ly generated theme.
-Print/photocopy 10-15 copies and bring them along to the meet
-Swap with the other participants, so you leave with a varied collection of great miniature publications!
(if you’re stuck for what I mean then a great starting point is to fold an A4 page in half twice, so that you have an A6 booklet with four sides that can be unfolded to have an A4 poster on the reverse.)
Other than that, anything goes: drawing, collage, etc. etc. It should be a really interesting to see the different approaches that people take. I thought it would be good to do it monthly at first so that there isn’t enough time to agonise over what you make. Also, once we’ve got a fair collection together we can apply to get them put in The National Library.
There has been much deliberation about the name, but I think ‘Smörgåsbord’ is pretty apt, given the nature of the project and the the mythical snack platter much discussed in previous meets.