[Update: A few extra dates on the events calendar at the side - This Saturday! Check it out!]
I'm hungover but it's blogger's duty to be here. Or is that a drunk's duty? I'll behave.
The April Black Market featured new comics!
Don't Panic!, a really great 'writer drawing' book by Debbie McCormack and Gareth Andrew McKnight. Already attracting mini-meme attention with it's "Further Adventures of Nick Cave" strips. Here's the website. That's a quid.
Lo-Fi (The Hungry Eye), a glossy collection of really beautiful street art pieces from over 20 artists at Belfast's Base event and beyond. Funded by Bag of Bees under the Vectors Versus Vandalism project. Three quid.
And ¿@#!*$ is doing the rounds, a free comics sheet to accompany the Catalyst Arts exhibition of the same name. (Which you should really check out) Good collection with the usual Catalyst names attached, and folk such as Phil Barrett, Douglas Noble and Malcy Duff. Oh, and I've a piece there too. The Facebook link is here.
As part of the exhibition/festival Stephen Downey and I will be releasing the new edition of Absence.
This comic about epilepsies has received funding for distribution all over the province and quite frankly, it's bloody brilliant. A big thanks to everyone who purchased Version 1.0 at the Market and beyond, and who provided feedback and reviews. These actions nurtured an important comic in a fragile stage. But no, you can't have your money back, but you can have this new copy for free.
The launch party is on April 21st. Facebook link.