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    Quick heads up about a new UK anthology of alt. comic artists based in and around London that I'm putting together called Solipsistic Pop:

    Solipsistic Pop is a biannual anthology designed to spotlight the best in alternative Comic art from the UK.

    It features diverse, beautiful, twisted and peculiar Comics that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Comic artists old and new are encouraged to contribute. Solipsistic Pop intends to provide a support structure and outlet for UK alternative Comics.

    Each book of Solipsistic Pop will be a boutique, tactile product. An interactive, unique artefact designed to suit the content of each edition with an extremely limited printrun.

    The website will be updated with previews of artwork from the first book, essays, news and related live events.

    Book one arrives November 2009

    steve collins cartoon

    There's also a manifesto up there that may be of interest. A book launch for November is being organised and I'll post more details about this nearer the time. Spread the word!

    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2009
    That tube map is beautiful.
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    Interesting stuff, Stephen Collins stuff is pretty funky tbh.
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    It's all looking like beautiful stuff. Except the words I added. They're just horrible.

    Seriously though, the passion for this is frankly palpable, and I'm very excited about the prospect of seeing a copy sometime soon.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2009
    i remember seeing the one about "Vague Scientist" a while ago and i thought it very witty. Now i know who it´s from i shall be watching with interest. good work fella!
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    RSS added! - Looks great!
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    thanks everyone for the support and interest in the anthology! Really excited about it and some of the contributions coming in are absolutely stunning (hope to have some uploaded to the blog this week).

    I should clarify that the tube map and vague scientist cartoons are by Stephen Collins - one of our contributors - and not me, but I'll be sure to pass the kind words on!

    Steve's blog is at and is consistently brilliant.
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    Hope I pushed some traffic your way.
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    Solipsistic Pop launch poster

    Launch News!!

    Book one of Solipsistic Pop will be officially launched at the Comica Comiket at the ICA on November 8th.

    The stall will feature copies of the book and a selection of work by the contributors. Most contributors will be there on the day to sign books. The Comiket will be open between 1pm and 6pm.

    A post-launch party will take place in the ICA bar from 7.30pm until closing. There will be live drawing and DJ sets from contributors during the night.

    Hope to see you all there!
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    I'm bumping this back up to the top. Pay attention, damn you.
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    For those of you who missed the blogging Tom spoke at length about the project to Alex Fitch on, and recently made a journey to see the presses in action. It's looking bloody beautiful, frankly, and I can't wait to get hold of it at the launch night.

    Any of you lot coming down for it?
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2009
    Looks awesome, but isn't "Solipsistic Pop" redundant?
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    Oh god.
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    That looks interesting. There's seems to be a nice crossover happening between comics/illustration/design there.

    Whats the price point for the book? (Excuse my thickness but I can't find a price on the site) And what's your print run going to be?
    • CommentTimeOct 26th 2009
    This looks very nice. Well designed, high quality comics anthologies seem to be on the rise atm.
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    Hi all - thanks for the kind comments and enthusiasm! The books will be selling at £12 (which includes the main book, a newspaper insert, and two minicomics). It will be a limited printrun of 500

    Really hope to see some of you down there for the launch.
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    Yeah I keep missing out on Comica Events. I'll try and make it this year.
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    So, Tom had a copy out and about last night, and it's just about one of the most beautiful things I've seen in a long time. I think the contributors who were out had a mixture of stunned expressions and teary eyes, even from Gillen, and Rich Johnston gave a flattering comparison to Raw.

    Launch at the ICA has now become a must-attend event.
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    God, don't say that, I don't think I can make it...
    • CommentAuthorTheDeeMan
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2009
    Looks fantastic. Great job. :)


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