Free Comic Book Day

We Are Words + Pictures are offering a new edition of Paper Science on Free Comic Book Day this Saturday (May 1st). The newspaper features 16 pages of work from some of the best alternative comic artists in the UK (many of whom are Solipsistic Pop contributors).

Mark Oliver and Tom Humberstone will be joining Matthew Sheret at Orbital Comics on Saturday for a Drop In + Draw session. Be sure to come by for your copy and say hi.

Saturday May 1st is Free Comic Book Day, and to celebrate We Are Words + Pictures will be once again releasing the talents of UK comics press on you all with a new edition of Paper Science.

Sporting a brand new cover by Philippa Rice, we’ll be setting ourselves up in London’s Orbital Comics, with 500 free copies to distribute to anyone who comes in. We’ll also be running a Drop In + Draw day there, featuring Tom Humberstone and Mark Oliver as well as the Mobile Library.

This new edition of Paper Science has been created with the generous assistance of Newspaper Club. They’re printing us a 16page, full-colour edition of 500 in time for the event. We’ll also be offering a print-ready PDF of the paper on this site on Saturday under a Creative Commons license, for you to read onscreen or to take to a printer. You can knock up a run wherever you are, just let us know.

We Are Words + Pictures are joined in this madness, in order of appearance, by Philippa Rice, Francesca Cassavetti, Joe Decie, Octavia Raitt, Becky Barnicoat, Daniel Locke, Anne Holiday, Matthew Sheret, Tom Humberstone, Luke Pearson, Adam Cadwell, Geof Banyard, Mark Oliver, Liz Lunney, Douglas Noble, Kristyna Baczynski, Anna Saunders, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Sean Azzopardi, Edward Ross and Marc Ellerby.

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Solipsistic Pop 2 in pictures

Solipsistic Pop 2 has arrived from the printers…


With 64 pages of beautiful comics presented within a gatefold cover by Luke Pearson. A newspaper ‘funnies’ insert is included inside the back cover…


Plus a special gift. A comic-carrying-bag-for-life with a blueprint design constructed of thousands of comic panels. Illustrated by Philippa Johnson (pictured).

Pick up your copy at the launch this Wednesday or pre-order here.

Solipsistic Pop 2 Launch

MUSIC FROM: SLEEPING STATES // TRISTRAM // DOGTANION
WE ARE WORDS + PICTURES DJ SET

COMEDY FROM ROBIN INCE // LIVE DRAWING
BUY THE BOOK AT A REDUCED PRICE

MEET THE ARTISTS // FREE SCREENPRINTS FOR THE FIRST 20 CUSTOMERS

7PM WEDNESDAY 28TH APRIL // £3
THE CROSS KINGS, KINGS CROSS, 126 YORK WAY (GMAP)

SOLIPSISTIC POP 2
Contains 64 pages of sequential art from some of the best comic artists, illustrators and designers working in the UK today. With a 12 page newspaper insert, gorgeous gatefold cover and specially designed tote bag, it’s a must have for any comic fan.

CONTRIBUTORS
Kristyna Baczynski, Becky Barnicoat, Adam Cadwell, Stephen Collins, Joe Decie, Marc Ellerby, Sally Hancox, Anne Holiday, Tom Humberstone, Philippa Johnson, Daniel Locke, Lizz Lunney, Jack Noel, Mark Oliver, Luke Pearson, Octavia Raitt, Anna Saunders, Julia Scheele, Matthew Sheret, and Matilda Tristram.

PRE-ORDER SOLIPSISTIC POP 2
If you are unable to make the launch night, you can pre-order the book here.

REVIEW SOLIPSISTIC POP 2
Email solipsisticpop@gmail.com to acquire press copies, arrange interviews, or for more information.

STOCK SOLIPSISTIC POP 2
Email solipsisticpop@gmail.com to order copies of the book for your store.