Sunday, 28 October 2012

Opinionated Geordie Monsters 7

Another issue of 'Opinionated Geordie Monsters Review the Local Band Scene' is out. 

It's free, it's open to anyone who wants to review a local band, it's full of hand-drawn pictures of monsters (not for any particular reason, but just because, y'know, anyone can draw a monster). 

And this month I am going to scan them and turn them into internet-turnable fake books. You know the kind of thing I mean: like the 24 hour comic I did here. I'm not really into the internet-zine thing, it's not real in my books. But it's the best way to 'catalogue' what gigs I've been to and what bands we've reviewed. My memory needs that aid.

More importantly, you can pick the paper version up for free in the Star & Shadow, and the odd other place, gig, pub, bus, that I leave copies now and then.

Deadline for issue 8 is 31st December, and you can scan & send em to, or even better post it to my house : 42 Curtis Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9BH

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

October is Big Draw Month

There are 4 zines that have thus far gone unblogged. ONE about the old anarchist misogynist Proudhon and my trip to his hometown; TWO the Beacons collaborative fanzine (to be finished next week); THREE Maltazine no.4 (to be finished this week); and FOUR issue 7 of Opinionated Geordie Monsters. But sheesh, time goes fast and the whole of September is gone and went already. (I know, grammar fans, you hate me, but it sounds so RIGHT in geordie).

And this is October and October is the month of the Big Draw and this year I am devoting a lot of my time to doing Big Draw stuff at the Star and Shadow. I am even doing a separate, daily blog about it, beginning here.