Category: Comics

  • Girls from Mars

    Girls from Mars

    Tales of the Hollow Earth #3 Written and drawn by Paul Thompson. After another disappearance, a security consultant discusses the benefits of using good sealing wax on your correspondence and observes that Astrid is clearly seeing more than she should. Returning characters introduced in issue 1 (Lure), the history of Gudrun Black and her career…

  • Apocryphal Picasso Stories

    Apocryphal Picasso Stories

    This comic appeared in the Paper Jam Comics Collective Anthology ‘Art and That’. Part of a number of stories i’ve heard based on artists mythologizing themselves and the risks of commissioning an Artist with a capital A. I’d heard similar stories at the time about Aphex Twin (who liked to make it known through other…

  • Words + Pictures where Time = Space

    Words + Pictures where Time = Space

    Perception at TEDx, 18th May 2013 Hosted by The Lit and Phil. This talk was given by Paul Thompson at TEDx at the The Lit & Phil, in Newcastle upon Tyne on May 18th 2013. The theme was Perception, and the talk attempted to address this in three ways: Firstly, by demonstrating how the layout…

  • Robohunter

    Robohunter

    The Best Man by Paul Thompson and Cuttlefish A comic strip I wrote and that Cuttlefish Comics drew for Zarjaz 17. I’ve always liked Sam Slade. A very cynical and mercenary character with far too many character flaws: On a good day, he can just about scrape through as a lovable rogue in the Han Solo mould.…

  • Entomology

    Entomology

    Tales of the Hollow Earth #2 Written and drawn by Paul Thompson. Agent Koen, a man with very little understanding of the world beyond the company of his fellow Inksekt agents and oblivious subordinate of Mister Chambers, is recalled to life to assist Astrid Moriarty in her investigations and at the same time find out…

  • The Network

    The Network

    A comic by Luke Halsall and myself – Luke came up with the idea, we both worked it into a short, but quite abstract story, and then I drew it. Pretty pleased with how it worked out. The Story was published in Glow 2 Horror Anthology in 2012.

  • Some keys to Plato’s cave

    Some keys to Plato’s cave

    (and the goths who live there) I’ve been writing and drawing comics over the last few years, sometimes I think a bit about that. …and one of the things I think is that there is sometimes a tendancy, when deciding what a prop or background character looks like to go for the platonic archetypal ideal…

  • Boltzmann’s Eye

    Boltzmann’s Eye

    Tales of the Hollow Earth #1 Written and drawn by Paul Thompson. Astrid Moriarty arrives in Novalucia with a collection of cameras that can photograph things that are not there. Noir, surreal and funny, Tales of the Hollow Earth is now in its third issue out of an planned five, and has been described by…

  • Horror Comics panel at Hi Ex

    Horror Comics panel at Hi Ex

    Horror Comics panel at Hi Ex Last weekend, I attended Hi-Ex. I’ll write about it’s wonders more generally shortly (which are already very well documentedelsewhere). This post is specifically about the Horror Comics panel on the Saturday afternoon. These people took the stage: Al Ewing, writer of Judge Dredd, Zombo and Desolation Stationfor 2000AD Charlie Adlard, artist on The Walking Dead John Higgins,…