Sunday, 9 August 2009

Double header in the Alt Press Anthology


It's not every day you get to work with a man called Jimi Gherkin. Today was not that day.
But some day last month was.
Gethan's work for the brilliant Attack!!!! is on p9 and extracts from Myles's labour of love The Fox and The Pig are on pp65-67 of Gherkin et al's Publish You.
This inspiring (though we are a little biased) compendium of cutting-edge independent publishing is out now. Buy it!

Monday, 3 August 2009

Pulgar Libre at the Southbank


This weekend saw the hotly anticipated return of Pulgar Libre. Following a dalliance with the big time (T-Mobile eat yer heart out), it was back to its populist roots at the brilliant Hide and Seek Weekender in the Royal Festival Hall. Once again it was a hard-fought contest with plenty of underhand (-thumb) behaviour and a good share of heroes and villains. The winner was a cheeky little number called Manchego, whose deft digits, seasoned ringcraft, dry wit and slightly moist palms won through. 'What price a Manchego/Paella showdown?' the crowd neglected to scream. Personally, we're hoping for a Pulgar champions' wedding. Paella and cheese? If only all celebrity unions were that appetizing.