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Below are the 15 most recent journal entries recorded in Funtime Comics' LiveJournal:

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
9:10 pm

A SOFTER WORLD 1: Truth & Beauty Bombs.

Available now for pre-orders: The first A Softer World book. Features:

- Every comic available on the internet + 25 new just-for-print ones.
- 100+ pages at 3.5" x 8.5", opening landscape.
- full colour!

Pre-orders will be taken from now until the end of April. They will be shipped out approx. a month before the book is available in stores AND will come with a thank you bonus pack of stickers, 1" buttons, etc.

Please visit The Loose Teeth Press at http://www.looseteeth.ca to order.

For more info on the comic please visit http://asofterworld.com.
Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
1:49 pm

This is the first four pages of a comic called STEVIE MIGHT BE A BEAR, MAYBE. It was written by known Chicagan (Chicagite? ew..) John Campbell and is very funny. You can read all 16 pages here. If you like it you can give John who wrote it and Mike who printed it a big firm $4 handshake by ordering a copy from the Loose Teeth Press. $4 is the postage paid price. The comic is printed nicely at the same place real books are made (heaven) and is very classy.

John will be at the Alternative Press Expo in San Diego in April if you want to say hi.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
8:27 pm
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
3:08 pm
Funtime Comics Presents #21: Jurassic Jam Out Now!
Funtime Comics Presents #21: Jurassic Jam has rolled off the presses and is making its way to distributors and shops right now.

Working as part of a collective can be rewarding and frustrating by equal turns. Putting this issue together has taken longer than expected, mainly because real life got in the way. Other commitments mean contributors have been delayed, and the state of the Funtime bank account meant we were in no rush to spend money we did not have, but after a round of fundraising that included a garage sale with sausage sizzle we reached our target.

21 is a nice number to see on the cover of our comic. Through all these issues we have been caring and nurturing our anthology. It has had its wild moments where it ‘kicked against the pricks’ in an obvious, perhaps even crude fashion, but it has learnt some discipline. It is certainly not going to become respectable, but it has grown more confident in its own nature.

An important aspect of our anthology is the group dynamics that fuel it. The jam comic is a essential part of any Funtime comics comic drawing workshop. When two or more of us sit around a table it isn’t too long before a blank grid is drawn up and starts moving around the table. There is a certain amount of pleasure to be had in seeing the ideas that flow, the characters that develop, whether a plot will form one panel at a time, how oblique the references will be... it’s a creative, rewarding pastime, and we can’t get enough of it.

Containing the work of comic creators from New Zealand and overseas, this issue once again reflects the Funtime collective's eclectic approach to the comic medium. From Science Fiction epic to political commentary, the comics tell a myriad of stories of New Zealand as well as the wider world, tapping into the creative talents of small press creators, national and international. Contributiors to this issue come from The United States of America, Italy, Macedonia, and of course New Zealand.


Editor: Darren Schroeder
Cover Design: Jason Lennie
Contributors: Aaron Dann, Allen Trembone, Andrew Kepple, Beppi Knott, Bob Gibbons, Brent Willis, Carlos Wedde, Claudio Parentela, Debra Boyask, Diego Gabriele, Isaac Freeman, Jared Lane, Jason Lennie, Jason Winter, Lily Boyask, Luke McCrea, Mary Knott, Matt Tylianakis, Matthew Rasch, Murray Crosbee, Peter Johnstone, R. (Bob) McMahon, Ruth Boyask, Sam Thomas, Steve Saville, Tea Krulos, Tony Scanlan

Copies cost $8 each wholesale (multiple copies), with a cover price of $12.

If you want a review copy or have some comment to make about our work, please feel free to get in contact with us via e-mail (funtime@comics.org.nz) or snail-mail at: PO Box 1961, Christchurch 8015, New Zealand.

An introduction to Funtime Comics


Funtime Comics was formed in 1991 by a group of artists and enthusiasts from the University of Canterbury. It has grown to provide a forum for promotion and discussion of comics by writers and artists throughout New Zealand.

The main focus of our group is the publication of our anthology, Funtime Comics Presents. We also hold workshops on a monthly basis.

In addition to our anthology we have also released a number of one off titles including the books AVATAR, ONLY FOOLS AND 'TOONISTS, THE CASE OF THE BIG PINK LIGHTHOUSE, and THE REGISTER OF NEW ZEALAND COMICS: http://www.comics.org.nz - an ongoing collaborative listing of business, groups and individuals active in the New Zealand comics scene.

Darren Schroeder
Editor: Funtime Comics

Putting the fun back into New Zealand Comics

Current Mood: creative
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
10:15 pm
Helping Hurricane victimis AND getting really cool stuff
They have some fucking incredible stuff up for bid here, the best part is that all the money you drop at the site goes to charity, you get to help Katrina victims while getting some really neat stuff, my personal favorite is a signed copy of If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell, please check it out
Thursday, August 11th, 2005
11:25 pm
Get Wiki with it
Hey, I've made a Wiki about New Zealand Comics, but so far it's just been me, Slugdog from Cambodia and badasstronaut who have added stuff, so please pay a visit and add any information, links, bios etc that fits, about you or anyone else related to New Zealand comics.

Current Mood: collaborative
Friday, October 22nd, 2004
1:33 pm
Why can't I post in Funtimecomics from my client like I can in other communities that I belong to?
1:20 pm
Nothing happpening
Buy our comics, I dare you

Current Mood: lazy
Thursday, October 14th, 2004
10:52 pm
Photographs feed
I've recently uploaded some more photo's into the gallery:


check out the workshops folder and the portraits.

those of you who have paid livejournal accounts might like to try subscribing to the gallery rss fead:


it might work, it might not, but if it does you'll see notes about added pictures in your friends pages.

Current Mood: optimistic
Monday, January 26th, 2004
4:11 pm
2:56 pm
Monday, June 9th, 2003
2:11 pm
Thank you, Funtime, for the lovely postcard. I recognise me [nice flattering picture of me, thankyou], Isaac, Tony, Darren, & Ruth. I can tell Jason is Jason because Jason is written inside the frame. I suspect the last panel is Matt, but it's hard to tell because it has a nose. I can't tell who the wee tomato head person is or the one with eyes in the hat who's hiding from KrabTron. Thanks for thinking of me though.
Wednesday, June 4th, 2003
8:05 am
Wednesday, April 30th, 2003
1:47 pm
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003
2:34 pm
tra la la... here it is
I've been trying and trying to load a user icon [the dinosaur] but it doesn't like it for some reason. I shrank it and everything. Who else wants the journal password so they can play? Blyton?

Current Mood: dumb
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