August’s Cartoon County turned out to be the dawn of a bright new age for comics as David Lloyd and Bambos unsheathed their plans for the unique webcomic project, Aces Weekly.


Aces Weekly is a genuinely exciting venture which involves original new work from the likes of Herb Trimpe, Bill Sienkiewicz, Kyle Baker, John McCrea, Phil Hester, Steve Bissette, David Leach, Colleen Doran, David Hine, Henry Flint, Mark Wheatley, David Hitchcock, Lew Stringer, Carl Critchlow, Phill Elliott, Rory Walker and more!  Here’s how it’s going down:


Aces Weekly


It really does seem like a great model for creators and readers alike so get along and subscribe!

Cartoon County is an association of over 100 cartoonists and comic artists in the Sussex area. Our regular meetings are usually on the last Monday of every month at The Cricketers, Black Lion St, Brighton, from 6 til late. If you’re a cartoonist or a comic artist, or use those particular styles of drawing in your work as an illustrator, animator or storyboard artist, you are very welcome to join us.




Here’s May’s Cartoon County podchat for your ears. This month we talked to Kino Club founder, Adam Whitehall about Steve Aylett’s documentary on notorious sci-fi author, Jeff Lint. Here’s a snippet.

The chat gets a little Brighton-centric at times but is filled with interesting ideas.  We also have a brief chat with Sean Duffield on his finally completed anthology, War: The Human Cost, and the announcement of Myriad Editions’ First Graphic Novel competition.

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Kapow! Podcast part 3

May 3rd, 2011

Day two of Kapow! in which we are hungover and get to talk with Shaky Kane and David Hine in an amazing interview where they give us some good news. This Podcast also contains a chat with David Lloyd about Kapow! and Cartoon Classroom.


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Karen Rubins interview

March 1st, 2010


Cartoon County is a Sussex based organization run by David Lloyd and Corinne Pearlman where comic book types can show their work and share information. The monthly meetings at The Cricketers pub in Brighton are a great source of inspiration and alcohol for all involved.  Last January’s meeting was graced by the presence of Karen Rubins.  Karen is nice and special as she recently completed a residency at the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum.
She was kind enough to talk about the experience and answer questions from CC’s more gobby members like myself, David Lloyd, Dez Skinn, Corinne Pearlman and Tim Pilcher. Why not listen as she talks secret tunnels, samurai swords, hidden comic collections, tarot cards and filling in forms!!!!!

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In Poodle’s Perry Bible Fellowship post he tacitly (or not so tacitly, I can’t remember) exhorted us to pay more attention to the small things. To give detail a chance to speak before it’s drowned out by our boorish information culture, and it’s to that end that I want to take a look, over a series of posts, at comic panels that have have a special place in my heart. Tucker Stone, you might want to look away now.


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