Monday 12 February 2024 "France in the year 2000, as envisaged in 1899. ⁠ ⁠ Some technologies are wonderfully prescient: there's approximations of Zoom, a vacuum cleaner, voice-notes, drone deliveries. Other visions less so, particularly those anticipating a life beneath the waves in which people play underwater croquet and ride on whale buses... ⁠ ⁠ Originally commissioned by Armand Gervais, a French toy manufacturer in Lyon, for the 1900 World exhibition in Paris, the first fifty of these paper cards were produced by Jean-Marc Côté, designed to be enclosed in cigarette boxes and, later, sent as postcards. All in all, at least seventy-eight cards were made by Côté and other artists, although the exact number is not known, and some may still remain undiscovered. ⁠ ⁠ A few sets of cards were printed by Gervais in 1899 but he died during production. For the next quarter century, the cards sat idle in his defunct toy plant — future visions shelved in a basement like forgotten relics from the past. An antiquarian bought the archive, transferring it to his own crypt for fifty more years, until the Canadian writer Christopher Hyde stumbled across them at his Parisian shop. Hyde in turn lent the cards to science-fiction author Isaac Asimov, who republished them in 1986, with accompanying commentary, in the book Futuredays: A Nineteenth Century Vision of the Year 2000.⁠ ⁠ We first posted about this back in 2012 (our first "viral" post!) but since then @labnf has uploaded a set of high quality digitisations — so this week, as part of our PDR Revisited series (in which we give older articles some much needed love), we updated the post with these improved images and also a brand new commentary. Click link in bio and click image to see on our site.⠀⁠"

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Monday 20 February 2012

Comix Reader 3 Launch : Friday 2nd March

On Friday 2nd March at Gosh Comics in Soho, London. 7pm - 9pm.

Saturday 24 December 2011

TUESDAY 10th January is the next Comix Meeting!

So as not to be too near New Years Eve, the next Comix Meeting is a week later than usual, on Tuesday 10th January at The Victoria, Grove Road, Mile End (the same pub as last time).

Thursday 8 December 2011

The Stool Pigeon 35

The awesome cover for The Stool Pigeon 35. It's free, distributed everywhere, and has a COMIX SECTION.

Thursday 1 December 2011

Next *TUESDAY* is the December Comix Meeting!

The next Alternative/Underground Comix meeting is Tuesday 6th December at The Victoria, Grove Road, Mile End... we'll be checking it out as a possible launch venue for issue 3. Come along and meet other lost souls who dig alternative & underground comix. Bring some comics or art to talk about if you like. Drink too much because you're nervous and don't get out much. Pretend to read the comics you brought with you because you're too shy to talk to anyone. It's all good. I should be able to get there for 8.30. I hope a few people can make it.

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Saturday 19 November 2011

Monday 14 November 2011

Back online....

I called Talk Talk about 2 weeks, trying to find out why I could only get online half the time. After navigating their sales team I got put through to a technical advisor. I spent over an hour going through various possibilities .... then the phone went dead. I called back, and after resisting a new upgrade to my service (which would cost more), I was put on hold.... for 20 minutes.... until finally being put through to.... a customer service questionnaire! I answered the questions thinking that it might help me get through to an advisor, but instead the line went dead. I called back the next day, and after going through the same tests and procedures as the day before, I was told I needed a line test. This test was to be done over the phone and was booked for the following afternoon. The next day I was asked to test the router in a different socket. Unplugging the router though meant also unplugging phone, so the call connection was broken. They didn't call back. I plugged the router back into the old socket, but now there was no internet connection at all. I called again the next day, and after going through the same tests and procedures as the days before, I was told it was probably the router. I could get a free router if I upgraded my service.... etc..... etc..... etc......
I'm now back online with a new router, but it's the same shitty, half-working connection I started with.

Here's an old strip :

Sunday 23 October 2011

South East London Zine Fest

Saturday 12th November 2011

12 – 6pm

The Amersham Arms

New Cross


SE14 6TY

Thursday 20 October 2011

Saturday 15 October 2011

Friday 14 October 2011

REAL MEN Part 18

The latest chapter! If you want to know what's going on you should read these other pages.

Tuesday 11 October 2011

The Strumpet Lives!

Indy mainstay Whores Of Mensa lives on as.... The Strumpet! Featuring the usual gang of Ellen Lindner, Mardou, Jeremy Day, plus more recent members Patrice Aggs and Tanya Meditzky, new contributors, and the return of Lucy Sweet from Whores issue 1!
You can see a preview of The Strumpet here and you can pre-order on

Thursday 29 September 2011

Next *TUESDAY* is this month's Comix Meeting! Not at The Crown... at The MILLER!!

Yep, we're moving the day AND the pub! The next Alternative/Underground Comix meeting is Tues 4th October at THE MILLER near London Bridge.
So that's TUESDAY October 4, 8ish until closing at The Miller Pub, 96 Snowfields, London Bridge.
The Crown was cool when we could sit upstairs, because there was lots of room & and it was easy to circulate and talk to everyone. But now they keep closing that part of the pub at 9pm... and if we're sitting in the regular bar downstairs it just ain't so spacious.
So our monthly get together for Comix Kids picks itself up, blows the dust off, and hops a freight train to London Bridge, from where it's but a short walk to The Miller.
So do come along.... it's a chance to chat with people like yourself who dig alternative & underground comix. Bring some comics or art to talk about if you like, or just sit in the corner hunched over your latest obscure comix finds.
Also, it should go without saying that these meetings are a bullshit free zone, with zero tolerance for any kind of abuse. Cool people only!

Art by Dan Clowes and Hurk.