Structo Magazine issue 2

Structo Magazine issue 2

It’s always nice to see a newspaper we printed out in the wild. This is issue 5 of Structo, a fiction and poetry magazine sitting pretty in the Rough Trade shop (image courtesy of Structo Magazine).

Issue five features 13 short stories, seven poems, two classic essays and a new interview with author Iain M. Banks. It is also available from the Structo website.

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Darthr Vader*

Matthew Sheret writes

Iron Man reading Paper Science 1

A year ago, in a town far, far away, We Are Words + Pictures printed Paper Science and debuted it at the Thought Bubble Festival. It’s easily one of the most delightful shows on the comics convention circuit for the way it levels all of the creators and captures a brilliant energy between attendees and exhibitors. Our newspaper, an anthology featuring a slew of small press creators, went down fabulously.

But even in the face of all of that, my highlight of the show was probably the photo above: Iron Man, reading the newspaper I made. Brilliant.

One year later and we brought the third issue to the show. Again it went down a treat, but something seemed to be missing, it was as if some presence I’d not felt since the previous show, just wasn’t quite there…

Until we heard the wheezing of an old friend.

Darth Vader reading Paper Science 3

Paper Science 3 was a huge success, thanks to the creators, to Thought Bubble’s organisers and to Newspaper Club, who once again made the whole thing effortless.

And no, I’ve got no idea how we can top this next year.

Paper Science 3 is available to buy here!

* We know, we know. Please leave better puns in the comments.

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It’s Interesting Up North

Interesting North newspaper

We’re enjoying Dan Sumption‘s brilliant photos of the Interesting North newspapers in action.

Interesting North is the Sheffield version of Interesting, a conference with a difference, established by Newspaper Club co-founder Russell. You might be able to spot him below (thinking deeply, or possibly napping).

Interesting North audience

As IntNorth attendee Gemma_T pointed out on Twitter, conference newspapers are a genius idea as everyone who comes early has something to read.

Interesting North newspaper

They’re also great for doodling as you digest all those interesting talks.

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The Illuminarium


A big thanks to Bang Dream Machine in Brighton for printing two brilliant newspapers with us. One colour and one black and white. Both super smart.


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Ho ho ho! It’s our festive opening hours

Well, it’s that time already. Here are our festive opening hours and last printing dates.

Last printing dates for Christmas and New Year

For delivery before 24 December 2010:

  • 7 December 2010 – last printing for international orders
  • 14 December 2010 – last printing for UK orders

For delivery before 30 December 2010:

  • 14 December 2010 – last printing for UK and international orders

Other printing dates:

  • 28 December 2010 is a bank holiday, so we’ll print on 29 December instead (deliveries will arrive after New Year)
  • 4 January 2011 – everything back to normal. Happy new year!

We are open

We will be open for business on Monday to Fridays as usual apart from:

  • 28 and 29 December 2010
  • 3 January 2011

Turnaround times

The turnaround time for orders stays at 7 days for UK orders and 10 for international but we’ve added a few days to be on the safe side if your newspapers are needed for Christmas or New Year.

If you have any questions about these dates please get in touch. We’ll be happy to work something out for you if we can.

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