If you're new to small press comics this article on Wikipedia may help.
BugPowder is not a group, co-operative, publisher, clique, gang or club. It serves to reflect and report on the UK and Irish small press, self published and hand-made comics scene, encouraging a sharing of ideas and fostering a sense of community. As such anyone in the UK small press scene is welcome to get involved at whatever level they feel able, be it posting regularly to the weblog or just sending in information now and then.
If you're involved with small press comics and think BugPowder fails miserably at covering the stuff you're aware of then you're the perfect potential contributor, so get in touch.
BugPowder has recently evolved into a self-sustaining noticeboard for the small press community. It was originally developed and run by Pete Ashton from 2000 to early 2006. The power behind the throne is Jez Higgins who also looks after the TRS2 reviews.
If you've been reading the weblog for a while you'll have an idea of the sorts of subjects covered, but in summary:
Events in the UK or Ireland specific to or involving small press comics, be they full-blown conventions like Caption, a local mart where you're selling SP comics or a DIY-style music/zine event like Ladyfest where comics are involved.
If you've published a comic yourself and you're based in the UK then you're what BugPowder was created for. Send in a brief blurb with ordering details and/or a link to your site.
On a similar vein, if you've published an anthology that features UK small press creators, that's of interest.
Web-wise, if you've set-up or redesigned your website or blog, let BugPowder know, especially if you've got your comics on there. And if you come across an archive of comics by a creator with UK small press connections, that's fair game.
Services - anything that facilitates the production of small press comics is of interest, from printers to distributors and reviewers. If you've had personal experience all the better.
International stuff - while not in any sense isolationist, BugPowder does try and restrict itself to the UK small press scene. That said, if there's a link to the UK then it's fair game, or if something interesting is being done that could inspire people. If in doubt send it in anyway.
Non-SP stuff - again, discretion is needed. A creator who's had a history of self publishing is good, or work that in some way embodies the spirit of self publishing (whatever that is), or just a comic that readers of small press comics might like.
BugPowder generally posts short links rather than whole press releases so keep it brief and if you have more info and samples of work online make sure you include the URLs. A thousand words with loads of attachments does not a good email make.
Email stuff to . All regular contributors to the weblog have access to this account and if they think it's of interest it'll be posted.