Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The Comix Reader Issue 2.... now available!!

The Comix Reader issue 2 made it's debut last weekend at the International Alternative Press Fair!
It was a close call to get it ready in time. The pages went to the printer (in Yorkshire) on Wednesday afternoon. It was printed Wednesday night, picked up by the delivery company on Thursday, and arrived in London on Friday, in time for the fair on Saturday!
See the image below for content details. There are a lot of artists you may be familiar with from Comix Reader 1, and we warmly welcome Bernadette Bentley, Barnaby Richards, Joe Sumner, Kevin Ward, Hannah Meditzky, and Elliot Baggot!
So far the new issue is at Gosh! and Orbital, and it'll roll out to the other shops over the next few weeks.

Friday, 20 May 2011

The UK's biggest ever alternative comics event is nearly here :

International Alternative Press Festival 2011

27th May - 13th June 2011

Through a series of workshops, exhibitions, and a two day small press fair, the International Alternative Press Festival 2011 will unite the UK Self Publishing, Zines and Comix scenes with their European counterparts. It is the first event of its kind to be held here in the U.K.

Get involved in workshops, discussions, happenings, and much more to be announced!


Festival Calendar:

Friday 27th May: Festival Opening Party!

A collaborative performance with Resonance Radio Orchestra, an ensemble of musicians and actors from Resonance 104.4FM London's independent arts radio station, which will be illustrated live by artists from home and overseas.

The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, London, SE1 3SS. www.themiller.co.uk


Saturday 28th May - 29th May: Alternative Press Fair

A fair where artists will be exhibiting and selling their self-published comix, zines, art books, prints, radical literature and poetry, plus three rooms of workshops and talks including DIY Couture fashion and screen-printing workshops and a reading area with Zine Swap.

The Zine Swap archive will be on display over the entire weekend. Once visitors have been issued a special Zine Swap Library Card, the zines will be available for loan for the duration of each day from 10am – 4pm.

Click here for full list of Alternative Press Fair Exhibitors

Click here for full list of the Alternative Press Fair Workshops and Talks

Entry fee: £2 Doors to the Fair open at 10am and close at 4pm.

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL www.conwayhall.org.uk


Saturday 28th May - 13th June 2011: Stripburger: a taste of the premier Slovene Comics Zine

A free exhibition at Orbital Comics London introducing Stripburger and the Stripburger Talks, a workshop and discussion series curated by Ellen Lindner and inspired by the DIY spirit of Slovenia’s comix heroes.

Click here for the latest information on the Stripburger Talks programme of events.

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JA www.orbitalcomics.co.uk


Monday 30th May - Sunday 5th June: The Swedish Collection: An exhibition of students from the Malmo Comic Art School

Alternative Press takes over The New Gallery to feature the work of ten artists from the Comic School in southern Sweden. The week long takeover includes a film night, a storytelling, poetry and zine sleep- over, and concludes with a live printing event.

Click here for the latest information on The Alternative Press Takeover

The New Gallery, 92 Peckham Road, Camberwell, London, SE15 5PY www.newgallerylondon.co.uk


Monday 30th May - Sunday 5th June: Holy Shit! Visions of the Walworth Jumpers!

Four artists meet under Peckham-Rye rail station for a week of visionary art and workshops inspired by a Victorian cult. A week of mural painting by Valerie Pezeron, The Krah, Kevin Ward and Hurk culminates in a weekend of workshops: Spiritual Life Drawing, and Start Your Own Cult. Plus Final Cult Party and Zine Fair on Sunday 5th June.

Click here for the latest information on Visions of the Walworth Jumpers workshops

The Sassoon Gallery, 213 Blenheim Grove, Peckham Road, Camberwell, London, SE15 4QL www.thesassoongallery.co.uk

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

REAL MEN part 11

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

Monday, 16 May 2011

Kirby Monday

(More parts of this interview on Youtube).

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Some fun stuff going on at The Comic Book Theater Festival in Brooklyn.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

REAL MEN part 10

The latest chapter! I hope you can stand the excitement!!
The other pages are here.

Paying For It

So looking forward to reading this! There's a lengthy review and lot's of artwork on the Forbidden Planet blog.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Misfit Lit Exhibition and Panel Discussion

Just found this ...

There are 10 more parts!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Comix Meeting Tomorow Night!

Hi Strippers and Comix Fans!

This Wednesday (i.e. Wednesday 4th May, i.e. tomorrow) is the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for our monthly Comix Meeting at The Crown, New Oxford Street!
More info here.
It'll be the usual thing : drinking, talking about our latest dreams & projects, and whatever else we're up to, and relaxing in a comix-friendly crowd. Have a drink, read some comix-paper, and discuss underground comix of the past, present & future.
I'll be there from 8ish! Last month's meeting was GREAT!
Come and celebrate the "alternative" side of cartooning!

REAL MEN part 9

The latest chapter! I hope you can stand the excitement!!
The other pages are here.