Caption is back, celebrating 25 years with Brighton evening event in December

Caption 2017 FlyerThe wonderful Caption comic event is back after a two year hiatus, as an evening event on 1st December in Brighton, celebration the 25th anniversary of this much-loved comic creator gathering.

Caption is the UK’s longest running comics festival, showcasing the work of small press and professional creators alike. Established in 1992, Caption has previously occupied various homes in Oxford, but has moved to Brighton this year.

On Friday 1st December, as part of Graphic Brighton, there’ll be a panel discussion of music and comics with DJ Food and cartoonist The Surreal McCoy, a ‘Pecha Kucha’ series of presentations, including a discussion of Misty and classic girls’ comics by comic creators who include Hannah Berry, Jaime Huxtable, Daniel Locke, Michi Mathias, Myfanwy Nixon and Simon Russell, and the Caption small press table selling comics by local creators.

This special event starts at 6.00pm at Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton BN2 9NB. It’s free, but a £2 donation would be welcome.

The evening’s line-up is as follows….

6.00pm – Doors open

6.30pm – Introduction to Caption – Alex Fitch and Jenni Scott

6.45pm – ‘Music and Comics’ panel discussion with The Surreal McCoy and DJ Food

7.30pm – ‘Pecha Kucha’ presentations by Rachel Ball, Tom Cleary, Ottilie Hainsworth, Jaime Huxtable, Daniel Locke, Michi Mathias and Myfanwy Tristram

8.30pm – ‘Misty and the legacy of classic girls comics’ panel discussion with Hannah Berry, Hannah Eaton and Jenni Scott

10.00pm – Close

A number of related events have also been lined up. On Friday at 7.45pm there will be a Private View for ‘Art of Snub 23’, featuring a DJ set by DJ Food at the Bozboz Gallery, 30 Richmond Place, BN2 9NA.

On Saturday 2nd December there will be two “Mapping Your Own World” events at the Phoenix Brighton, with two creative sessions for all the family with Phoenix artists including Ottilie Hainsworth at 11.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 – 4.00 pm. A free drop-in. they’re an opportunity to enjoy exploring and making together. (Children 3 – 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or carer).

The “Maps & Lives Exhibition Celebration Day” runs from 2.00 – 8.00pm in the gallery and at Phoenix Community Centre, offering a ‘Rear View’ instead of a ‘private view’ and a last chance to contribute artwork to a community project.

The Rose Tinted Spectacular Zine Fair @ Rose Hill Tavern, taking place from 3.00pm – 11pm at The Rose Hill Tavern, Rose Hill Terrace, London Road, Brighton BN1 4JL  offer the opportunity to meet artists and buy ‘zines and comics by local creators.

• For more about Caption visit captionfestival.wordpress.com

• Graphic Brighton: graphicbrighton.wordpress.com

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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