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A View from Behind The Table: Futurequake at the Birmingham Comics Festival

The FutureQuake Press table at the Birmingham Comics Festival - with added Gronk! Photo: Bolt-01

  Last week saw the Birmingham Comic Festival in Birmingham, and FutureQuake Press were there in full force, celebrating 10 years of their publications which include Zarjaz, the 2000AD-inspired zine, and the outstanding anthology title, Futurequake. Here’s editor and publisher Dave Evans account of proceedings… We were in a pretty good spot at the Birmingham Comics Festival, our first convention gig ... Read More »

New North West Comic Creator Groups Information

Cumbria Comic Collective

  With Lancaster Comics Day on its way on Sunday 14th June, Blackpool Comic Con in September and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (to name but three events), here’s information on two groups that may be of interest to aspiring North West comic creators. The Cumbria Comic Collective is a new group based at Space2Create in Kendal, a ... Read More »

New Edition of Josh Blaylock’s “How to Self Publish Comics” Released

How to Self Publish Comics - 2015 Cover

  First published in 2006 as a four issue US comic series, Josh Blaylock‘s now classic How-To prose book, How to Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them about the business of comics publishing, after selling out of its updated 2012 edition, has now been re-released by his own company, Devil’s Due Entertainment to include Tim Seeley‘s companion writings on the behind-the-scenes realities of ... Read More »

New Service tracks Independent Comic Publishers

Indie Comics Tracker Logo

  Here’s an interesting and clearly well thought project: Indie Comics Tracker, a service enabling you to not only keep track of your favourite independent comic titles – but discover new ones, too. Indie Comics Tracker allows you to discover paid and free  indie comics from all over the world in various languages, purchase them, download free issues, read sample ... Read More »

Creating Comics: How Social Media subscribers can be your biggest asset

Oliver Wetter, head of Fantasio Fine Arts, is a freelance illustrator and Art Director from Germany who I first encountered while editing SciFi Art Now, my collection of SF art for ILEX, back in 2010. He has a lectureship at the IBKK art institute in Bochum/Germany, where he teaches digital painting.  He recently published the article on how publishing has changed in a ... Read More »

Bristol Comic and Zine Fair back in October

Bristol Comic and Zine Fair 2013. Image: BCAF

The annual Bristol Comic and Zine Fair returns to The Station on 4th October 2014, and the organisers have opended the dorrs to creators to apply for tables. The Fair, now in its fourth year and curated by Bear Pit Zines and Comic Book Slumber Party, celebrates the world of DIY and independent publishing, bringing together artists, writers, publishers and booksellers from ... Read More »

One Issue – Six Questions For Scotland

On the evening of Monday 17 March 2014 Glasgow’s Centre For Contemporary Arts (CCA) held the Issue One symposium on the future of the comics industry in Scotland. With a panel of industry professionals, creatives and academics, this was not a closed affair but rather a free event open to all who wanted to attend. Colin Noble reports on Issue ... Read More »

Image Comics “Genesis” latest US project for British artist Alison Sampson

Genesis by Nathan Edmondon, drawn by Alison Sampson

British comic artist and architect Alison Sampson (one of the team behind Think of a City, a tumblr-based, mass storytelling project) is providing art for a one-shot creator-owned comic, Genesis, from Image Comics, which will be published in April. Written by Nathan Edmondson (Who is Jake Ells, The Punisher, Black Widow), Genesis is described as “a trippy journey of creation ... Read More »

London Christmas Zines Social announced

South West London and Surrey Zines, in association with London’s Housmans Bookshop, have announced a free event Christmas Zine Social on Saturday 7th December, where zine sellers can sell their wares in the run up to Christmas. Zine readers and writers – and the curious  are welcome – especially welcome first time zine makers. Come and sell your zine, discover ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Some thoughts on selling your comics…

Abi and Dave, publishers of Dumpy Little Robot

(This article was first featured on my own blog back in September, and I’ve given John permission to re-publish it here): I hope that esteemed comics historian, journalist and curator Paul Gravett won’t mind me borrowing the above image from his website. If anything, it will perhaps serve as a bit of an advert for Comica Comiket, which sounds like ... Read More »

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