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UK’s Small Press Day 2019 Announced for 13th July

Small Press Day 2019 To Do ListThe UK and Ireland’s Small Press Day returns this year on Saturday July 13th for its fourth annual celebration of comics self-publishing, micropublishing and DIY culture.

The brainchild of cartoonist David Ziggy Greene, its aim is to provide a dedicated day where UK comic shops can put a special spotlight on small press creators and their work and bring those artists into stores to meet readers. It also seeks to push their comics to new and wider audiences.

In association with and sponsored by the Alternative Press and Broken Frontier, Small Press Day’s organising team consists of David Ziggy Greene, Amneet Johal of the Alternative Press and Broken Frontier Editor-in-Chief Andy Oliver.

“But the real stars of the show, of course, are all the local activists/shops who put on events and signings across the UK and Ireland,” Andy insists.

The announcement poster above (with a handy ‘To Do’ list thrown in) sees David Ziggy Greene channelling Akira!

• For further updates on Small Press Day make sure to follow the event on Twitter @smallpressday and Instagram

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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