Caption goes austere for 2011

Caption, the longest running comic convention in the UK is back for 2011, celebrating small press and indie press comics.

This year’s theme is Austerity, as the organisers thought this might be appropriate to the current climate in the UK. So, this could cover anything from the cheapest way to produce comics, to comics about self-sufficiency/grow your own, to revolutionary thoughts caused by austerity… however you want to interpret the theme.

As usual the event won’t be having dealer/exhibitor tables, but will instead run the Caption table. This allows comic publishers to drop off your comics, they’ll sell them for you for a 10% fee of anything sold, while you enjoy the rest of the con… or just sit in the bar!

More news on guests, workshops & panels will be added to the event’s facebook page as they confirm items.

Attendance fee is £5 a day (to be confirmed), or you can volunteer to be a gopher during the weekend for free entry.

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Poster designed by David O’Connell (Tozo).

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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