Alternative Press take over London this Saturday

Alternative Press Fair 2014


A quick reminder that Alternative Press will be at the Bishopsgate Institute, London this Saturday (10th May), an event created collaboration with the London Radical Bookfair and the Alliance of Radical Booksellers

From 10.00am – 5.00pm and with help of 85 small press exhibitors, the AP team will take over three floors to champion zine-making and DIY alongside radical publishing and bookselling

The full list of exhibitors – who include comic creators Lizz Lunney, Isabel Greenberg, Simon Moreton, Gareth Brookes and many more – can be found here and a preview of what to expect (courtsey of Broken Frontier’s Andy Oliver) can be found here.

In addition to the awesome small press fair the Alternative Press team will exhibit their take on the Bread and Roses Shortlist, as well as host Private Eye cartoonist David Ziggy Greene’s illustrated journalism workshop, Gareth Brookes’ Embroidery Circle, and Prowl’s Get Lucky Workshop on how to generate a story from chance… Oh, and let’s not forgot Studio Mothership and Animaux Circus’ Printing Station (complete with a letterpress) and the first outing of OIMP!

• Alternative Press web site: Full details about the event’s full workshop programme can be found here.

• Entry is free. Drections to Bishopsgate Institute are here:

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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