Alternative Press: Takeover 2015 Details

Takeover 2015In the second event of their Takeover Series, the Alternative Press team will  be taking over 47/49Tanner Street, London on Saturday 9th May 2015 with a day that champions all radical publishing – from its independent bookshops and publishers to its DIY-ers; the small press, self-publishers, and zinesters.

A collaboration between Alternative Press and The London Radical Bookfair, the inaugural Takeover event took over Bishopsgate Institute in 2014. Spread over three floors, this was the first event of its kind to bring together UK’s radical publishing and self-publishing communities.

“Takeover 2015 will see us take this event to a new height by taking over an entire Victorian warehouse,” say the team, whose work has the backing of the Alliance of Radical Booksellers.

“We aim to showcase the depth and breadth of the UK small press scene. We welcome all exhibitors – from zinesters, comic folk, book artists, and illustrators; those who use a photocopier or a printing house; have been doing it for years or just starting out. And we are very excited to present this year’s Takeover Exhibitors and our First Publications Corner – a space dedicated to those new to the scene.

• Takeover 2015, 12 noon – 7.00pm, Saturday 9th May, 47/49 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3PL Facebook event page here. Alternative Press web site: www.alternativepress.org.uk

The venue is a 10minute walk from London Bridge and Bermondsey stations. Buses 42, 78 and 188 stop just around the corner on Tower Bridge Road. Map here

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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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