Crouch End Comic Arts Festival 2015 Poster

Crouch End Cartoon Arts Festival Back on 6th June

Crouch End Comic Art Festival 2015 Poster

 

The second Crouch End Cartoon Arts Art Festival (CECAF) will take place at the Earl Haig Hall, Crouch End, London on 6th June, 2015, hosting the best and brightest cartoonists and independent publishers currently active in the UK comic scene.

As Antony Esmond noted in our report on last year’s event, it’s a small affair, but what it lacks in corporate sprawl it makes up for in friendliness. “We were greeted by friendly faces and a real old school small press vibe,” he said. “…I had real fun at this small show.”

 

Paul Rainey at the Crouch End Comic Art Festival 2014. Photo: Antony Esmond
Paul Rainey at the Crouch End Comic Art Festival 2014. Photo: Antony Esmond

 

On the day there will be over 25 exhibitors selling a variety of comics, graphic novels, prints and all sorts of visual matter, including creators David Baillie, Matt BoyceGareth BrookesFrancesca Cassavetti, Pete Clack,  Claude TC, Craig Conlan, Martin EdenAlfie Gallager, Happy Ghetto, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Sarah Gordon,  Sally-Anne HickmanIella (one of the team on Shlock Magazine), Oliver Lambden, Roger LangridgeDan Lester, Cliodhna Lyons, John Maybury (creator of the adults-only comic strip SpaceBabe 113), Simon MoretonDouglas Noble, Gary NorthfieldPaul Rainey, Zoom Rockman and Rob Wellsand independent publishers Avery Hill PublishingBreakdown Press/Backwards Burd, web site Broken Frontier (represented by Andy Oliver and guests), Limehouse ComicsOne Beat Zine  and Tiny Pencil.

“The past five years have seen a huge growth in creators, publishers and consumers of comics,” says organiser and comic creator Sean Azzopardi. “Crouch End is home to some of these cartoonists, so it seems natural to bring this type of event to the hot creative hub of N8.

“Following on from the energy of this summer’s smash Crouch End Festival, CECAF will provide the opportunity for all ages to experience the varied and engaging world of the independent comic publisher.”

Web Links:

Official Site: www.cecaf.uk | Follow CECAF on twitter @cecaf14 | Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/359106954286501/

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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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