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Crouch End set to go comic crazy as CECAF returns in June

Crouch End Cartoon Arts Festival 2018 Poster9th June 2018 sees the return of CECAF (Crouch End Cartoon Arts Festival), once again taking place at the Earl Haig Hall, London.

CECAF will host the best and brightest cartoonists and independent publishers from the UK comics scene, including Karrie Fransman, Roger Langridge, Gareth Brooks and Francesca Cassavetti, Sally-Anne Hickman, Paul Rainey, Zoom Rockman, Rob Wells, Space Babe 113, Avery Publishing, Claude T. C, Backward Burds, David Baillie, Dan Lester, Sarah Gordon, Cliodhna Lyons, Oliver Lamden, Douglas Noble, Andy Williams, Danny Noble, Wallis Eates, Rachael Ball, Karen Rubins, Centrala, Breakdown Press Lando, Paul Shinn, Soaring Penguin and Kugali Media.

“The past 10 years have seen an exciting boom in the independent comics scene and a huge increase in the number of creators, publishers and consumers interesting in comics,” says artist Sean Azzopardi, one of the main team behind the event. “Which is important, as the Mainstream commercial events are having to raise prices and fit more exhibitors in to cover costs.

“Smaller local events are really important, offering an affordable and accessible option for exhibitors and audience.

“Crouch End is home to many of these cartoonists,” he continues, “so it’s only fitting this event take place in the epicentre of the red hot creative hub that is London N8. It is free to enter, bring as many friends and family as you like. We welcome everyone.

“Why not come along and see what we’re up to. We promise you won’t regret it!”

Web Links

• Website www.phatcomics.co.uk/blog-2/ | Facebook Event Page | Follow CECAF on Twitter @CECAF2016

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. 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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