Comic Book Guys Shop Hosts Belfast’s First Small Press Day

Belfast sees its first Small Press Day on Saturday 8 July 2017 as part of the country-wide celebration of micro and self-publishers. Comic Book Guys will host sketches, signings and talks in their brand new shop at 130 Great Victoria Street near Shaftesbury Square from 11:30am – 2:30pm. The shop itself is open 10am toContinue reading Comic Book Guys Shop Hosts Belfast’s First Small Press Day

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Sector 13, new 2000AD fanzine launches

This Saturday Sector House 13 – The Pit Crew, a Belfast based 2000AD fan group will be debuting their fanzine, Sector 13 at the Enniskillen Comics Festival. The 24 page A4 zine, which will be on sale for £3 , features a unique photo-story starring the Pit Crew cosplayers in a tale of Mega-City One’sContinue reading Sector 13, new 2000AD fanzine launches

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Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Three)

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, I had nowhere to go. I came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics.  This is the third and final part of my celebration of those small press titles –Continue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Three)

Dispatch from Belfast: Comics events at local festivals

  Over the next month Belfast will see a mini comics event boom with creators appearing at three different festivals and conventions. Andy Luke and Stephen Downey will be hosting a comics workshop  in The Shakespeare Room at Belfast’s  Grand Opera House on Saturday 31st August 2013 from 1-4pm. The event is part of Bounce!Continue reading Dispatch from Belfast: Comics events at local festivals

Belfast Comics Fayre (Updated)

The “family fun day” event is run by Avalon Arts, a collective organising workshops, alternative and craft fairs and music performances. The site is a good one: Haymarket Arcade is located at the bottom of the central Royal Avenue, about five minutes walk from City Hall. The recently converted arcade has some resonance for comicsContinue reading Belfast Comics Fayre (Updated)