When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, comics creator Andy Luke had nowhere to go. He came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics… In celebration of Small Press Day on 9th July 2016, I’ve written aboutContinue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part One)
The ninth annual Thought Bubble Festival took place in Leeds over the week of 9-15 November 2015, however it is the huge two-day comic convention over the weekend of 14-15 November that the vast majority of punters and creators think of when “Thought Bubble” is mentioned. Antony Esmond has already reviewed this year’s Thought BubbleContinue reading Creators @ Thought Bubble 2015: Part 2 – Small Press
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
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)
Cross-posted with permission from Andy Luke’s LiveJournal Comics Barcamp, an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment, happened on 3rd September 2011 at Blick Studios, Malone Road, Belfast. Sponsored by Blick, DriveThruComics.com, Paper Tiger Comix, Don’t Panic! and Roger Sabin, it proved an intense event withContinue reading So how did Comics Barcamp go?