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FANSCENE 2, a free celebration of 50 years of British comic conventions, available now

Earlier this year, British comic fans were treated to the first issue of FANSCENE, a very special celebration of over fifty years of comics fandom in Ireland and the UK – and now, a second Issue is available, free. FANSCENE 2, featuring a wonderful cover by Mark Wayne Barrett, is a free 212 page PDFContinue reading FANSCENE 2, a free celebration of 50 years of British comic conventions, available now

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British comic fanzines celebrated in style in FANSCENE – a new fanzine, of course!

I’m delighted to report the release of FANSCENE, a very special celebration of over fifty years of comics fandom in Ireland and the UK. It’s a privilege to have been asked to be part of this free mammoth publication put together by artist David Hathaway-Price. David, who also runs the terrific Classic UK Comics ZinesContinue reading British comic fanzines celebrated in style in FANSCENE – a new fanzine, of course!

Fanzine Flashback – KA-POW, Britain’s first comics zine?

Over on the superb Classic Comics UK Zines site run by David Hathaway-Price, there’s a wonderful addition to its growing archive – the first issue of KA-POW, possibly Britain’s first comics fanzine. Published in July 1967, KA-POW #1 was edited by Phil Clarke (today, the former owner of Birmingham’s Nostalgia & Comics and the manContinue reading Fanzine Flashback – KA-POW, Britain’s first comics zine?

Early issues of the British comics zine KA-POW. Via Dez Skinn

Plan Hatched to celebrate 50 years of British Comic Zines – with an all-new fanzine, of course!

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Phil Clarke and Steve Moore‘s KA-POW #1 – the first British comic fanzine (Although in Ireland Tony Roche got there first of course, with his Merry Marvel Fanzine). Now, a plan has been hatched to celebrate this momentous anniversary – appropriately enough, with a fanzine,Continue reading Plan Hatched to celebrate 50 years of British Comic Zines – with an all-new fanzine, of course!

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Birmingham Comics Festival has big plans for its Comic Art Show next month

Next month sees the debut of the Birmingham Comics Festival – a series of events that take place throughout the city which includes the Birmingham Comic Art Show at Birmingham City University, a free convention-style event which will take place on 24th June 2017. “People kept referring to art show convention as the Birmingham Comics Festival,” organising teamContinue reading Birmingham Comics Festival has big plans for its Comic Art Show next month