A quick reminder that Alternative Press will be at the Bishopsgate Institute, London this Saturday (10th May), an event created collaboration with the London Radical Bookfair and the Alliance of Radical Booksellers
From 10.00am – 5.00pm and with help of 85 small press exhibitors, the AP team will take over three floors to champion zine-making and DIY alongside radical publishing and bookselling
The full list of exhibitors – who include comic creators Lizz Lunney, Isabel Greenberg, Simon Moreton, Gareth Brookes and many more – can be found here and a preview of what to expect (courtsey of Broken Frontier’s Andy Oliver) can be found here.
In addition to the awesome small press fair the Alternative Press team will exhibit their take on the Bread and Roses Shortlist, as well as host Private Eye cartoonist David Ziggy Greene’s illustrated journalism workshop, Gareth Brookes’ Embroidery Circle, and Prowl’s Get Lucky Workshop on how to generate a story from chance… Oh, and let’s not forgot Studio Mothership and Animaux Circus’ Printing Station (complete with a letterpress) and the first outing of OIMP!
• Entry is free. Drections to Bishopsgate Institute are here: http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/Visit-Us.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.