Bath’s BAM Comic Zine Art Fair back this weekend

BAM Comic Zine Art Fair

A diverse range of art, talent and creativity will be on show at BAM!, Bath’s Comic, Art and Zine Fair this weekend, so drop by the Komedia on Westgate Street to see it for yourself.

Pick up some amazing one-of-a-kind gifts (Christmas is coming…) and support brilliant independent comic creators, illustrators and creative people at the same time.

Creators attending include Stefan Alexander, a creator in the autistic spectrum whose mini comics are all drawn/coloured by hand; Aruudlay, together with illustrator and digital painter, C.Bedford, who make comics based around adventure, fantasy, queer characters and queer erotica; Paul Ashley Brown, a #NowtsiderArtist who draws Comics that Aren’t Comics and makes zines/small books that make people perplexed and worried; Flynn Campbell, a first time BAM! tabler who’s produced a beautiful two-colour riso anthology, The Spring Zine; Raechel Leigh Carter, who will be selling reasonably priced silliness, including illustrated books, zines and merch focusing on pop culture icons; Cel Davies, a multi-disciplinary 2D artist with a love for the mythological, whose most recent zine features personalities from her real life turned into anthropomorphic animals; Adam Falp, who likes to draw and, in fact, draws all of the time, and hopes people will give him money for his drawings; Geist, back again with his Myth and Lore zine, dedicated to the world of mythology and folklore; Tom Gooch, an illustrator, artist and cartoonist who draws detailed, intense illustrations, cartoons and comics, and commissions; Elliot Hanks, who loves telling stories about magic, folklore, science fiction, adventure and connection with a focus on queer representation; Cole Henley, artist on Michael Rosen’s graphic novel, You’re Thinking About Tomatoes; Vince Hunt, comic creator and co-host of the Awesome Comics Podcast; Rik Jackson, who draws/writes sci-fi private detective comic Heads! and heavy metal horror comedy Rock In Purgatory; Mikrayola, who inspired by adventure/nature; the Meadow Mind, who bring you symbolism, rituals, rites and lore from deep within The Meadow’s Earth (feast yourselves on vvitches, demons, flowers and moons!); Stuart Mulrain, a podcaster, postman, film watcher, exotic drink, comic lover and occasional creator of comic, and other random scribbles; Robin HB Pencil, makes little comics, illustrations and animations; Kamila/Pigeon, a Cardiff-based Polish illustrator/comics maker, whose work is often inspired by dreams/folklore and focused on reviving/re-imagining elements of her Slavic heritage; Let Zoe Spoil You, creator of paranormal romance, Queer horror, monsterboy zines and manga style art; Alex & George of Pirrip Press, a two-woman illustration/design/print studio in Bristol, who specialise in silkscreen printing; Simon L. Read, maker of absurd comics; Vi Roberts, a big fan of comics/graphic novels – they aim to create many themselves as well as discover other comic artists in the process; Cornish queer maker Rusty, who is making art more inconsistent than your uncle’s humour – his work focuses on annotation, reinvention, and, sometimes, raw comedic gold; Sar, who makes zines about wizards, demons and goblins and is a comics creator/illustrator based in Oxford, whose work featured in the Paper Towel Zine by Duplikat Press; Moll Saunders, who’s obsessed with the things she sees day to day, and likes to make zines based on her adventures to share with people; Lily Sockmonkey, a relative newcomer to the zine scene; London-Based Micro-Publisher Tribute Press; Uhm! Zines, a zine collective based in London, who aim to tell stories about social marginalisation by using various media types; Ryan Waddon, an illustrator, designer and printmaker, who often creates work digitally with various influences from graphic novels to traditional tattoos; and Mason Wilson, who makes short story comics/zines, whose work loosely explores identity and mental health, drawing from his own experience/views.

Entry is free. If you’re in the area, this line-up looks fantastic – so put it in your diary for the weekend!

• BAM Comic Zine Art Fair 2022 11.00 – 3.00pm 22nd October 2022, Komedia, 22-23 Westgate Street, Bath | Free | Twitter: @bam_fair

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.



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