Brighton Illustration Fair debuts next weekend

Brighton Illustration Fair 2015The first Brighton Illustration Fair – for illustrators from Brighton and beyond – takes place at the end of this month (30th – 31st May 2015). The event, which features guests including comic artists Boo Cook, Jack Teagle, Donya Todd and Chris Weston and many others, along with a massive list of exhibitors, will be showcasing the medium across a plethora of forms from comics, prints, small press, zines, t-shirts, animation, Iive art and more.

The work of a small team with a love of seeing things being created, they’ll also be pulling together a selected array of screening and talks.

The aim of BIF is to bring an annual event to Brighton that encompasses local, national and international talent.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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