The third Crouch End Comic Art Festival (CECAF) will take place at the Earl Haig Hall, Crouch End, London on 18th June 2016, hosting the best and brightest cartoonists and independent publishers currently active in the UK comic scene.
“The past five years have seen a huge growth in creators, publishers and consumers of comics,” says organiser and comic creator Sean Azzopardi. “Crouch End is home to some of these cartoonists, so it seems natural to bring this type of event to the hot creative hub of N8.
“Following on from the energy of this summer’s smash Crouch End Festival, CECAF will provide the opportunity for all ages to experience the varied and engaging world of the independent comic publisher.”
Over 25 exhibitors selling a variety of comics, graphic novels, prints and all sorts of visual matter will be at CECAF on the day, including Avery Hill Publishing, Backward Burds, David Baillie, Matt Boyce, Breakdown Press, Broken Frontier Six To Watch, Francesca Cassavetti, Richy Chandler, Claude TC, Craig Conlan, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Sarah Gordon, Sally Anne Hickman, Amber Hsu, Oliver Lambden, Roger Langridge, Limehouse Press, Cliodhna Lyons, Danny Noble, Douglas Noble, One Beat Zines, Paul Rainey, Zoom Rockman, Karen Rubins and Darrell Thorpe.
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.