The Alternative Press Fair 2009 in London has just been announced, bringing together the worlds of alternative comics, zines, self-produced art-books, poetry and diy/punk culture for one amazing day, like a great colourful blacmange that you can’t eat.
It’s a good opportunity to meet the artists, see their work, buy some if you like it. Then relax and enjoy an exciting evening of music, song and melody, starring the Singing Sensation of the Nation, Mr. Trent Miller (& The Skeleton Jive).
Taking place on Sunday 1st February 2009, 12pm to 6pm (music to late) at the St. Aloysius Social Centre, 20 Phoenix Road, NW1 1TA, this event is free to all good men and women everywhere.
To Get there, alight Euston Station, venture up Eversholt Street on your right is Phoenix Road and a modern church – those dashed creative types will be in the basement.
• For more info contact: jimigherkin(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk or peterlally(at)gmail(dot)com or check comicsandzines.wordpress.com for the latest news
• If you’re a comics creator or publisher interested in having a table the costs are £15 for a whole table (old school table size roughly 1.25metresX80cm) for those with lots of stuff/ distros/ collectives etc.; £7.50 for a half, new to the scene/ small books etc. Please confirm asap with Peter Lally (peterlally(at)gmail(dot)com) who will send details on how to pay etc.
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.