(via poopsheet and BugPowder); Summer Edition 2009, the first event of its kind in Dublin, is a free, day long fair where over 30 exhibitors from across the spectrum of artist’s books, comics and zines will get together to showcase their work.
With selections ranging from minicomic artists and burgeoning cartoonists to established artists’ book practitioners, from poets to printmakers, and from lowbrow artists to zine scribblers, there’s something for everyone. Prices range from €1 to €100.
Peruse the stalls, take part in a workshop, pick up some handcrafted goodies and let the books blow your mind.
Summer Edition 2009 is the first Edition event, a new endeavour celebrating the craft of the book and independent publishing via artists’ books, comics and zines and all stops in between.
• Summer Edition 2009: An Artist’s book, Comic and Zine Fair: Saturday 4th July, 11am – 5pm, Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin. Free Entry!
• For more information go to www.editionbookarts.com
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.