Britain’s Small Press Day is back on Saturday 9th July 2016 – a celebration of self-publishing, DIY culture, and grassroots comics across the UK.
An idea born on Twitter led to a series of nationwide events in a matter of weeks. The reaction and the support of the aim of the nationwide event, to spotlight the possibilities of small press publishing via store-based events and signings, in the first instance, and to bring its practitioners to the far wider audience they deserve, has been absolutely phenomenal.
Join comic creators on 9th July for the inaugural Small Press Day at one of the stores listed on their map and meet the next generation of superstar comic creators, zine makers, and DIY micro publishers.
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.