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September 29 2011

Comika Comiket returns in November.

Heres the spiel:

"The spectacular Great Hall at the Bishopsgate Institute is the new venue for Comica Comiket, the Comica Festival’s 6th one-day comics and art fair - bigger and better than ever, offering the best of British creators, publishers, small presses, graphic artists and suppliers under one roof. Throughout the day, top artists will be taking part on stage in the Comica Drawing Parade, with their live artworks and demos projected on a giant screen."

Tickets: Free, all welcome
Where: Great Hall, Bishopsgate Institute, London
When: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 11am to 6pm

# Posted by Dan Fish1000


My comic Inside Outsiders is available for viewing at Irish Comic News. The blurb: Psychosexual subtext pervades this League Of Extraordinary Toy Story as action figures undertake the perilous search for a fellow room-dweller who has fled an emotionally complicated relationship with a promiscuous Bratz doll.

# Posted by John Robbins
September 20 2011

Welcome back to FA – the Comiczine.

From the FA editorial team:

2010′s online revival of the former print comics fanzine was one of the things that gave our founding editor, Martin Skidmore, a great deal of enjoyment in what, tragically, turned out to be the last few months of his life.

Three of his friends – Tony Keen, Andrew Moreton, and Will Morgan – have pooled our resources to keep FA alive as a source for comics discussion, history and criticism.

We hope that you will support us by visiting frequently, commenting, recommending us to your friends, and by contributing articles, features, reviews, interviews or short strips. (Submissions guidelines will be published soon.)

We aim to retain FA’s distinctive balance as “the serious fanzine with a sense of fun”, and to produce a website that Martin would have enjoyed – and, that you will too! Please let us know if you think we’re getting it right.

# Posted by John Robbins
September 7 2011


Flying Leaf Creature is out!

Rob Jackson's trademark blend of absurdist, child-like whimsy, sweet-humoured tone and disarmingly naïve cartooning (shades of Mr. Benn here) is present in this full-colour tabloid-format comic. High on the bizarre-o-meter, this one pits a motley team against a criminal organisation with its finger in a hole other reality (sic), to gleefully entertaining effect.

Beguiling stuff! Available from Rob Jackson Comics.

# Posted by John Robbins
September 6 2011

MCM Expo London Comic Con is expanding its Comic Village area after tables for the 28-30 October show sold out in record time. Due to the massive demand, the Comic Village will now be enlarged by 50 per cent to give even more comic creators the chance to attend the UK’s biggest pop culture event.

For details about Comic Village, e-mail Comicvillage@mcmexpo.net

# Posted by Dan Fish1000
September 5 2011

Paul Rainey's There's No Time Like The Present is one of the finest, most affecting, comics published in the past few years. Top news, then, that he's now working on a new long comic, Thunder Brother; Soap Division. He'll be publishing new pages every Monday and Friday, so pop it in your RSS reader, favourites folder, or just make a good old fashioned diary note.

# Posted by Jez Higgins