This looks AWESOME! Cafe Royal Books

If you live up north and are interested in zines and self publishing, then you should check these guys out. Just look at this!

contact craig(at) for more info –

The first Café Royal Books pop-up library is open.
PR1 Gallery, UCLan, Preston, UK.
November 8th – 19th
Weekdays 10.00am – 4.30pm

Selected titles will be available to purchase at a discounted rate throughout the event.

We also have two new titles available:

Tutto è Santo Edouard Baribeaud
200mm x 290mm
b/w digital
numbered edition of 100

Space Jam Elina Minn & Jaakko Pallasvuo
140mm x 200mm
b/w digital
numbered edition of 100

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“After London” Call for Submissions

A really exciting sounding project from the Sassoon Gallery in South East London. It’s all happening down here, yo! Click the link below for the pdf document outlining the project or the picture to the right for their website. Love all round.


After London call for submission

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Two Talks at the ICA

Thanks to Malcolm from Housmans for this. Booking is necessary as there are limited places. Click either image for information.

We’re Looking for People Who Like to Draw: Fanzines, art and politics from Punk to present day.

21 October 2010

Free, booking required.

Art and Resistance: Ways to Make Trouble

14 October 2010

Free, booking required.

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Opportunity, from Karrie Fransman

“The Internship is essentially a training programme for 21-25 year olds who are interested in careers in comics, publishing, arts education or illustration. Think of it like a 2-day a week school in comics!”

Says Karrie. Check it out here and check out Karrie’s work here.

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Cafe Royal Subscriptions!

Dear All,

We have re-introduced our subscription service. Last time it was very popular. Numbers are limited [as are the print runs of our titles]. We try to split our print runs fairly evenly between our shop, book fairs, subscriptions and distribution. subscriptions are strictly first-come-first-served.

We offer two types of subscription. One is a zine-only subscription, for 5 or 10 titles. The other is a monetary subscription, so you remain subscribed until the amount you submit has gone. Prices include reduced rate [-20%] publications and priority shipping, also reduced. Subscriptions can be bought as gifts and sent to an alternative address.

Cafe Royal Books

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LCC Zine Library Facebook page

Hey there everyone! One of the world’s coolest librarian’s Leila Kassir runs a zine library at LCC and if you want to send her your stuff or be involved or just follow their progress, see the zines etc then get in touch with Leila (l.kassir(at) or join the group here!

Love all round.

jimi x

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Laydeez do Comics 21st June

The next event in this excellent monthly comics evening is on Monday 21 June 2010, and the focus is on zines

Guest Speakers:

Dr Roger Sabin, Reader in Popular Culture at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. Author of Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels (2001)

Prof Teal Triggs, Professor of Graphic Design and Head of Research, School of Graphic Design, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Graphic design historian, critic and educator.
Co-author with Roger Sabin of Critical Radar: Fanzines & Alternative Comics From 1976 To Now (2001)

Gareth Brookes and Jimi Gherkin, comix artists and members of
Alternative Press

Rachel House, artist and Co-director of Space Station Sixty-Five

Katie Allen, feminist zinester and editor of women’s magazine

find out more about Laydeez do Comics Here

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Zine news galore!!

Here are some upcoming events & news for your attention:

1) ‘Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy’ with Philippa Perry
Wednesday 16th June, 7pm, FREE

“Artist and psychotherapist Philippa Perry will be in-store discussing her new graphic novel ‘Couch Fiction’, the touching and witty story of one man’s experiences in therapy.”

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX
Nearest tube: King’s Cross

2) Bradford Zine Fayre 2010 – Sunday 20th June
Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford
(evening events will be going down at the 1in12 Club, Albion Street, Bradford

The ClapTrap Zine Collective invite you to get involved! Impressions Gallery is smack bang in the middle of Bradford, with big lovely studio room overlooking the square and has proper disabled access. Thus, we have space on the day for a large number of stalls. All stalls are free, so please book one early to avoid any tears at bedtime! We’ll be doing workshops and readings too, so please get in touch with ideas for that. There will be cheap grub for dinner provided by The Treehouse and 1in12 Peasants Collective, a chance to contribute to and peruse the incredible Northern Indymedia Online Zine Library, plus an extra special unveiling of a proper Arabic Printing Press up at the club for all to admire and have a go on. Lots of other exciting bits and bobs in the pipeline, culminating in a gig at the 1in12 for the evening. We’ll be kicking off the Fayre at Noon, going on till 5pm, breaking for food, then partying till the wee hours. The last Zine Fayre was a really wonderful do, as was our recent Anarchist Bookfair, and there is a real appetite for Zines up here at the moment, all that’s missing is you!
Jen on 07921141669 or Joel on 07946544613
Claptrap c/o Branches Co-Op, 106 Preston Street, Bradford, BD7 1JP

3) Handmade & Bound goes to the seaside! – Sunday 4th July

Handmade & Bound is an independent fair with affordable, handmade artists’ books, comics and zines. The event will be based on handmade but affordable books and zines. We want to achieve a good balance between artists books and zines (in the DIY punk tradition). We are going to Whitstable in Kent on Sunday 4 July 2010 and holding an artists’ book fair there as part of the Whitstable Biennale. The venue is close to the sea front.

St. Marys Hall, Oxford Street,Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DD
11am – 5pm
Free entry

4) Tapestry Goes West – Sunday 4th July

Monthly Camden Club Tapestry heads out into the countryside for a Festival Day in Hertfordshire. A whole bunch of bands headlined by ‘The Magic Numbers’ will play, or take it more easy and recline to the sound of a brass band blowing. You like mediterranean food? That’ll be there. A drink? There’s the Betsy Trotswood beer tent. And small-press? Even we’ll be there with a stall! All details on their website:


5) Zine Convention in Tunbridge Wells – Saturday 21st August

‘MADE’ is the first zine and art convention held in Tunbridge Wells and is a day for celebrating all things handmade. Wolfwind collective invites up and coming artists to create a day of zines, posters small press and crafty cuts. The event will include established favourites within the zine world, several artist collectives showcasing their current works, cake stalls, interactive live painting and music.

The Forum
Tunbridge wells
11am – 6pm

Tables are free, please apply now, with a brief description of you work/ zines to

The deadline for applications will be the 7th August 2010

More information about the event can be found at;

6) FINALLY – Zine Library in Salford asks….

We are currently compiling donations for a self-publishing archive based in Salford, on the edge of Manchester, UK and thought you or anyone you know may be interested in submitting their self-published works.

Salford Zine Library is a non-profit venture which aims to create a library of self published work from around the world for all to access. The Library is based at Islington Mill, Salford (, home to over 50 artist studios.

If you would like to contribute to the project please send your self published work to:

Salford Zine Library
48 Landos Court, Gunson St., Manchester, M40 7WT

So far we have had over 150 contributions from Johnny Ryan, Craig Atkinson, Supermundane and Mike Perry! We look forward to seeing yours!

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Impulsive Random Platform Launch

Stingray got in touch to tell us about this rather exciting- sounding launch. We’ll be there, will you?

Stingray is proud to be featured in the next issue of IRP magazine, which is devoted to small-press magazine makers. We’d be delighted if you join us at the launch party next Thursday, which will also include live performance from the likes of Stingray editors Simon Jablonski and Melanie Venables. Don’t forget to vote first, we’ll know if you haven’t.

6.30pm to 9pm 6th May 2010

Launch of IRP issue 12 at Matt Roberts Arts
Unit 1, 25a Vyner Street
London, E2 9DG


20×20 Magazine,
A3 Hand drawn & Quartered,
An Endless Supply,
Impulsive Random Platform,
Ladies of the Press,
One Staple Magazine,
Preston is my Paris,
Ralph Dorey,
Sarah Bowker-Jones,
Stingray Mag^zine,
The Succulent L’egume,
Unrealised Projects.

London-based Art Zine, “Impulsive Random Platform”, is pleased to present its 12th issue at Matt Roberts Arts as part of openFORUM- a series of workshops, talks, screenings and performances presented by professional development organisations, artist-led groups, curators and publications in May and June 2010. IRP 12 will feature new work by a selection of fellow self-publishers and magazine-makers from the UK and abroad and will be available to buy at the event, in addition to copies of publications by individual participants.

more on the website;

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Erasing David got in touch to tell us about a new film about civil liberties currently playing at cinemas and on the telly it’s called Erasing David and you can watch the trailerhere

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