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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
http://www.alternativepress.org.uk

Rachel House, artist and Co-director of Space Station Sixty-Five www.spacestationsixtyfive.com

Katie Allen, feminist zinester and editor of women’s magazine
www.fat-quarter.co.uk

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
www.housmans.com

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

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!

bradfordzines@hotmail.co.uk
claptrap.bradford@gmail.com
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
www.handmadeandbound.com

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:

/ www.tapestrygoeswest.com

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
Kent
TN4 8YU
11am – 6pm

Tables are free, please apply now, with a brief description of you work/ zines to wolfwindpress@gmail.com

The deadline for applications will be the 7th August 2010

More information about the event can be found at;
www.wolfwind.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/wolfwindpress
http://www.wolfwindpress.blogspot.com
http://www.twforum.co.uk

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 (www.islingtonmill.com), 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!

http://www.salfordzinelibrary.blogspot.com
http://www.craigjohnbarr.co.uk
http://www.matthewwalkerdine.co.uk

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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

Featuring:

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,
Starship,
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.

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more on the website;
www.impulsiverandomplatform.com

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Erasing David

greenlions.com 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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P.R.E.S.S Event 10th April

All those alternative publishing fans living in the north east check out this event happening on the 10th April here

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Cheap Affair!

The next Cheap Affair will be held on Sunday 7th March at Islington Mill, Salford, from 12-6pm and it looks to be an excellent event. As well as excellent zines there’s an onsite vegetarian cafe and we also have a band playing at around 4:30pm called Stealing Sheep.

Plus there are still a few spaces left so get in touch if you are interested.
Stall rental is £7.50 for the day (no commissions to be taken) and is to be paid before the event via paypal. All you have to do is visit thr online shop and click on ‘A Cheap Affair stall rental 7th March’ and then ‘add to cart’.

Here is the link to the online shop:
here

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Artinavan// Zine and Small Publication Sale

Starting this Wednesday Artinavan// collective are running arts events at Brixton Village Market, learn more here

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