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Sep 22 '13

Cartoonists: GET INVOLVED with the pre-zine fair party!

On Friday 4th October, Comic Book Slumber Party are organising an amazing pre-Bear Pit Zine fair shindig at the Crofter’s Rights in Stokes Croft. There will be pizza, there will be beer, there will be drawing!

There’s also going to be some live comics reading and performance and we’re looking for people to get involved. Here’s the call for info from co-organiser Andrew Godfrey:

“Calling all comic creators! As part of this years Bristol Comics and Zine Fair I {Andrew Godfrey} will be hosting (alongside Comic Book Slumber Party and OFF LIFE magazine) a short comics and performance slot at the pre-party at The Crofters Rights on Friday the 4th. I am looking for about five performers (you can do it as a pair or group if you like) to perform a five minute comic or sections of comic/s leading up to 5 minutes. This will involve powerpoint although if you feel like being more creative let me know and we’ll see what can be done. Previous comic performances done in Dundee have involved musical instruments, singing, audience participation, costumes, and running around. For more information on what this event entails check out this article by the guy I stole the idea of stealing the idea off, Damon Herd.

If you think you’d be interested contact me at sickerthanthou@hotmail.co.uk outlining your idea (specifically your technical requirements) and some images from your comic. Also feel free to pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.

http://comicsforum.org/2013/08/21/comics-and-performance-from-chalk-talks-to-carousel-by-damon-herd/

Let Andrew know if you’d like to get involved!

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Sep 8 '13

BCZF 2013 Exhibitors Announced!

We are pleased to announce the full list of exhibitors for BCZF 2013. We have over 40 incredible artists, writers and makers exhibiting and selling their work at the fair.

From published cartoonists to zinesters and from print makers to illustrators, from Bolton to Brighton, Exeter to Edinburgh, BCZF has it all. There’s a big Bristol contingent, including the Sicker Than Thou collaborators Emma and Godfrey, plus Paula Knight, Paul Ashley Brown, Graham Johnson and many more. We’ll have established British artists such as the DECADENCE collective, Lizz Lunney, Jack Teagle, Donya Todd, David Ziggy Green and Philippa Rice selling their work, not to mention Issy Greenberg, the cartoonist and illustrator responsible for BCZF’s awesome promotional artwork.

As well as a host of debuting comics and zines, we’ll be the first convention where you can buy artist Katie Green’s new graphic memoir, Lighter Than My Shadow. Published by Jonathan Cape, LTMS is a deeply moving 500+ page chronicle of eating disorders, abuse and recovery. Gareth Brookes’ new book ‘The Black Project’, a Graphic Novel created entirely in the mediums of embroidery and linocut relief print, will also receive its convention debut at BCZF.

There’s also a great range of work being offered by collectives of artists from Bristol, Falmouth, Brighton and Gloucestershire. They’ll all be bringing a diverse range of publications, prints and handmade items. Exeter zine and art shop extraordinaire No Guts No Glory will be in attendance, too, adding to a wonderfully diverse roster of creative people.

Finally, as if that’s not enough, Comic Book Slumber Party will also be curating an entire room of workshops, comics and general awesomeness.

You can read about all of our exhibitors on the BCZF website. Keep an eye out, too, as we add more information about our amazing artists – and don’t forget: spread the word!

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Aug 10 '12

Announcing the Bristol Comic and Zine Fair 2012

Bear Pit Zines presents…
Bristol Comic and Zine Fair
Downstairs at Cafe Kino.


Sunday 23rd September 2012.

12pm -6pm

The Bristol Comic and Zine Fair returns for a second year to celebrate the world of DIY publishing.

The Fair brings together  brilliant artists, writers and makers from across Bristol and further afield for a one-day market. There’ll self-published zines, homemade comics, handmade books, alternative publications and all things in-between on offer.

Come along and meet creators,  be inspired, and pick up great art and writing at affordable prices!

How to get a table

We are currently offering half tables (around 3 feet) to self-publishers, zine makers and comics artists. There will also be a communal table for makers with only one or two items to sell.

If you are interested in exhibiting at Bristol Comic and Zine fair, please email us with a brief statement about yourself and your work, and links to images or your website*.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday August 29th 2012

*please note that as space is limited we will not be able to guarantee all applicants a table space.

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Aug 23 '11
More info here.

More info here.

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