“Here’s a bunch of brand new new things out for LACF5:
Individual cards, range of 5 designs, each cello bagged with envelopes.
Boxed Greetings Cards
10 x greetings cards, all 5 designs, extra xmas cards on a variety of stock.
A collection of all my greetings card designs, bundled together and presented in a magical box.
All ten cards and ten envelopes are tied up in pretty blue ribbon and presented in a custom designed box packaging.
Lucky Looky – Pocket Mirrors
Lucky Looky – pocket mirror sets, illustrated with a noble bird and leaves in four choices of colour palette.
Whether you like the leaves green in summer, yellow and red in autumn or frosty blue in winter, there’s a good lookin’ and luck givin’ mirror here for you.
Each mirror set comes packaged in a cello bag, with a matching illustrated header. There are four colours to choose from: green, red, blue and yellow”
James Couk Downing
‘s got a new print, and is also selling this crazy one-off hand-drawn version:
And Adam Cadwell
will have his fat volume of The Everyday to flog:
See you tomorrow!
You’ve seen the posters, now here’s the blurb:
The Leeds Alternative Comics Fair returns for its fifth outing on Saturday 8th December, and this time it’s got a distinctly seasonal theme. We’re encouraging everyone to ditch the Christmas shopping and discover a haven of creativity and inspiration from some of the finest artists in the North (and beyond), and there will be plenty of unique and unusual comics, art and crafts that will make great gifts. Once again, it’ll take place at A Nation of Shopkeepers, a spacious bar that has proved to be the ideal venue with its great atmosphere, interesting food menu and well-stocked bar, and as usual we’ll be keeping it intimate in scale so that attendees can have a good look at everything on offer, and get to chat with the creators about their wares.
Exhibitors this time include ‘friends of LACF’ Gareth Brookes, James ‘Couk’ Downing, Kristyna Baczynski, Adam Cadwell, Andy ‘Hexjibber’ Sykes, plus organisers Steve Tillotson and Hugh Raine, and Sean Azzopardi will be exhibiting for the first time, along with more new faces to be announced soon.
It’s on from 12 noon until 5pm and as usual the event is completely free to enter, so come along, have a browse, a chat, a drink and a fish finger sarnie, and pick up some unique presents for your friends and family (and don’t forget to treat yourself of course!).
Please check out our twitter and facebook pages for even more info…
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LACF stalwart Gary Bainbridge has got a new comic out for Saturday: ‘Column is a teeny tiny A6 mini comic containing some of my drawings and ponderings on public sculpture. It’s got two different covers and the print run is minuscule, so get yours while they last’, and he’s also got some handsome totebags to carry all the comics you’ll be buying, plus the rest of his great comics, including the Sugar Glider series.
Oli East will be selling his unique series of books, along with some other Blank Slate titles, and he’ll also have a bargain box selling off some of his collection of comics to raise funds for his next project, a trip across France (or failing that, some beers and his bus fare home). And don’t forget about the other fine folks appearing, including John Allison, Dan Berry, James ‘Couk’ Downing (who’s tweets suggest he’s beavering away on something new), Karoline Rerrie, Adam Cadwell and The Pern who’ll all have fantastic things for sale which will definitely make your life immeasurably better.
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We’re still confirming the full exhibitor list, but to tickle your comic fancies the lineup so far includes:
James ‘Couk’ Downing
Andy ‘Hexjibber’ Sykes
and of course your humble hosts Steve Tillotson
and Hugh Raine. More exhibitors to be announced shortly.
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Thanks to everyone who came, to Helen and Geof for bringing tables and all the comic shops in Leeds for their support!
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Kristyna Baczynski’s Ladder is another WORLD EXCLUSIVE for LACF2, so grab it first tomorrow!
Stiffs by Adam Cadwell
Fetishman 12 by Geof Banyard (pictured is the fancy dust jacket edition)
Who? – Hello, my name is Adam Cadwell.
What? – Comics! For the last four years I’ve mostly been drawing my own face in autobio comics such as my now completed webcomic The Everyday and my stories in the anthology Solipsistic Pop but I’m moving into fiction with my next comic Blood Blokes about slacker vampires.
I’ll be selling the The Everyday print collections along with badges and postcard books and original art for sale. I’ll have the art for Blood Blokes on view and I may also have some copies of Solpop with me and a Welsh zombie comedy horror comic called Stiffs which I coloured and lettered.
Where? – I live in Manchester and most of my work is set in this sun-kissed paradise.
When? - Whenever I can. I draw for a living as a freelance storyboard artist and illustrator, so when I’m not getting paid to draw things I draw my own things.
Why? – Like breathing, drinking Vimto or pouting in photographs, I just can’t help it. Drawing and making comics is what I do and I’ve always done it.
How? – I draw everything on paper then ink with a brush pen, then scan and colour in Photoshop on my Mac. For printing, I put together a pdf using InDesign then take it to Marc the Printers in Manchester who do a fine job of doing all the things I’m sick of; the printing, compiling, folding and stapling of hundreds of copies.