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More stuff new to the fair- TOMORROW!

“Here’s a bunch of brand new new things out for LACF5:
Individual cards, range of 5 designs, each cello bagged with envelopes.
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Boxed Greetings Cards
10 x greetings cards, all 5 designs, extra xmas cards on a variety of stock.
Info:
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. 

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Lucky Looky – Pocket Mirrors
Info:
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:
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And Adam Cadwell will have his fat volume of The Everyday to flog:
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See you tomorrow!

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LACF5 Press Release

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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Leeds Alternative Comics 5 posters!

Here they are! Posters for the fifth Leeds Alternative Comics Fair – our first ever Christmas event!
Pass them around!

Steve Tillotson’s:

Hugh Raine’s:Image

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LACF 5 Details At Last!

Yes, yes, oyez, we’re back again. The 5th Leeds Alternative Comics Fair will take place on Saturday 8th December, again at our favourite venue A Nation Of Shopkeepers from 12pm til 5pm. This fair will be a special festive edition, a welcome respite from the drudgery of Christmas shopping, and an opportunity to pick up some unique and original gifts for your nearest and dearest – and don’t forget to treat yourself. Ha! Ha! Ahem…

Hopefully you’ll know the score by now; it’s free to enter, features loads of super-talented artists and comic creators from Leeds, the North and beyond, and it’s held in a fantastic pub with great food and a wide selection of drinks.

We’ll be having the usual mix of new exhibitors and veteran friends of LACF: full details of the exhibitors to follow soon (as usual, due to limited space we will be inviting exhibitors to take part).

So, get booking your trains, planes, taxis and yachts, and we’ll see you there!

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LACF 5 Coming Soon!


Yep, the new logo means another Leeds Alternative Comics Fair is approaching. Expect an update with all the details very soon…

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More great stuff on Saturday…

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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New to the Fair part 2

In addition to Hugh’s lovely looking haul, here’s a quick preview of more stuff premiering at LACF4:

Firstly, Kristyna Baczynski’s brand new comic Nine Lives is previewed above and described thus:

“Follow an unfortunate feline fellow as he counts down his generous quota of lives. A 10-page concertina mini comic, printed on 300gsm matte brown board. Cut and folded with love and papercuts. Book measures 10cm x 9cm when folded. Edition of 300 only”.

Andy Sykes has produced some exciting Hexjibber Hobbies greetings cards and post cards, as well as his excellent Hexjibber Hobbies book, pictured above.

And lastly for now, I (Steve Tillotson) will be selling my brand new, limited-edition comic Christopher Wren, a minicomic which unfolds like a map so the pages get bigger until the poster sized conclusion is revealed- with two different endings! I’ll also be selling posters, badges and a selection from the back catalogue of banal pig comics.

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New from Hugh!

I’ve been busy treading the boards but I still found time to go on another adventure on my favourite day, Hourly Comic Day!
So, new to the fair will be my forth hourly comic, Fun in and Around Halifax – and it’s only 50p! Plus, they fit right in your pocket! But while that might promote light-fingeredness, I should warn you I have the beady eyes of a hawk.

Plus, I’ll have plenty more of my other books and badges!

And I guarantee I’ll be sticking a camera in people’s faces! See you there!
Hugh “Shug” Raine

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If you fancy making zines, you might also like…

Friend of LACF Helen ‘Memo’ Entwisle (who unfortunately can’t exhibit this time) is running a zine workshop at the West Yorkshire Print Workshop on Saturday 19th May, so if you’re inspired to get making zines but don’t know where to start, the info is here and details of the last workshop are here.

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If you like the Leeds Alternative Comics Fair, you might also like…


It’s a busy time for comic and crafty events at the end of April and beginning of May, the week before LACF4, the 21st April sees the Comiket in Bishopsgate, London for all you southern comic lovers. Then LACF4 on the 28th April as you will well be aware, then the week after is May the 4th Be With You, a Star Wars themed exhibition and event featuring artwork by friends of LACF, including John Allison, Couk, Steve Tillotson, Hugh Raine, and Kristyna Baczynski.

And the week after that, the 12th May more good stuff at the Hand Made Art and Craft Fair, again featuring people you may recognise from our fairs, with arts crafts comics and all that, and this great poster from Kristyna Baczynski:

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