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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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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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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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More Leeds Alternative Comics Fair Posters!


More sweet posters from our boys James Downing (top) and Gary Bainbridge

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Exhibitors for LACF 4, so far

We’re still confirming the full exhibitor list, but to tickle your comic fancies the lineup so far includes:

John Allison
Gary Bainbridge
James ‘Couk’ Downing
Kristyna Baczynski
Adam Cadwell
Andy ‘Hexjibber’ Sykes
and of course your humble hosts Steve Tillotson
and Hugh Raine. More exhibitors to be announced shortly.

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More Things New to the Fair!


The above infographic says it all, really looking forward to this. Also new, Gareth Brookes’ The Black Project, the twisted tale of a young boy whose passion for handicrafts and his burgeoning sexual desires combine with horrendous and entertaining results.

Also, I (Steve “Banal Pig” Tillotson) will be selling a few poster prints, mostably this brand new image, hand coloured digitally using traditional Photoshop methods:

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Exhibitor Profile Number 12 – James Downing


Who? James Downing, although my pretentious artist name is Couk (it rhymes with “spook”)
What? Mainly illustration, shyte-loads of doodles, and comics when the mood takes me.
Where? On my bedroom floor usually. I directly lol into the face of a studio space (drop the bass)
When? Whenever I can. I have literally no free time.
Why? To simmer the rage that makes me want to destroy the universe
How? A pen or a graphics tablet or a paintbrush, or “miscellaneous fluids what I done found”

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LACF3 press release!

The 3rd Leeds Alternative Comics Fair will take place on Saturday 1st October, in A Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds, just behind the Leeds City Art Gallery.

In keeping with previous events, our small but perfectly formed event hopes to bring you some of the best Northern, alternative comics makers, print-makers and illustrators, who will be selling their wares in the quirky, relaxed bar on Cookridge Street.

Don’t like comics? There’ll be lots more on offer, such as craft wear, badges, art and music.

This event’s guest list includes old friends such as Steve Tillotson (Banal Pig), Hugh “Shug” Raine (REET! Comics), Gary Bainbridge, Andy Waugh, Gareth Brookes, Helen “Memo” Entwisle, Huw “Lem” Davies, Ben Clark, Kristyna Baczynski and Geof Banyard (Fetishman), who will be showcasing new work.

New exhibitors include James Downing (COUK), Jim Medway, Isaac Lenkiewicz, Kelly Walton, Bob Milner (Milk Two Sugars) and a cameo appearance from Darryl Cunningham, of Psychiatric Tales fame.

We are also reintroducing the communal table, giving non-exhibitors the chance to bring their comics along to sell. All we ask is that you help man the table for a short period of time.

The event will run from 12 noon until 5pm and is FREE to enter! So come along, have a browse, a chat, a drink and a fish finger sarnie!

Find us online at leedsalternativecomics.wordpress.com, Facebook search “Leeds Alternative Comics” or tweet us @leedsaltcomics

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List of Exhibitors at LACF3

We’ve pretty much confirmed the line up now for the 3rd Leeds Alternative Comics Fair, and again we want to feature artists and creators from the North and we’ve tried to bring together a broad range of people with a really interesting mix of comics and other products. Exhibiting this time are Friends of LACF:

Steve Tillotson (Banal Pig)

Hugh “Shug” Raine (Reet Comic)

Gary Bainbridge

Andy Waugh

Gareth Brookes

Helen “Memo” Entwisle

Huw “Lem” Davies

Ben Clark

Kristyna Baczynski

Geof Banyard (Fetishman)

And coming to the fair for the first time are:

James Downing (COUK)

Jim Medway

Isaac Lenkiewicz

Kelly Walton

Bob Milner (Milk Two Sugars)

We’re really happy to have these guys involved, they all make really fantastic comics and stuff,  and they will be a great addition to the fair. Also don’t forget, we will be having a big communal table this time, so please feel free to bring your own comics down (all we ask is that you’re willing to help out for a bit taking the money on the communal table if necessary). That’s more or less it, we’re waiting on a couple of confirmations and we will update this page when we get them.

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