I will be selling my book at the Alternative Press Fair in Conway Hall on Saturday Aug 4. It will be my first time at this fair and things are looking fairly exciting as nearby Lamb’s Conduit St will have participating independent shops with little exhibitions of their own. If you’re in town that weekend, it should be worth checking out. I have a fair few copies of Painting Stories left to sell and am happy to autograph the books. I was hoping to have another short story in small comic booklet format ready for the festival, but a few recent hitches have made that plan a little unrealistic, so I will probably just be selling my book. This booklet should definitely be available for sale at Comiket in November though, if all goes well. Although the Small Press fair in Conway Hall takes place on the entire weekend of Aug 4/5, I will only be there on August 4.
Here is the blurb about the events will be taking place:
The 2nd International Alternative Press Festival features an inspired assortment of creative events between 20th July – 10th August 2012. The festival events lead up to the 4th-5th August weekend Small Press Fair in Holborn’s Conway Hall.
Alternative Press is a group of artists who promote creativity through the mediums of comix, zines, book arts, screen-printing, poetry and other forms of self-publishing. The first International Alternative Press Festival in 2011 attracted over 1,000 eager visitors. Alternative Press is building upon the success of last year’s festival to establish an annual programme.
From the 22nd July – 5th August, a parade of 11 venues on Lambs Conduit St and Great Ormond Street will host artwork by a broad and exciting selection of international comic artists.
GOSH! Comics and Orbital Comics stores are hosting related exhibitions as part of the festival This includes the work of Private Eye cartoonist Dave Greene at Orbital Comics and the launch of the new issue of The Comix Reader at Gosh!
SMALL PRESS FAIR
The focal event to the International Alternative Press Festival at Conway Hall is the two-day Small Press Fair, made up of over 100 exhibitors, with zines, book arts and other small press publications.
Across the weekend the fair is a lively schedule of creative workshops including poetry, typography, drawing, printing and bookbinding sessions. Please view workshop details listed fully at www.alternativepress.org.uk.
Saturday 4th August – Sunday 5th August 2012
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, Greater London WC1R 4RL