Our own Hannah Chapman alerts us to an upcoming comics bash being organised by Breakdown Press: the Safari Festival. Taking place on August 30th from 11am to 6pm it is a free event celebrating the best in Indy comics from the UK and further afield in Studio 2, a gallery space belonging to creative agency Protein. From the description:
“Safari Festival is a celebration of the new wave of alternative and art comics from the UK and beyond. Taking place over one Saturday at the end of August, the festival is an opportunity for a curated group of cartoonists and publishers to exhibit and sell their artwork, prints and, primarily, comics, and for attendees to experience the best of UK comics’ avant-garde. The artists exhibiting have been selected for their innovative, fearless, diverse approaches to making comics; approaches to cartooning that Safari intends to champion.”
There’s a good list of creators taking part, with their comics, print and more for sale during the day, including Babak Ganjei, Breakdown Press (Connor Willumsen, Joe Kessler, Antoine Cossé, Zoë Taylor), Comic Book Slumber Party, Comics Workbook Decadence Comics (Lando), Ditto Press, Donya Todd, Eleni Kalorkoti, Esther McManus, Eyeball Comix, Famicon Express (Leon Sadler, Stefan Sadler, Jon Chandler), Faye Coral Johnson, Ferry Guow, Grace Wilson, Jack Teagle, James Jarvis, Jazz Dad Books, Joseph P Kelly, Landfill Editions (Hugh Frost), Laura Callaghan, Matt Swan, Mike Redmond, Museums Press/Good Press, Rob Flowers, Sina Sparrow, Space Face Books (JMKE) and Susumu Mukai. Gosh comics are holding a pre-festival party on the 29th and Negative Space is hosting an after-festival party on the 30th at Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.