Alternative Press Fair Sunday 28th November 2010

Alternative Press will be holding another day of Comix, Zines, Book Arts, Printmaking, Radical Literature and everything inbetween! Check out these flyers, and why not design your own!

Alternative Press Fair

Sunday 28th November 2010

St Aloysius Social Club




Alternative Press Talk at Laydeez do Comics

We will be doing a short presentation at this excellent monthly comic evening at the Rag Factory next Monday 21st June. The subject of this months meeting is;


Guest Speakers:

Dr Roger Sabin, Reader in Popular Culture at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. Author of Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels (2001)

Prof Teal Triggs, Professor of Graphic Design and Head of Research, School of Graphic Design, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. Graphic design historian, critic and educator.
Co-author with Roger Sabin of Critical Radar: Fanzines & Alternative Comics From 1976 To Now (2001)

Gareth Brookes and Jimi Gherkin, comix artists and members of
Alternative Press

Rachel House, artist and Co-director of Space Station Sixty-Five

Katie Allen, feminist zinester and editor of women’s magazine

You can find out more about Laydeez do comics here

CreativeCapital / Alternative Press workshops in Harrow

Harrow WorkshopsAlternative Press and CreativeCapital Present

A day of free zine making, comix and self publishing workshops for people aged 19 and over. Including mini comic fair, and local opportunities for self publishers.

Saturday 17th April 2010

1 – 6pm

Trinity Bar
378-380 Station Road

calamity comics

Alternative Press Fair 2010 The Party!

Here it is the final lowdown on the Alternative Press Fair Party!

After the Fair (which incidently will be the greatest conglomeration of small press talent ever crammed together in one room) there will be food, music, open mic, poetry and the having of fun. Including;

George Chopping
Deserved Winner of the Utter Ajar open mic competiton.
is one of the most talented poets about.
He has the power to hospitalize (with a ‘Z’) whole audiences with laughter alone. Rare London performance.

Lucy Leagrave
The Chrissy Hynde of Vintage Posion,who are to Poetry what Bader Meinhoff were to flared corduroy.
has been known to break many a merry go round with her acerbic wit.

The Wizard of Skill
‘You know I’ve been around a while and in my experience of MCs who failed to make it in the music biz and plague the poetry circuit
with their non descript wordz (more Zzzzzs) and jazzy hand movements are pompous windbags with no sense of humour or humanity.
All I’m saying is THANK GOD FOR THE WIZARD OF SKILL!’ – Quincy Jones.

Jon Oyster
currently hails from Woodford where ALL London Cabbies live, FACT.
Rocks like a Bucharest orphan!

Trent Miller
Slanted Cowboy Singing Sensation!

Paul Hawkins and the Awkward Silences
The legends of DIY music play a rare acoustic set!

And its all FREE!! and its all happening on the Saturday 13th February at St Aloysius Social Club Phoenix Road London NW1 1TA, right near Euston Station, noon til midnight so be there!!

Blue Birocalypse!!

Well, there’s still loads of great blue biro fliers I could share with you all, but as the day of the Alternative Press Fair (Sat 13th Feb) is closing fast, I thought the time was right to reveal the light-blue stationary-based orgy that is the Alternative Press Fair 2010 Poster!

This poster will be screen printed live on the day by you the public, so if you ever fancied learning how to screen print, (or if you’re just a sick silk screen pervert who can’t turn down an opportunity to print), now’s your chance! Expert screen printer Mark Pavey will be on hand with helpful advice. So come along and join the fun!

Alternative Press Blue Biro Mayhem!

We asked small press comics and zine creators to come up with a flier for the Alternative Press Fair ( 13th Feb St Aloysius Social Club NW1 1TA) the only stipulation was that it had to utilise everyones fave art material, the blue biro! On the day of the festival the images will be used in a poster visitors will be able to screen print themselves!

In the lead up to the Fair we’ll be posting some of our favorites, so without further ado, first up is

kristyna baczynski

Zarina Liew

J Homersham

and last but not least
Mark Oliver