Tuesday, 22 March 2011

2nd Leeds Alternative Comics Fair Aftermath

@GB_COMICS Well that was mint. #LACF2

I think that sums things up the weekend's events rather succinctly. The Leeds Alternative Comics Fair is fast becoming my favourite comics event for a number of important reasons: the vibe is relaxed, the fellow exhibitors are jolly pleasant people and the punters are good crack too. The event is small and that just adds to the intimate atmosphere.

This was the first comics fair that Andrew Waugh and I have ever attended where there was no stress, panic or heart attacks during setting up. We were kindly offered sharesies with Dr Geoff Banyard of Fetishman comics fame, and we were flanked by printmaker Helen Entwisle on our left. Thanks for the great company guys! It's always a pleasure to see Kristyna Baczynski, Adam Cadwell, Gareth Brookes and organisers Steve Tillotson and Hugh 'Shug' Raine. Lest we forget new chum John Allison and PJCC legend Ben Clark.

Andy had a successful day, selling out of his latest acclaimed title, Hermit and his B-sides and rarities comic, Blether. Our joint effort, Show & Tell also sold well, as did Sugar Glider (only one left of the first printing!) and Sugar Glider Stories, which seems to have gone down equally well with small press and mainstream readers.

Pictures of the event and our remarkably blue table can be seen here.

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