Is This The Most Hipsterish Comic Book Happening In London? Safari In Shoreditch On Saturday

Is This The Most Hipsterish Comic Book Happening In London? Safari In Shoreditch On Saturday

Posted by August 22, 2015 Comment

Safari Poster 2015 (1)

Forget SPX, Caption, Thought Bubble or MoCCA. London has them all beat.

Pick up your small dog, pop on your tartan, trim your beard, make your order (use ‘Richard Johnston’ as a referral to get discount), pop on your extra thick rimmed glasses and balance your unicycle to the most well mexico comic book festival of all, Safari, being held in London’s most fashionably arty district, Shoreditch. Avoid the pottery happening on the way.

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.

Time Out highlights some of the highlights here. Oh, and it’s free. It’s at Studio 2, the Shoreditch gallery space of London-based creative agency, Protein, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY between 11am and 6pm. This year’s exhibitors include:

Anti Ghost Studio (Babak GanjeiRob Flowers, Tim Stevens), Arts EmergencyBelly KidsBreakdown Press (Shaky KaneJoe KesslerAntoine CosséRichard ShortZoë Taylor),Brigid DeaconCalm & Collected StudioComic Book Slumber Party (Becca TobinWai Wai Pang), Comics Workbook (Will TempestLiam CobbTom Kemp), Crumb CabinDecadence Comics (Lando, Stathis Tsemberlidis), DIY Space for LondonDonya ToddEleni KalorkotiEmix RegulusEsther McManusEyeball ComixFamicon Express (Leon Sadler, Stefan Sadler, Jon Chandler), Faye Coral JohnsonGood PressGrace WilsonGrafikIsaac LenkiewiczJack TeagleJames JarvisJazz Dad BooksJoseph P KellyKus! (Marie Jacotey), Landfill EditionsLaura CallaghanMarijpolMatt SwanMike RedmondMothershipNous VousOne Beat ZinesOtto PressPanda GordoRetrofit ComicsSimon MoretonSina SparrowSpelling Mistakes Cost LivesTakayo AikyamaTreasure Fleet (Aisha FranzSharmila Banerjee), Will Sweeney.


(Last Updated August 21, 2015 3:37 pm )

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