The longest running comic book convention in Britain is Caption. It used to be in Oxford, then it was sent to Coventry, now it’s in Brighton, and it’s kicking off tonight.
And it really has been running an age as tonight it celebrates its 25th anniversary with an evening event as part of the annual Graphic Brighton event this Winter.
So tonight there’ll be a panel discussion of music and comics with DJ Food and cartoonist The Surreal McCoy, a ‘lightning talks’ series of presentations by comic creators including Rachel Ball, Tom Cleary, Ottilie Hainsworth, Jaime Huxtable, Daniel Locke, Michi Mathias and Myfanwy Nixon, a discussion of classic girls’ comics with Hannah Berry, Hannah Eaton and Jenni Scott, plus the Caption small press table selling comics by local creators.
It starts from 6pm at Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Pl, Brighton BN2 9NB – FREE but £2 donation welcome!
Here’s the full weekend schedule for anyone who wants to brave the cold…
Friday Dec 1st, The Phoenix Brighton
6pm doors open
6.30pm Intro to Caption – Alex Fitch and Jenni Scott
6.45pm ‘Music and Comics’: panel discussion with The Surreal McCoy and DJ Food
7.30pm ‘Lightning talks’: presentations by Rachel Ball, Tom Cleary, Ottilie Hainsworth, Jaime Huxtable, Daniel Locke, Michi Mathias and Myfanwy Tristram
8.30pm ‘Misty and the legacy of classic girls comics’: panel discussion with Hannah Berry, Hannah Eaton and Jenni Scott
7.45pm Exhibition launch for the ‘Art of Snub 23’, featuring a DJ set by DJ Food
Saturday Dec 2nd:
Mapping Your Own World @ Phoenix Brighton
11 am – 1 pm and 2 – 4 pm, free drop-in
Creative sessions for all the family with Phoenix artists including Ottilie Hainsworth. Enjoy exploring and making together. Children 3 – 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or carer.
Maps and Lives exhibition celebration day @ Phoenix Brighton
2 – 8 pm in the gallery and at Phoenix Community Centre
Join us for a celebration of the Maps & Lives exhibition, a ‘rear view’ instead of a ‘private view’ and a last chance to contribute artwork to the community project.
Rose Tinted Spectacular Zine Fair – meet artists and buy ‘zines and comics by local creators
3pm – 11pm The Rose Hill Tavern, Rose Hill Terrace, London Road, Brighton BN1 4JL
An exhibition of original comic art by Joe Decie (Collecting Sticks) of his strips for Brighton’s monthly Viva Magazine, alongside other artworks and photography featured in the periodical
Friday 1st of December to Sunday 3rd Decemeber, from 10am until 5pm
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