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Forbidden Planet to sell small press comics

July 7, 2010 in General, News

Foghorn Bloghorn for The UK Professional Cartoonists’ OrganisationUK comic retail chain Forbidden Planet has announced the start of sale for small press comics and self-published works in three stores around the country.

The first outlets, Nostalgia & Comics in Birmingham, World’s Apart in Liverpool and Forbidden Planet in Manchester, are to have special racks to house works by independent comic makers from the UK and overseas.

What’s more, they’re offering the service for free on a sale or return basis, and will take no commission. In combination with small-run and self-publishing services such as Lulu, Bloghorn thinks this represents an excellent way for independent cartoonists to get their work in front of prospective buyers without having to go through large third-party publishers and distributors.

There are more details for small press comic producers at the Forbidden Planet International blog.

by Royston

It's a Comix Thing

March 15, 2010 in Events

If you’re a fan of small-press comics, you might want to get along to the
UK Web & Mini Comix Thing, which this year takes place on March 27.

The annual Thing, which began in 2004, is a convention for readers and creators of web-comics and self-published mini-comics, complete with stalls, panels of experts, and DVD screenings.

The 2010 Thing takes place at the Great Hall, Queen Mary University, Mile End, London, from 10am-5pm. Advance tickets are £3 and tickets will be available on the day for £4.

For more details, visit the Thing 2010 website