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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

UK Web and Mini Comix Thing 2009

March 31, 2009 in General

p1000083Bloghorn’s Alex Hughes reports from the  UK Web and Mini Comix Thing which was held at Queen Mary’s University, Mile End, London last Saturday.

This was my first experience of a comic convention (well, aside from a brief stroll through the Birmingham International Comics Show a few years back). I was more keen to attend this event because I didn’t think it was going to be at the superheroic end of the comics spectrum. Happily, I was right and it was a really refreshing experience. Aside from cartoon festivals such as Shrewsbury I’m not used to seeing such large crowds of people interested in humorous art. There was a wide spread of styles, genres and (if I’m honest about it) ability represented, from the slick to the amateur and this is probably what made the show interesting. It was nice to see short-run home-made UK comics rubbing shoulders with established American webcomic brands like Diesel Sweeties and Octopus Pie or British comic talent such as Sarah McIntyre, Woodrow Phoenix and James Turner (all formerly on the DFC). After a quick pint or two at the Post Thing Thing at the pub round the corner, (where I met Shug of Reet Comic) I went home exhausted and clutching a pile of comics that I spent too much money on (despite it all being reasonably priced).

What with the recent closure of the DFC, could web and mini comics be the future for British comics?

by Royston

Web-comic creators do their Thing

March 9, 2009 in General

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If you have put together an event and can’t think of a name for it, you can always just call it a “Thing”. That’s what the organisers of the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing did.

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.

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The 2009 Thing takes place on March 28 at the Great Hall, Queen Mary University, Mile End, London, from 9am-5pm. Advance tickets are £3 and tickets will be available on the day for £4.

For more details, visit the Thing 2009 website.