Hello you lot! This weekend, tomorrow in fact, I will be setting off for Birmingham to attend the second annual Birmingham Zine Festival. I’ll be at the Zine Fair (which is probably more comics than zines tbh) from 12pm -6pm on Saturday which is completely FREE (so you’ve no excuses if you live nearby) and it’s followed by a BBQ, a party (£1.50 in) and there’s even a picnic on the Sunday! Really, what’s not to like? Check the site for more details, I’ll be seeing you there!
I even did a highly amusing mini-interview with them for their site. I’ll be selling the usual comics but sadly not Blood Blokes as the first short print run has sold out already(!). I will have plenty of The Everyday Collections, maybe some original art and lots of Paper Science 4 and…
Paper Science 5 arrived just in time for the show and contains Part 2 of ‘The King of Things & the Shrunken Giant Penny‘!
I just had a sit down to read issue 5 and there’s not a story in there I didn’t smile at, they’re all gems. If you haven’t checked out Paper Science yet, get over to the We Are Words + Pictures shop RIGHT NOW and subscribe to get issues 4-7 so you can read not only the whole King of Things story but also superb stories from some of the UK’s brightest talents AND you’ll get them weeks before the shops do. I’d say it was a tremendous and exciting comic even if I wasn’t in it!
Hope to see you at the Zine Fair, I’ll race you to the BBQ. Bagsies on the spicy chicken legs!