We're having our own mini Comic Festival!
That's right, as part of the weekend's Smithdown Festival festivities, Craft Taproom are hosting a bunch of local comic creators from 10am to 4pm, with the bands starting shortly after.
Come and meet, chat with and support local writers and artists. Enjoy some nice coffee, cakes, craft beers and peruse some classic back issues!
LEAH MOORE AND JOHN REPPION
Leah & John are a husband and wife writing team based in Liverpool, UK. Scripting comics together since 2003 the duo have written for the likes of 2000 AD, Channel 4 Education, Dark Horse, DC Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Electricomics, IDW, and Self Made Hero. https://www.moorereppion.com/
Madius Comics, also known as Mike Sambrook, Rob Jones, Nick Gonzo and Brad Holman are a group of critically acclaimed comic creators from the UK who in two short years have taken the independent scene by storm. With titles such as PAPERCUTS & INKSTAINS, GRIFF GRISTLE, HORRERE, 50 SIGNAL AND FUNK SOUL SAMURAI already under their belts and a whole host of new titles in the works, you won’t want to miss this great chance to get your hands on some signed exclusive goodies and have a chat with the guys themselves.
Joe is the creator and writer of The Pride & also a co-writer on Stiffs. Writer for Bleeding Cool. Advocate for LGBTQ representation in media.
Tom is the writer and creator of cult success MERRICK: The Sensational Elephant Man, co-creator of Doc Dino and has had short stories featured in The Grime, Comichause and British Showcase Anthology 2016.
Chris is a local writer responsible for the small press series' Wart, Ness, Doc Dino and horror anthology The Grime. www.wartcomic.com
Jimmy is the creator of Kickstarter-success Sh*t Flingers, a series about a crusading band of soldiers turned into primates! https://www.facebook.com/ShitFlingers
Dave is the Liverpool-based creator of zombie horror comic series THE FEW, plus a whole host of other titles! https://www.facebook.com/DammagedComics
Rozi Hathaway is a comic creator, illustrator and zine maker, currently based in Manchester. Winner of the Broken Frontier Breakout Talent Award 2016, Rozi has self-published comics The Red Road, Njálla, Ø and Sneaky Business, and her recent book Cosmos & Other Stories is out now with Good Comics.
The duo of Katie Whittle and Tom Smith have had a number of successful Kickstarters recently for their haunting and beautiful comics work. They're based in Liverpool too. Check out some local work! www.frissoncomics.com/
Creator of Jurassic Mark, winner of 'Best Pun Title of 2016' award, probably.
Comics Youth deliver comic and zine-creation workshops and guided comic reading sessions to young people in Liverpool and Knowsley.
...plus more to be announced!
The event page for the evenings musical line-up can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1678638672164069/