Altern­at­ive Press Fair – London

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I shared a stall at the Altern­at­ive Press Fair at the start of Feb with my friends Scott and Chris, and their friend Pete who I hadn’t met before. Thanks to Jimi and Peter for organ­ising such a great event.



It was in a hall in the base­ment of a church near Euston station, and it had the strangest light­ing, so apolo­gies to anyone who looks ill in the photos. There were also these strange xmas decor­a­tions on the ceil­ing.


There were lots of stalls, esp comics and colour art zines, not so many of the black and white photo­copied ones like mine (I still made twenty quid though).


Here’s some nice stuff I saw.


Here’s Scott & Chris


Scott ming­ling.


Our friends Joe, Jess and Ricky came along, as did Ed, one of my fellow Brighton Zine­fest Organ­isers.


We sat and had a drink quite often, because there was a bar, and there were four of us to mind the stall. That’s Ricky and his girl­friend there.


Here’s Chloe who I met at the Women’s Zine­fest, and who then had the stall next to us. She didn’t really look quite so peaky, stupid light­ing (there’s only so much photoshop can do)


Some strangers avidly read­ing


Here’s our stall. We didn’t have my big loud table cloth like I usually do, because Scott was going to bring one, but then forgot. The table was covered with zines and comics, so it didn’t matter that much. The small zines nearest you are mine, Up a Blind Alley belongs to Scott, the Grey Comic belongs to Pete, and the furthest ones belong to Chris.


People star­ted to pack up in the early even­ing, and there was then an open mike night. People did read­ings, I did some shame­less plug­ging for the Brighton Zine­fest, and this guy (whose name I sadly can’t remem­ber) played some songs.


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