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Exhibitor – Matt Boyce

Matt Boyce’s Everything is one of those anthologies that may appear a little disjointed at a first glance given that it collects strips that are often quite disparate in terms of style and presentation. I place myself on the other side of that argument however. Because, as an artistic statement on an individual creator’s grasp of the diverse possibilities of the form, compilations like Everything provide a fascinating showcase of the breadth of their approach to the page. From a critic’s perspective they’re a dream offering, though I will freely admit that to a casual punter there may be an element of the fragmented to the reading experience.

Between this minicomic’s covers there are 13 pages of strips ranging between a page to 4 pages in length. Boyce brings together themes of the autobiographical, the humorous and the broodingly contemplative and adopts a number of differing visual styles along the way. Most of the work is in black and white with the exception of the colour centre section which is also the highlight of the work on offer here.




Exhibitor – Danny Noble





From Andy Oliver
One of my ‘Six UK Small Press Creators to Watch in 2015’, Danny Noble is not just a brilliantly witty autobiographical cartoonist she’s also a self-published novelist and singer with the Brighton-based ska ‘n’ soul group The Meow Meows. I first discovered her work when she submitted Monday Morning, her collection of slice-of-life comics strips, for review in this column last year and was hugely impressed by a book I called “a heady mix of everyday humiliation, blasé inebriation and random slovenliness”. In fact I was so taken by it that it made my annual list of ‘Ten UK Small Press Comics You Need to Own!‘ for 2014, despite the material within being a few years old.

Exhibitor – Backward Burds


Backwards Burd began as a university society back in October 2012. Back then our intentions were just to find a means to publish our own comics, but over time we found that we had created a useful tool to promote ourselves and our classmates as illustrators and comic book artists.

Backwards Burd has since graduated and is continuing to produce anthologies as a promotional tool for unestablished comic book artists and illustrators. We upload an online magazine each month where we include all submissions, and select the best to be printed. Backwards Burd anthologies are distrubuted throughout London comic book stories currently, but will shortly be available throughout British comic book stores, in the mean time though you can always buy them online! If you would like to submit artwork to Backwards Burd magazine then you can find instructions on the Contact page.


Exhibitor – Sally – Anne Hickman

Sally – Anne Hickman will be exhibiting a CECAF.
Sally – Anne came up with name CECAF. I was really struggling to find a name. Frankly some of the suggestions were too ego centric even for me. AZZFest …
So cheers to Sally – Anne 🙂
Go check here website and her blog, which has good reportage of talks and events.

Sally-Anne Hickman is a cartoonist and freelance illustrator with roots in animation. Her love of stories came fron fairy tales and early Disney films which she still loves today! Miss Shinystars lives and works in London, she self publishes comics and is an official London Underground Busker!


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Exhibitor – Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

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About E-merl

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My name is Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and everything you see here is my fault. I’m a comic creator and new media lecturer based out of Welwyn Garden City, England. E-merl.com is where I catalogue my experiments in fiction and the comics form. If that all sounds a little dry, don’t worry – I’m sure something horribly violent and amusing will happen if you stick around long enough.

Current Projects

The Empty Kingdom – 8/12/2014

Your kingdom lies empty before you; all your subjects fled; all their stories told. And yet you take up your sword. And yet you don your crown. Who will you fight when there is no one to fight? Who will you love when there is no one to love? The world ends at midnight. All hail The King.

Dice With The Universe – 18/02/2012 onwards

Dice With The Universe is E-merl’s new webcomic serial, appearing live on the web every Tuesday and Friday. The series charts the adventures of reluctant heroine Beatrice Dice as each week her fate is determined by the roll of a dice. Just what does the Universe have in store for Beatrice? Tune in every Tuesday with your dice at the ready in order to find out.

MASIVO – 30/07/2012 to 6/12/2013

Citizens of Beta City beware, for MASIVO has come and destruction shall surely follow in his wake. Surely! MASIVO originally ran twice-weekly at E-merl, but now you can read the whole science fiction saga in one atomic-flame-drenched sitting.

Icarus Needs – 10/07/2013

At long last it’s the return of everyone’s favourite mentally unhinged cartoonist, Icarus Creeps. This time out Icarus has fallen asleep playing videogames and become trapped inside a surreal dream world that’s part videogame and part comic strip.  Can you get Icarus everything he needs before it’s too late?

Exhibitor – Zoom Rockman



Zoom began working on The Zoom! No.1 when he was just 8 years old.
There’s been a new issue every 6 months since 2009

Described as ‘The Future of British Comics’, Zoom’s characters include:
‘Skanky Pigeon’, ‘The Nutters’, ‘The Awkwards’, ‘Skambo’, and ‘Grumpa’,

‘Skanky Pigeon’ now has his own monthly strip in The Beano.