This Saturday London’s comic lovers can pop out to Mile End and discover what’s lurking in the UK’s small comics scene. The fifth year of the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing is happening at Queen Mary, and it should be a grab bag of indie delights. A look at the list of stuff on show reveals a pretty good menagerie: you can check out comics about friendly beavers, depressed dinosaurs, ninjas in various guises, and people from Yorkshire.
A lot of the comics on show are based on the web rather than in paper and staples, but everyone there will to have something to peruse on the spot and stuff in your bag. And since the artists are running things out of bedrooms rather than boardrooms, the goods will come cheap and diverse. If you’re a comics newbie this show is a good way to discover new things – you just have to remember to talk to the people on the tables. They’re friendly, and they want your love. So why not ask them about their work? You can support small artists and find lots of new comics to read for the rest of the long weekend.
The UK Web & Mini Comix Thing 2008, 22 March 10am–5pm, Great Hall, Queen Mary, University of London. For more information go to their website here.
Image taken from Damian Cugley's Flickr photostream.