The UK and Ireland’s Small Press Day returns this year on Saturday July 13th for its fourth annual celebration of comics self-publishing, micropublishing and DIY culture. The brainchild of cartoonist David Ziggy Greene, its aim is to provide a dedicated day where UK comic shops can put a special spotlight on small press creators and their work and bring those artists into stores to meet readers. It also seeks to push their comics to new and wider audiences.
In association with and sponsored by the Alternative Press and Broken Frontier, Small Press Day’s organising team consists of David Ziggy Greene, Amneet Johal of the Alternative Press and myself, Broken Frontier Editor-in-Chief Andy Oliver. But the real stars of the show, of course, are all the local activists/shops who put on events and signings across the UK and Ireland!
The announcement poster above (with a handy ‘To Do’ list thrown in) sees David Ziggy Greene channelling Akira! For further updates on Small Press Day make sure to follow the event on Twitter and Instagram.09