‘Breaking Frontiers’ is our first Broken Frontier-curated exhibition and it opens at Jam Bookshop in East London ready for Small Press Day this weekend! To get you ready for this two-week event we have the exhibition text below to give you an idea of what you can expect to see at Jam. And don’t forget there’s a post-Small Press Day “after-party” at Jam between 6pm-and 8pm on Small Press Day for those wanting to enjoy the exhibition with a drink! Details on how to get to Jam on the shop’s site here.
A post-hanging shot to tease you!
‘Breaking Frontiers: A Small Press Day Exhibition’ features the work of a number of creators championed by comics magazine site Broken Frontier (www.brokenfrontier.com) as part of their annual ‘Six Small Press Creators to Watch‘ programme; an initiative designed to boost the work and profile of a select group of artists through review and interview coverage, mentoring, and involvement in related comics events. The exhibition has been curated by Broken Frontier’s Editor-in-Chief Andy Oliver.
Previous ‘Six to Watch’ artists have gone on to be published by such renowned names in comics publishing as Avery Hill Publishing, BOOM! Studios, Faber, Fantagraphics Books, Graphic Universe, Icon Books, Image Comics, Koguchi Press, Myriad Editions, Rebellion/2000 AD, SelfMadeHero, Street Noise Books, Titan and Z2 Comics.
This exhibition seeks to celebrate the practice of comics self-publishers with small press work from Alba Ceide, Beatrice Mossman, Beck Kubrick, Dominique Duong, EdieOP, Emma Raby, Joe Stone, Manon Wright, Rachel Tubb, Sammy Ward, Shane Melisse and Tal Brosh. Consisting of both traditional and digital art it is a testament to the incredible diversity of styles, approaches and subject matter in British comics self-publishing, and a fitting tribute to the UK indie comics community for Small Press Day.
‘Breaking Frontiers: A Small Press Day Exhibition’ runs until August 20th at Jam. Check website for opening times.