Safari Festival 2016

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Photos by Mauricio De Souza

Photos by Mauricio De Souza

New waves in contemporary comics and art.

Protein, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY |

Safari Festival is a celebration of the new wave of alternative and art comics from the UK and beyond. Taking place over one Saturday at the end of August, the festival is an opportunity for a curated group of cartoonists and publishers to exhibit and sell their artwork, prints and, primarily, comics, and for attendees to experience the best of UK comics’ avant-garde. The artists exhibiting have been selected for their innovative, fearless, diverse approaches to making comics; approaches to cartooning that Safari exists to champion.

The festival is free to attend, and will take place at Studio 2, the Shoreditch gallery space of London-based creative agency, Protein.

By train: Shoreditch High Street, Liverpool Street, Old Street.

By bus: routes 8, 26, 35, 47, 48, 55, 67, 78, 135, 149, 205, 242, 243, 388.

2016's exhibitors included:

Simon Hanselmann, Fantagraphics Books, Joan Cornella, Anna HaifischAlexis BeauclairAlly Russell, Anti Ghost Studio (Babak GanjeiRob Flowers), Becca TobinBergen Street Comics PressBreakdown Press (Joe KesslerAntoine CosséRichard Short, Alexander TuckerZoë Taylor, JMKE), Brigid DeaconComic Book Slumber PartyComics WorkbookCrumb CabinDecadence Comics (Lando, Stathis Tsemberlidis, Emix Regulus), Dilraj Mann, Disinfotainment (Mark Pawson)Donya ToddEleni KalorkotiEsther McManusEvan AndroutsopoulosEyeball ComixFamicon Express (Leon Sadler, Stefan Sadler, Jon Chandler), Feminist Library, Gabriel Corbera, L'Institut SérigraphiqueIrkus M. Zeberio, Hope Not HateJack TeagleJazz Dad BooksJoseph P Kelly, Krent AbleKus!Landfill EditionsLaura CallaghanLizzy Stewart, Luke StewartMatt SwanMatthew PettitOne Beat Zines, OOMK ZineOtto PressRetrofit Comics, Sammy SteinShaky Kane, Silica Burn (Will TempestLiam CobbTom Kemp), Simon MoretonSpelling Mistakes Cost LivesTakayo AikyamaTreasure Fleet, Vincent FritzWai Wai PangWill Sweeney.

Events before and after Safari Festival 2016 included:

Here are some photos from Safari Festival 2015:

Here are some photos from Safari Festival 2014:

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