New waves in contemporary comics and art.

11am to 6pm, August 30th 2014

Protein, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY

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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 intends to champion.

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

Exhibitors include:

Babak Ganjei
Breakdown Press (Connor WillumsenAntoine CosséLandoJoe KesslerZoë Taylor)
Comic Book Slumber Party
Comics Workbook
Decadence Comics
Ditto Press
Donya Todd
Eleni Kalorkoti
Esther McManus
Eyeball Comix
Famicon Express
Faye Coral Johnson
Ferry Gouw
Grace Wilson
Hato Press
Jack Teagle
James Jarvis
Jazz Dad Books
Joseph P Kelly
Landfill Editions
Laura Callaghan
Matt Swan
Mike Redmond
Museums Press/Good Press
Nous Vous
Puck Collective
Rob Flowers
Sina Sparrow
Space Face Books (JMKE)
Susumu Mukai
Will Sweeney

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.

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