Safari Festival 2015
New waves in contemporary comics and art.
11am to 6pm, August 22nd 2015
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 intends to champion.
The festival will be 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.
This year's exhibitors include:
Anti Ghost Studio (Babak Ganjei, Rob Flowers, Tim Stevens), Arts Emergency, Belly Kids, Breakdown Press (Shaky Kane, Joe Kessler, Antoine Cossé, Richard Short, Zoë Taylor), Brigid Deacon, Calm & Collected Studio, Comic Book Slumber Party (Becca Tobin, Wai Wai Pang), Comics Workbook (Will Tempest, Liam Cobb, Tom Kemp), Crumb Cabin, Decadence Comics (Lando, Stathis Tsemberlidis), DIY Space for London, Donya Todd, Eleni Kalorkoti, Emix Regulus, Esther McManus, Eyeball Comix, Famicon Express (Leon Sadler, Stefan Sadler, Jon Chandler), Faye Coral Johnson, Good Press, Grace Wilson, Grafik, Isaac Lenkiewicz, Jack Teagle, James Jarvis, Jazz Dad Books, Joseph P Kelly, Kus! (Marie Jacotey), Landfill Editions, Laura Callaghan, Marijpol, Matt Swan, Mike Redmond, Mothership, Nous Vous, One Beat Zines, Otto Press, Panda Gordo, Retrofit Comics, Simon Moreton, Sina Sparrow, Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives, Takayo Aikyama, Treasure Fleet (Aisha Franz, Sharmila Banerjee), Will Sweeney.
The Safari pre-party will be held at Gosh! London on Friday 21st August from 7pm 'til 9pm.
Here are some photos from Safari Festival 2014:
2014's exhibitors included:
Babak Ganjei, Breakdown Press (Connor Willumsen, Antoine Cossé, Lando, Joe Kessler, Zoë 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