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.

2015's exhibitors included:

Anti Ghost Studio (Babak GanjeiRob Flowers, Tim Stevens), Arts Emergency, Belly KidsBreakdown Press (Shaky KaneJoe Kessler, Antoine CosséRichard Short, Zoë Taylor), Brigid DeaconCalm & Collected StudioComic Book Slumber Party (Becca Tobin, Wai Wai Pang), Comics Workbook (Will TempestLiam Cobb, Tom Kemp), Crumb CabinDecadence Comics (Lando, Stathis Tsemberlidis), DIY Space for LondonDonya ToddEleni Kalorkoti, Emix RegulusEsther McManusEyeball ComixFamicon Express (Leon Sadler, Stefan Sadler, Jon Chandler), Faye Coral JohnsonGood PressGrace Wilson, GrafikIsaac LenkiewiczJack TeagleJames JarvisJazz Dad BooksJoseph P KellyKus! (Marie Jacotey), Landfill EditionsLaura Callaghan, MarijpolMatt SwanMike RedmondMothershipNous VousOne Beat ZinesOtto Press, Panda GordoRetrofit ComicsSimon MoretonSina Sparrow, Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives, Takayo AikyamaTreasure Fleet (Aisha Franz, Sharmila Banerjee), Will Sweeney.

Here are some photos from Safari Festival 2014:

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