Small Press Day at Orbital – July 09


We’re very excited to announce that on Saturday, July 9th, Orbital will be taking part of the first ever Small Press Day– a celebration of self-publishing, DIY culture, and grassroots comics across the UK.

We will have multiple signings with awesome creators, a comics workshop with Matt Boyce, and other events taking place taking place all day long.

We will also be working with our friends at Gosh Comics to produce a collaborative comic over the day, with contributions from the artists signing at both stores. We’ll be passing pages between the shops and by the end of the day, should have an entire comic ready to be printed up and handed out for free in both shops.

The signing sessions will start at 12:00 and run all day, with different creators every hour, and an insane amount of great new comics to be discovered:

12:00 – 13:00
Alessandra Criseo
Cristian Ortiz
John Riordan & Dan Cox (Hitsville UK)

13:00 – 14:00
Sean Azzopardi
Cliodhna Ztoical
Jenika Ioffreda
Sammy Borras
Sina Sparrow

14:00 – 15:00
Hamish Steele
Paul Shinn
Claude TC
Craig Conlan
Adam-James Foulkes & Lynne Triplett (Brambletyne)

15:00 – 16:00
Andy Poyadgi
Matt Boyce
Robin Barnard
Verity Glass
Dan White

16:00 – 17:00
Matt Gibbs & Chris WildgooseImproper Books
Matt Fitch & Chris Baker – Dead Canary

17:00 – 18:00
Andy Oliver with many of Broken Frontier‘s Six Creators to Watch from this and last year, including Rozi Hathaway, Emma Raby, Kim Clements and Jey Levang!

And it doesn’t stop there!

Have you always wanted to make your own comic too? Matt Boyce will be running a workshop from 13:30 onwards, where you’ll get the chance to make a short mini comic and take it home with you on the day.

More updates coming soon.