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Travelling Man Comics and its new baby sister Nerd Hutch, have become a creative hub for those with an interest in sequential art. Their event on Saturday 11th April will shine a light on the DIY talents of some of the UK’s hottest small presses, with some of the artistry and skills on display truly inspiring.

The best zines often have a message; highlighting political, social or personal issues. From Jack Fallows’ self-described ‘asexual emo comic’ Axolotl to the Riot Grrrl inspired super zine Double Dare Ya, there will be a whole host of artists and experts on hand for Q&As and workshops. Guests include Kristyna Baczynski (A Measure of Space, The Stool Pigeon), Gill Hatcher (The Beginner’s Guide To Being Outside), Left Leg Gallery, illustrator Erin McGrath (who has worked on illustrations for the likes of Paws, Withered Hand and Holy Mountain), Paper Jam Comics Collective, prolific illustrator and live artist John Pearson, CJ Reay (Anxious & Worrying), Jef Sinclair (Team Girl Comic), SICBA award-winning artist Neil Slorence (Dungeon Fun, Doctor Who) plus many more. A highlight of the day will be a talk and Q&A with Double Dare Ya editors Julia Scheele and Sarah Broadhurst,

There will also be film screenings, live music, stalls, live art demonstrations, workshops and much more besides.

Small Press Expo takes place at Nerd Hutch, in the basement of Travelling Man Comics, Grainger Street, Newcastle on Saturday 11th April.

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