We put 5 Questions to Tom and Saskia from Gingerbeard Press...
Who are you and what do you do?
Gingerbeard Press is an illustrative collective made up of Tom, Saskia and Jason. We are based in the South-West specialising in pop culture crafts and the natural world.
What can people expect to find at your table at True Believers?
An array of pop culture and animal-related badges, postcards, t-shirts, jewellery, the list goes on!
What’s your favourite thing about what you do?
Collaborating as a group to come up with a variety of different ways to promote our creative force!
What was the first comic you collected?
Tom: The first series of comics I remember collecting, when I was a teenager, were the X-Men series that WHSmiths used to sell back issues of old well known storylines. I used to be obsessed with them, and always looked forward to collecting each issue every month.
Saskia: The first comics I remember getting were the ever-cool Simpsons comics when I was young. Though technically not my own, I also used to love pouring over my dad's Peanuts collections again and again as I'm a big Snoopy fan.
If you had to recommend one comic (or story arc) to people, which would it be?
Tom: Anything by Dan Berry, particularly 'The Suitcase' & 'Throw Your Keys Away', & 'Garage Band' by Gipi. Beautiful artwork and great stories to match.
Saskia: If I was going back to a classic it has to be Tintin - great adventures and iconic characters. At the moment though one of my all-time favourite series of novels has to be 'Blacksad'; a mixture of gripping detective noir stories and anthropomorphism with beautiful illustrations to match.
Be sure to check out the Gingerbeard Press Facebook Page and stop by their table at #TBCF2016 and say "hello".