Since our first event two years ago, we have been proud to have had a great selection of Small Press Comics/Creators among the tables on our convention floor. This page features all of the Small Press Creators who will be joining us for #TBCF2017, many who are joining us again and others who are making their True Believers debut as well.

if you're interested in booking a small press table and joining us at true believers 2017, please head over to our page - which will give you more information on booking your table - here.


ASH PURE

I AM ASH PURE. ARTIST OF THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE. I create and produce high quality, limited edition, comics and graphic novels using photo montage, rotoscope, illustration, typography and graphic design techniques combined in a process I like to call Composographic Fotorotomancy (yes, seriously).

WEBSITE / TWITTER @AshPure / 5 Question Interview

UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO OTHER COMMITMENTS, ASH pure IS NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND TBCF2017.  YOU CAN STILL FIND THEM ONLINE AT THE LINKS ABOVE.


ATTIC STUDIOS

TABLE #H12-13

Attic Studios is the joint venture from the creative minds behind the popular small press comic, ‘LOU SCANNON’. Attic Studio’s houses Lou, and new titles including “DRUID INVESTIGATIONS” and “BRUCE OUTBACK".

WEBSITE /  TWITTER @Attic_Comics


BEYOND THE BUNKER

TABLE #Z9

Beyond the Bunker represents the creators of the Moon series of comics and the artist, Stephen Penfold, attends Cons. We sell the comics together with associated prints and posters.

WEBSITE 


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BIG PUNCH STUDIOS

TABLE #C1-2

Big Punch Studios are comic creators and game designers with a passion for blockbuster storytelling on an indie level. Featuring the work of Nich Angell, Lucy Brown, Jon Lock and Alice White, Big Punch Studios includes the worlds of comic sensations 7STRING, AFTERLIFE INC. and BIG PUNCH MAGAZINE, and SANDWICH MASTERS, our first card game.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @BigPunchStudios / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


ANDY BLOOR

TABLE #K12

Full time graphic designer and part time comic creator, responsible for the acclaimed 'MIDNIGHT MAN' and 'ANDY-THOLOGY' which reprints strips written by talents such as John Reppion, Leah Moore & Kieron Gillen. I'll be seeing comics, prints and original artwork.

WEBSITE / TWITTER @andybloor


BLUE FOX COMICS

TABLE #D5

Blue Fox Comics is an indie small publisher, based in West Sussex, UK. We have a selection of comics, from supernatural noir 'Sinners', to sci-fi mystery 'Gone' and finally supernatural horror 'Hexes'. Come along to our stand and say hi!

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER


KEV BRETT CARTOONS

TABLE #K6

Kev Brett is the creator of the all ages The Monkey And The Mouse comic strip, among many, many others.

WEBSITE / TWITTER @kev_brett / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW

 


DAVID BROUGHTON COMICS

TABLE #A13

David Broughton has created his own comics, such as Shaman Kane, Spectre Show and Martillo.  He has also drawn various comic strips for 2000 AD Fanzines Zariaz, Dogbreath and other small press publications. Visit his blog for more information or email him at dbroughton@hotmail.co.uk

LAUNCHING AT #TBCF2017

WEBSITE / TWITTER @DbroughtonDavid 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


P M BUCHAN & MARTIN SIMMONDS

TABLE #D6

P M Buchan is the co-creator of Gothic horror series LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI, obscene horror-comedy anthology BLACKOUT and adult zombie anthology LOVE WILL TEAR US APART.  He has written about comics for The Times Literary Supplement, Bleeding Cool and Rue Morgue Magazine. His comic strips have been serialised in the pages of Starburst and SCREAM: The Horror Magazine.

Martin Simmonds is an artist and illustrator, currently working on DEATH SENTENCE: LONDON, an ongoing monthly series from Titan Comics, with MontyNero. Simmonds has contributed artwork to the Image series LIMBO and illustrated a standalone Beast Wagon Tails strip for Starburst Magazine.

Buchan and Simmonds will be selling their newest US creator-owned comic, to be announced Autumn 2016, as well as original art prints and merchandise and a variety of comics from their back-catalogue.

P M BUCHAN WEBSITE / TWITTER @PMBuchan

MARTIN - WEBSITE / TWITTER @Martin_Simmonds


ANASTASIA CATRIS - ARTIST & WRITER

TABLE #J5

I am a freelance artist and writer from Wales in the UK. After graduating from The Kubert School of Comic and Cartoon Art in 2009 I begun pursuing a career as a freelance artist. I have since worked for international companies including HarperCollins, Kerrang!, IDW, DC, Marvel and Dynamite. My adult colouring book series 'Colour Me Mindful' has 9 titles and has been sold world wide, including becoming a best seller in Russia. My debut self published work 'Cirque Du Mort', a collection of short illustrated horror stories, was a Number 1 Best Seller in its genre on Amazon Kindle. I currently work as a sketch card artist and continue my freelance work whilst working on my ongoing series of 'Cirque Du Mort'.

WEBSITE / TWITTER @acatris


CCTVYLLE

TABLE #A10

I'm a multimedia artist based in London with 7 years experience in creating art works for comic books. I'm the creative director of a project called CCTVYLLE and will be presenting the first 2 issues of the brand new comic crate for the project. I will also present a monograph dedicated to the project. CCTVYLLE comics reveal a new radical vision of the future of urban life and extreme public surveillance in cities like London. It can be considered a sci-fi and thriller.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER - @CCTVYLLE / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


KEITH CHAN

TABLE #D4

Freelance illustrator, working in self published comics. Will sell various books and prints, offer sketches etc

WEBSITE / TWITTER @KeithChanArt


CHRIS SIDES & CHRIS TRAVELL

TABLE #K4

‘Chris Sides and Chris Travell are a writer/artist duo hailing from Bedfordshire.

They’ll have copies of their well received anthology DARK MATTER, as well as the second volume that launched in November 2016. They’ll also have supernatural thriller WHISPERING SANDS, BRITISH SHOWCASE vol. 1 & 2 and much more.’

PANELSDISCOVER SOMETHING NEW

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @Sidesy1982 & @redshiftpress / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


PHILIP DAVIS ART

TABLE #E11

Philip Davis is a Cheltenham based artist showing lovestruck comic alien Animal in his never-ending quest to attract the attention of the beautiful but elusive Creature!

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @Targhunter / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


DEAD CANARY COMICS

TABLE #E6

Dead Canary Comics is a London based comic book publishing team. We’ve been producing sequential art for three years now thanks to the help of the Kickstarter community, and with each new project we’ve gotten better at making comics, allowing us to put bigger, bolder stories back in the hands of our readers. We love comics, we want to make sure other people do too.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @DeadCanaryComic


DEATH BY HEROISM

TABLE #J3

Two heroic chaps finally return with their long awaited 300 page illustrated novel about the world of THE HAPPY GHETTO. Ed & Darrell will be showing their latest book 'A RUM RUN AWRY' plus original artwork, comics, prints & the occasional hand made figure. Ed is the creative writer & Darrell is the creator and illustrator of the teams dynamic tooniverse. You can experience the individuals at www.edgamester.co.uk & www.forpe.co.uk

WEBSITE / TWITTER @deathbyheroism


JACK DEVEREAUX

TABLE #E3

JACK DEVEREAUX is an independent comic creator from the UK.  He'll be selling a variety of comics from his limited series CAMERA-MAN, a collection of short comics and sketches called MY THUMB HAS GILLS and a short risograph comic about fairies. He'll also have some prints and stickers; all original ideas.

TUMBLR / INSTAGRAM / DEVIANT ART / TWITTER @Deverfro


EVIL KAT STUDIOS

TABLE #J12

SHAUN DOBIE is the creator, writer and colourist of the comic DESCENDING OUTLANDS, as well the as colourist for THE RED MASK FROM MARS. I will be selling these as well as prints that i have commissoned and coloured.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @dobes2 / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


FAILBOAT PRESS

TABLE #C7-8

Failboat  Press is a small collective of 3 artists- Will Kirkby, Nikki Stu and Naniiebim - with radically different styles!

WEBSITE / TWITTERS : @naniiebim @chamonkee @submarinecoat 


FRISSON COMICS

TABLE #J9

We're an independent comics creator who are planning on selling our comics as well as prints and handmade jewellery.

WEBSITE 


GALAXAFREAKS

TABLE #F5

I'll be selling my psychedelic science fiction comic book GalaXafreaks! Plus related tat like stickers, posters and paper toys! You can download GalaXafreaks PDFs HERE.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @DrewDrewcito / 5 Question Interview


GOLDFLOWER ILLUSTRATIONS

TABLE #C5

I am Anthi and I love create my own imaginary worlds. My comic books are filled with quirky humour flirting with the surreal and the surreal. At my stall you will find my comic book THE MONSTER INSIDE and the unpublished comic book: a slice of life, love and other disasters.

FACEBOOK / TUMBLR / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


GOOD COMICS

TABLE #L4

Good Comics is a UK-based micropublisher and distributor of comics and zines run Paddy Johnston, Pete Hindle and Samuel C. Williams, launched in 2016. Our aim is to bring new and exciting work to print and to support emerging artists.

WEBSITE / TWITTER @Good_Comics / 5 Question Interview


SARAH GRALEY

TABLE #M1

Hiya! My name is Sarah Graley and I'm a UK comics artist based in Birmingham. I'm both the writer and artist on the Rick and Morty 'Lil' Poopy Superstar' miniseries published by Oni Press, writer and artist on creator-owned comic 'Kim Reaper' (also published by Oni Press, coming April 2017!) and I also draw the popular webcomic series 'Our Super Adventure' (published by me!). I'll be selling single issues of Lil' Poopy Superstar, a beautiful hardcover collection of 200 Our Super Adventure comics, and other self published comics.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @sarahgraleyart


THE GREAT ESCAPE

TABLE #L5

We are a comics, books and film company based in Portishead, and home of the Gabriel Cushing universe. We will be selling a selection of comics, books and films along with associated merchandise. WEBSITE / TWITTER @thegreatesc


HELLBOUND MEDIA

TABLE #H1-2

Independent horror and dark fantasy comics.

WEBSITEFACEBOOK / TWITTER @HellboundMedia


CHRIS IMBER

TABLE #J6

Comic artist working freelance and for Reckless Hero. Co creator of THE LAST SHERIFF and OPERATION:BOOM

PANELSTHE AWESOME COMICS PODCAST presents MAKING AWESOME COMICS

FACEBOOK / TWITTER @RECKLESS_IMBER


THE INHERETIC

TABLE #C3

THE INHERETIC a four part 124 page, full colour, graphic novel. We will have for sale the printed graphic novel as well as the digital versions on display on our iPads for anyone to flick through. We also have available 2 poster designs of the most popular pages from The Inheretic as well as stickers and leaflets.

LAUNCHING AT #TBCF2017

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @TheInheretic


KLOOB COMICS

Kloob Comics will be selling issues of our comic series 'STREET FIGHTING WOMAN part 1' and a book of collected webcomics. You can also purchase attractive prints based on frames from the comic.

WEBSITE / TWITTER @Kloob

UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO OTHER COMMITMENTS, KLOOB COMICS IS NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND TBCF2017.  YOU CAN STILL FIND THEM ONLINE AT THE LINKS ABOVE.


KINGA KORSKA

TABLE #E5

I am a cartoonist, graphic novelist and illustrator - debuted with "Brain Fetish", 183-page psychological graphic novel about the science of relationships, followed by a sarcastic "Coloring book for adults". It was self published and released in March in two languages. I also sell small gadgets, funny comic strips and prints.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TUMBLR / TWITTER @KingaKorska / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


LEVEL-8 COMICS

TABLE #K3

Jon Laight is the brain cell behind Level 8 Comics and self published his own comic ‘Brethren Born” through crowdfunding in 2015 which has now developed into an on-going series with issue 3 being released in early 2017.  He has written for several anthologies including ‘Sliced Quarterly’, ‘British Showcase Anthology Vol 2’ and a serialised short story in the ‘Comichaus Monthly’.  Jon is also writing a comic for Markosia which is due for release late 2017 as well as an all ages comic ‘Late Knights: A sense of Steel’, a fun adventure tale following the exploits of a secret family of modern day Knights protecting the world.

PANELSDISCOVER SOMETHING NEW

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @level8comics / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


MAD ROBOT COMICS

TABLE #Z5

Independent comic-book and graphic novel publisher. Comics include Madhouse, Last Exit to Brighton and the brand new book 'Cadavers'.

LAUNCHING AT #TBCF2017

WEBSITE / TWITTER @MadRobotComics


REBECCA MANSFIELD & VANESSA HILL

We're Illustrators who love everything Science fiction and fantasy. We will be selling comics, artwork and merchandise.

REBECCAWEBSITE / BEHANCE / TWITTER - @mansfield_becky

VANESSA - WEBSITE / TUMBLRBEHANCE / TWITTER - @ness_yv

UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO OTHER COMMITMENTS, rebecca & vanessa are NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND TBCF2017.  YOU CAN STILL FIND THEM ONLINE AT THE LINKS ABOVE.


MOVING INK STUDIOS

TABLE #D12

We have two comics; FRED, which is about a zombie, and LIBERTY NINJA. We also have prints and handmade jewellery, fridge magnets.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @MovingInkStudio


JOSEPH OLIVEIRA

TABLE #D11

I am a self publishing comic book creator and will be selling my comic that I have written.

LAUNCHING AT #TBCF2017

TWITTER @justjoey911/ 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


ORANG UTAN COMICS

TABLE #E12

Orang Utan Comics are a creative collective, a group of people passionate about telling stories and the minds behind the graphic novels Alpha Gods, Hero: 9 to 5, Spacescape, Hypergirl and more, and the sci-fi/comedy audio series Ray Gunn & Starburst.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @OrangUtanComics


STU PERRINS

TABLE #K9

My name is Stu Perrins and i'm the British Comic Awards nominated writer and creator of Prime, Demonic Advisory Centre and Whatever happened to the Archetype? At the event i shall be selling copies of Prime, Demonic Advisory Centre, Whatever happened to the Archetype? and The Girl (which can be signed on request) and also a small selection of prints.

TWITTER @stuperrins / 5 Question Interview


PETITECREME

TABLE #D10

Petitecreme is an illustrator and comic artist, renown for her webcomics, THE WASTELANDS and THE MOVING HOUSE. She specialises in elegant feminine styled work with dark themed comics. I'll be selling my original comics and an arrange of prints to invoke a cheerful feeling.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @gemsheldrake/ 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


PIPEDREAM COMICS

TABLE #H18

The team at Pipedream Comics are dedicated to bringing you the best news, reviews and creator interviews from the world of indie, small press and digital comics. You can read us on the web and in the pages of our indie comics magazine The Pull List, which we will be selling at a UK convention for the first time at True Believers 2017!

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @pipedreamcomics / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


THE PRIDE

TABLE #F2

The Pride is a series following the adventures of a team of all LGBTQ+ superheroes. With a completed first volume of adventures, you can follow FabMan, Wolf, Muscle Mary, Frost and more as they fight for better representation, rights and justice. Joe Glass is the writer and creator of The Pride, and is also a contributor to Bleeding Cool and NewNowNext.

FACEBOOK / TWITTER @ThePrideComic


NICK PROLIX COMIX

TABLE #H7

I am the creator of the Xwebcomic "The Sheep And The Wolves" which I also serialise in my print comic, "Nick Prolix's Slang Pictorial".

WEBSITE / PATREON / TWITTER @nickprolix


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THE PSYCHEDELIC JOURNAL

TABLE # C11

We sell themed anthologies, previously time travel based - currently wild west themed!

FACEBOOK / TWITTER @Psych_Journal


GRAYHAM PUTTOCK

TABLE #K11

Creator, writer & illustrator of comics including the acclaimed mini-series Love&Ammunition, presenting his latest full-length, original horror/noir graphic novel 'Closely'

WEBSITE / TWITTER @GrayhamPPuttock / 5 Question Interview


RICHARD RUDGE

TABLE #C9

Artist and comic creator, Richard will have copies of comics "AN UNWRITTEN ADVENTURE" and "FUNNY BOOK" available to buy alongside unique art prints and will be available for sketch and portrait commissions on the day.

TUMBLR / TWITTER @RLRudge


FAYE SIMMS

TABLE #F4

Hey! I'll be selling my new comic THE FOLDINGS, as well as art prints, keychains and more! 

WEBSITE / TUMBLR / TWITTER @MD_Doodles / 5 Question Interview


STEVE SIMS

TABLE #L9

The "Beast Hunting Battle Badgers" are back! Steve Sims returns to True Believers with issue two of his Badger Based book, along with other self published works and original artwork.

WEBSITE / 5 Question Interview


SUICIDAL TOYS

TABLE #L10

We are independent comics creators - Gwen Kortsen (writer) and Angela Wraight (artist.). We will be selling a number of comics, including the graphic novel THE JAPANESE VILLAGE.

WEBSITE / TUMBLR / TWITTER @GwenKortsen


SWANSEA COMIC COLLECTIVE

TABLE #Z6

The Swansea Comic Collective Was formed in 2008 to unite local artists and writers with the shared goal of creating comics. since Forming the SCC has published 4 Comics including their ongoing comic Copperopolis.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOKTWITTER @SCCassemble


TANRA STUDIOS

TABLE #A3

TanraStudios are a UK Self Publishing company created in 2013, focusing on a manga inspired artstyle, giving the opportunity for comic creators to publish and sell their work.

WEBSITE / TWITTER @Tanra626 / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


techibears.com

TABLE #Z8

I am an independent comic artist who is launching a hybrid animated web comic called techibears.com. the lead characters are two 'supertoys' of the future, long abandoned on an interstellar spaceship, who reflect the foibles, hopes and characteristics of their once owners, who customised them from their factory settings and left them to roam the vastness of space in perpetuity. 

WEBSITE


THE TROLLTOOTH WARS/GAVIN MITCHELL

TABLE #C6

Gavin Mitchell is a freelance Comic book illustrator, who will be selling THE TROLLTOOTH WARS trades and related prints. Also original art prints. But comics mostly.

TWITTER @Bobgoblynn / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


UNTOLD PRODUCTION

TABLE #F13

Small press independently made comics and merchandise. FACEBOOK / TWITTER @TheUntoldComic


WIGGLYPET PRESS

TABLE #C12

WigglyPet Press was started in 2007 as a blog for little creatures known as wiggly pets, it then branched out into a character blog empire swapping emphasis to zines, pamphlets and chapbooks. Now WigglyPet Press and it's cohort of TheMonsterBlogs and Point Defect produce books, games and online content. Products include a range of books some printed and others hand made or after the zine scene and vary from cartoons to illustrated poems and colouring books. Art works also appear on things such as mugs and t-shirts with a stylistic range.

WEBSITE / TWITTER @Saffy


WOBBLY ROCK

TABLE #L12

Wobbly Rock launched in December 2013 independently publishing comics and illustrated books. We have four books and four prints for sale. We love doing conventions as it's a great opportunity to meet and chat with other people making things and the people who really love the things being made.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @wobblyrockbooks / 5 Question Interview


WP COMICS LTD.

TABLE #J1-2

We are a small comic publishing company producing some of the best comics in the UK. One of our comics has been nominated for the UK Best Comic Award and we have many more surprises in-store for our fans. Since our business started two years ago we have continually grown and focused on producing comics from creators like ourselves and others from around the world. Our standards are very high but many who we work with appreciate that as well as our fans. We know you will enjoy the new line ups will have in store for this event.

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @WPComics / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


WRENCH PRODUCTIONS

TABLE #M2

Small press, Big ambition. Horror, Sci-fi and high concept Fantasy. We publish comics, tell stories, work with artists and have a bloody good time! We will have copies of our comics - Knockout, Wings of Terror and Bizarre Dimensions for sales. As well as prints and original artwork.

5 QUESTION INTERVIEW


YWJ ENTERTAINMENT

TABLE #K5

YWJ Entertainment is the vehicle for creator Jay Martin. Jay is a 30 something writer from Manchester, UK. So far in his comic writing career, Jay has been published in anthologies including THE BRITISH COMIC SHOWCASE #1 & #2 from Markosia, THE GREAT WAR MEMORIAL ANTHOLOGY and others. He has also self published a number of his own books including ALV #1 (issue #2 of the series set for release at the end of 2016 after a successful Kickstarter) and the one shot story Domeinion that is accompanied by the first Novel in the Domeinion series.

PANELSDISCOVER SOMETHING NEW

WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER @TheJizzo / 5 QUESTION INTERVIEW