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WHO'LL BE THERE...

ANDY BLOOR

NORTH RANGE #2

Graphic designer and part time comic creator. I'll be selling copies of the acclaimed 'Midnight Man', 'Andy-Thology' and the popular "Wolfmen' comics. Plus prints and original art.

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BEYOND THE BUNKER

NORTH RANGE #6

Beyond the Bunker represents the creators of the MOON series of comics . The comics are sold together with associated prints and posters.

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CJBart

SOUTH RANGE #10

Chris is a self taught graphite artist from Cardiff living with Asperger Syndrome.  Since leaving school at the age of 14 he has forged his way as a photo realistic artist and has produced artwork for the worlds number 1 dart player Michael Van Gerwen and Raymond Van Barneveld.

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EMILY B. OWEN & GAVIN MITCHELL

NORTH RANGE #17

 

Emily B. Owen is the creator of Brain Shoodles, the co-creator of Pup and Grumpicorn and lives in the South Wales Valleys with Gavin and a dog called Boo.

Brain Shoodles (a portmanteau of s**t doodles) is Emily B.Owen’s debut solo comic book and was published following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign. An autobiographical mental health zine, Brain Shoodles was never meant to be published. It started as Emily’s way of trying to make sense of her thoughts and one day, while feeling unusually cavalier, she posted some on twitter. It took quite a while to get the collection together, such is the nature of anxiety and depression, but here it is. Emily's aim when compiling the zine was to make it accessible and relatable, and hopefully by sharing her experience someone out there reading it might feel less alone.

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Gavin Mitchell is the artist for the Fighting Fantasy graphic novel The Trolltooth Wars, an epic fantasy adventure based on the original novel by Fighting Fantasy Co-creator Steve Jackson. He was also the artist for Santa Claus vs The Nazis, a Christmas war-film-like romp, published in David Lloyd’s Aces Weekly. He’s also done did stuff for: Stiffs, Samurai Slasher, The Pride, Disconnected Press, Dead Roots and many more! First Choice: Bourbon with a Fig roll a close second. He lives in the Valleys of South Wales with Emily and Shih Tzu, Boo.

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THE ETHERINGTON BROTHERS

NORTH RANGE #1

Robin & Lorenzo are the writer/artist siblings behind Long Gone Don, Baggage, Von Doogan and Monkey Nuts. They are also regulars in The Phoenix, where they not only have great stories, but Lorenzo also does drawing tutorials.

As well as comics, they also run regular comic workshops in which they talk comics and share tips with children interested in creating comics.

WEBSITE 

3 QUESTION INTERVIEW


EXPLOSIVE BARREL

SOUTH RANGE #15

I'm a local Digital Artist whose work celebrates all areas of geek culture, from comics to video games! (and the rest!) 

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GEEKERY TEA GIFTS

SOUTH RANGE #5

I am a local geek who had to start selling the crocheted heroes that she made because they were taking over her house.
I make little crocheted versions of my favourite geeky characters. Everyone from Deadpool to Wonder Woman to John Snow. Come along and have a look!

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I AM ZOOT

SOUTH RANGE #16

I Am Zoot! a graphic designer and artist with an unhealthy obsession with robots. I have a tendency to tell a story in one picture rather than a strip and will often start a piece of work with pencil and paper before moving to a digital media, where it can take me between 20 – 25 hours to paint up. I’m a True Believers Regular, and I will be selling my art prints, canvases and greetings cards on the day.

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IAN BLAKEMAN ILLUSTRATION

SOUTH RANGE #13

Even before I can remember, I loved to draw. I was a bit of a lonely child at first but as long as I had a stack of paper and a pencil i could create whole universes, helping me now as an illustrator fabricating ideas or twisting the normal into something marvelous.

For longest of times art became second to everything else because where I lived it was all sports and TV. But it never went away and I found it again aged 24 and started my education in art.

Now years later here I am...

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3 QUESTION INTERVIEW


THE INHERETIC

NORTH RANGE #11

The Inheretic are Stuart Jackson and Leon Reichel creators of The Inheretic a 128 page full colour sci fi thriller and Lollipop & Ten a 32 page full colour steampunk fantasy.

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KING LEGACY

NORTH RANGE #7

King Legacy follows the life of Liam, an 18year old janitor in Vegas, after he encounters a Space-Warrior-King with muddy boots in a hallway. It has been created by Green Crayon Comics; Jay, Dave and Liam. With our powers combined we're like a giant Japanese themed combination robot!!! 

FACEBOOK 

3 QUESTION INTERVIEW

The King Legacy team will be part of our Discover Something New panel at the event.


MANGO DRAGON

SOUTH RANGE #2

Two sisters who love hand crafting items for the geek community. We will be selling hand painted fans, greeting cards and prints designed by ourselves, handmade oven gloves and handmade soy and gel candles.

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MARVELOUS MAN

SOUTH RANGE #1

Officially licensed sellers of all things comic book related from apparel and snapbacks to bags and wallets/ purses - satisfying your inner geek! 

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MATILDA DAWES & NHIZYR

SOUTH RANGE #3

We are two illustrators who frequently exhibit alongside each other at conventions.Though our styles are completely different, one being sketchy and the other anime/manga we both share a delight in narrative and world building that helps form our ideas and build characters. At the convention we will be selling a variety of prints, postcards, badges and stickers, as well at accepting on-spot commissions. We really enjoyed the last True Believers and can't wait for this one!

WEBSITES: MATILDA DAWES / NHIZYR


MISSY'S CUPCAKE EMPORIUM

SOUTH RANGE #14

I sell cupcakes and sweets treats. Preferably as sparkly and cute as possible, unicorns are my favourite! 

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NEAL CLUTTERBUCK

NORTH RANGE #10

Long term collector of American Marvel,D.C, and Independent comic's I will be selling American Marvel,D.C comics and Graphic novel's.


NICK GRIBBON ILLUSTRATION: DEAD ALL OVER & THE DARK WOOD

SOUTH RANGE #7

Dead All Over - Pop culture illustration inspired by movies/comic books/tv. Original artwork, sketch cover comic books, and prints.

The Dark Wood - Self published hand made books created using tradiobal art techniques including woodcut print, letterpress, screenprint, and bookbinding. Plus original wildlife artwork, prints, greetings cards, and badges.

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NICK PROLIX COMIX

NORTH RANGE #8

Creator of The Sheep And The Wolves and Nick Prolix's Slang Pictorial a retro comedy drama that follows the busted schemes and broken dreams of the smalltime residents of a fictional North London neighbourhood in the 1960s.

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PHASECHAN

SOUTH RANGE #4

I'm an independent artist who specialises in digital and traditional artwork! I prefer a fantasy high contrast style but have quite a range of styles. I'll be selling prints and other merch!

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PIPEDREAM COMICS

NORTH RANGE #3

Pipedream Comics is a website dedicated to the best of indie and small press comics, featuring news, reviews and interviews with some of the indie scene's most exciting creators. We are also the publishers of indie comics fanzine The Pull List which will have a new print issue available on the day.

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PROUD LION

NORTH RANGE #4 & 5

Proud Lion is Cheltenham's premier comic and gaming shop, owned and operated by PL Horizons Ltd.

Proud Lion was founded by Ben Fardon (Managing Director) in 2008. Ben has been a comic collector since he was young, with his early interests including Iron Man, Transformers, Batman Knightfall and Claremont & Lee's X-Men. After working in comic book retail for several years, he decided it was time to open his own shop in the heart of Cheltenham. Proud Lion celebrated its grand opening on Free Comic Book Day in 2008, and has been a hub for fans of both mainstream and indie comics ever since.

In recent years, Proud Lion has grown to become a family business, with Ben's partner Rae Hurley coming on board to expand gaming in the shop. She fell in love with board games with the discovery of Small World, and has been an avid gamer ever since. Now she regularly runs demo days, open play nights, RPG sessions, and tournaments to encourage other gamers to share her obsession.

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THE PSYCHEDELIC JOURNAL

NORTH RANGE #14

The ultimate psychedelic small press comic anthology. Tales of the bizarre, the inexplicable and the outright batnads insane!

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RNG COMICS

NORTH RANGE 9

Rob started buying comics when he was 8 years old. The first comics that really interested him were the Jim Starlin “Captain Marvel” issues and after collecting comics for over ten years Rob decided to start a business to sell them as well, which led to the creation of RNG Comics. He has been trading comics for around 30 years. Starting with UKCAC in the late eighties and early nineties, RNG regularly sells at Golden Orbit comic marts around the country and has visited many other large marts such as Bristol Comic Expo, and NICE. 


ROCKS COMICS

NORTH RANGE #18

Amazing Comic Books at Fantatsic Prices!! 

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SARAH MILLMAN

NORTH RANGE #12

Hi! I'm Sarah, an indie comic creator and avid tea drinker. I'm currently working on The Heart of Time (a time-travel adventure romp about a grumpy teenager and her pug) and NPC Tea (a modern fantasy following Cardiff's most unsuccessful tea shop run by an elf and a fire summon) and will be selling copies of my comics, prints and other goodness!

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SQUARE ORANGE GAMES

SOUTH RANGE #12

Square Orange Games are an independent retailer of tabletop board and card games, selling great games at great prices.

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TIME BOMB COMICS & FLINTLOCK

NORTH RANGE #13

Now in its 10th year of publishing Time Bomb Comics brings the acclaimed Flintlock historical anthology series to True Believers. Set in the 18th Century Flintlock features diverse characters in a shared timeline. 

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3 QUESTION INTERVIEW


TRUE HEART & SOUL DESIGN STUDIO

SOUTH RANGE #8 & 9

I am an artist who creates mixed media digital art. I use spray paints, conventional illustration, and other methods to create unique and beautiful artwork.I will be selling original and pop culture inspired art prints, mugs and beautiful high-quality canvases. Commissions are available as well, pets loved ones and anything else that you can think of. 

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TTT GIFTS

SOUTH RANGE #6

I'm a local Gloucester girl who has been trading full time since December 2014. I sell gothic gifts, superhero merch, incense and manic panic hair dye. 

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TWISTED ART

SOUTH RANGE #11

I sell handmade prints, canvases, magnets and more, as well as commission work. I'm a Hereford based independent artist and I focus on fan art as well as original work. We'll also have our comic, Little Lives, up for sale. 

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WIGGLYPET PRESS

NORTH RANGE #15

The WigglyPet Press creates a variety of publications, initially just blogs but has since expanded into colouring books, anthologies, poetry collections, education and hand crafted zines. Specialising in craft-writing mash ups such as star jars and wiggly pet figurine sets.

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THE CHELTENHAM R2-D2

The fantastic Cheltenham R2-D2 will be helping us celebrate 40 years of Star Wars and joining us at Blackfriars.  This little droid was hand built in Cheltenham and will be moving around the venue so be sure to say "hello".  

For a donation to The Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, you can have your picture taken with him too!

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