Another Comix Reader review

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Comix Reader #3 by various - 5/5

The third issue of Richard Cowdry's Comix Reader anthology is another great comic, printed on newsprint at tabloid newspaper size and with the awesome cover price of £1. It has a lovely cover by Eliott Baggott, and a great mix of pages from small press & indie creators. Cowdry's Fat Charlie Chaplin is great, with a sense of humour that fans of his Bedsit Diaries series will recognize. Elliot Baggott follows up his lovely cover with a great joke about Johannes Guthenberg, inventor of printed movable type. Maartje Schalkx has a minimalist page that works in an impressionist suggestive way. Tanya Meditzky & Tobias Tak provide a great two page comic about a walking tree who wants a makeover. Steve Tillotson of Banal Pig gives us a glorious "gradual reveal" page where each panel in an enormous grid reveals a bit more of a larger scene. Steve Ward's Invisual Arts is a gorgeous-looking darkly-comic page, and Lord Hurk's back cover comic "Lonely Bomb" is fantastic. And that's just 8 of the 20-odd pages in there. It's great. Check it out.

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Comix Reader Monthly Meeting

Flyer designed by Alex Potts using a photo from the first ever Comix Reader meeting.

From the Facebook page (I don't know who answered the question) :

Q : What happens at these meetings??

A : Some comics people gather once a month in a Samuel Smith Pub and talk. Often someone brings a comic they like, or some of their own work, to show. Most have been in The Comix Reader but not everyone, it's not cliquey. No one dresses as a fantasy character or anything like that. Personally I find after going to it I feel better about comics, whereas most comics related events leave me feeling bad. If you're free come along - it'll likely be upstairs.


Overview Celebrating 2012: Ten UK Small Press Comics You Need to Own!

The Comix Reader
Anthology – Various creators
The newspaper feel of The Comix Reader, and that larger size presentation, give it a true comix vibe; a sensation of something slightly underground and ephemeral in tone. It’s a real grab-bag of styles and approaches with each strip generally having just a one-page canvas on which to present its narrative or make its point. Cheaply-priced and so accessible; its 2012 editions were a fantastic starting point for further investigation of the work of the small press creators within its pages.
Small Pressganged review here.
Small Pressganged soundbite: At an incredibly affordable price of just one shiny pound coin it means that even if you only enjoy half the strips on offer here you still come out a winner. Only the cheapest of churls could surely argue otherwise.
Visit The Comix Reader site here. Buy copies here.

(From Andy Oliver's Smallpressganged on  Broken Frontier.)