I've gotten a little impatient lately (cos I'm a git), wondering when UK self-publishers are gonna follow LUC's example of a dead cert business opportunity. Exchanging information about market stall holdings, announcing invites to collectives. Wisdom taught me its no good bitching about something if you're not prepared to do something about it. And put thy money where thy mouth be.
Andrew Luke will attempt to man a market table from 6:30am to 3-3:30pm in Oxford's Gloucester Green Market in at least one of the three Thursdays following Caption.
A co-pilot for this bold dawn experiment is being sought, with crash space included as part of the deal.
Ten creators are being sought to bring extra stock along to Caption. As much different stock as you would like, or as a guide 6xA5 per creator. As I've a number of things to organise Caption weekend, your patience and compromise will be requested. I ask that those signing up please notify me in advance, either on the board or by email. Preference will be given to co-pilots and Oxford cartoonists.
The cost will be £2.50 per creator, refundable amounts relating to cheaper table costs. Sadly this must be paid in advance.
If this experiment is a success, I may attempt several other dates in September.
This differs quite considerably from the Camden set-up. The Thursday Open Market is an antiques market, though browsing the oddities today, much like a car boot sale. (Now theres a new comic-selling model idea ! Any of you folk got access to a motor-caravan ?) The star-up time, size of tables, cost and public differ considerably.
I'll update when I've decided on a date. Publicity, props etc will be most welcome
Also, an additional Launch Date has been set for the Cartoonists Jam Factory collective, a week from today: Thursday 31st July, 6or 7pm-ish
Confirmed-ish: Me, Jeremy Dennis, Daniel Merlin-Goodbrey, David Baillie, Deirdre Ruane, D'Israeli and Sally Anne-Hickman.
Inevitable Facebook thingy to follow soon. Flyers go out on Monday.
Had a good day today. Spent time with visiting parents, found 160 pages of stray art and ate. Now I go to drink water. Water is good, and the fish don't poo in it. Unless they do.
Oh, and happy birthday to dear rockstar pal cleanskies ! Mwah ! We has awesomes for you !