BCZF 2015 – Mission Complete!

Well that was another amazing, amazing Bristol Comic and Zine Fair!

Thank you so much to everyone who came, everyone who exhibited and everyone who helped us out, we couldn’t have done it without you.

A special thank you to the Creative Youth Network who run The Station, if you have a second, have a look at their site to see what they do, it’s really great stuff.

Papergirl Bristol not only threw us a great drink n draw the night before at the Surrey Vaults, but were all round helpers and ace people.

Also thanks to all at Roll for the Soul for providing us with a place to wind down afterwards, it was great to catch up with some of you there.

If you’re having BCZF withdrawal symptoms, we’ve added a selection of photos from the day below. Thanks Esme Betamax for being the official photographer for the day – they are beauts.

Lots of love

The BCZF Team




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The BCZF Zine Weekender?!

There’s lots of stuff happening this year around the fair itself, from Drink and Draws to zine reading parties to even ANOTHER zine fair! All the info below!

BCZF Kick off event: Drink and Draw with Papergirl Bristol
Friday 2nd October, 8pm – late
Surrey Vaults, 8-9 Surrey St, Bristol BS2 8PS

We’re partnering with the amazing Papergirl Bristol to run a Drink & Draw to celebrate the launch of Bristol Comic and Zine Fair 2015!Come and drink, draw, chat and be merry! The event is free, but we’ll be taking donations for the Bristol Hospitality Network, who help people in Bristol seeking asylum and experiencing destitution through accommodation and creative community involvement.


Bristol Comic and Zine Fair
Saturday 3rd October 2015, 12pm – 6pm, FREE ENTRY
The Station, Silver Street, Broadmead, Bristol

The main event! The Bristol Comic and Zine Fair celebrates the world of DIY and independent publishing. The fair brings together comics artists, cartoonists, poets, writers, and publishers for a one-day market. Expect comics, zines, illustrations and prints, handmade books and more, from over 70 artists


Post-BCZF non-party after party!
Saturday 3rd October, 6pm onwards
Roll For the Soul, Unit 2, St Lawrence House, Quay Street, Bristol, BS1 2JL

This year, we’re going all out to pretend we’re staying in with the not singing, some dancing, not remotely off-the-hook BCZF after ‘party’.

We’ll be heading to amazing cafe Roll for the Soul, where they’ll be serving a range of food, booze, teas, coffees and soft drinks

We know whether you’re flogging zines or buying comics, BCZF can be a full-on kind of thing. So why not join us for food, drink and a chance to shoot the breeze? Take a load off! Relax! Join us!



Shake Bristol
Sunday 4th October, 12 – 5pm
Start the Bus, 7-9 Baldwin St, Bristol, BS1 1RU Bristol, United Kingdom

The next Shake Bristol is the day after the glorious Bristol Comic and Zine Fair! Prints, zines, comics, art and amazing things.

So if you’re up for a rad weekend filled with zines, comics, prints, tees and various other aesthetically pleasing treats , or you are already going to BCZF why not hang around for a day longer and head on down to Shake?


It’s a veritable zine weekender…

See you all soon!



We’re delighted to reveal our poster for this year’s BCZF! Designed and drawn by the very talented Mike Driver. Check out his work here!

Don’t forget, you can apply for a table at the zine fair until Tuesday 19th May at 6pm. Full details here.

Table applications open!

We are excited to announce that applications for the fair are now open for zine makers who’d like to have a table.  A half-table (approx 3′ x 2′) costs £16.

We are a curated show, which means that there’s an application process involved to exhibiting at the fair. The way we do this is to ask for you to provide a bit of info about you and the kind of work you might like to sell before we can offer you a table.

Full info on how to apply, including the application form, can be found on our ‘Apply’ page.

Applications close Tuesday 19th May 2015 at 6pm.


Design our poster!

We’re looking for a brilliant illustrator to design the promotional material for this year’s Bristol Comic and Zine Fair!

We’re looking for a bold, dynamic poster that captures our approach to DIY arts and our love of comics, zines, illustration, and print.

The poster will appear online and on our printed materials and be the visual focus for this year’s fair.

There is a fee of £75 for this commission, and an additional option of table space at the fair.

Deadline for expressions of interest is Saturday 7th March 2015, 10pm

All the details of the brief and how to be considered can be found here.


Bristol Comic and Zine Fair will return to The Station in 2015.

After another great year for the fair, we’re delighted to announce that BCZF 2015 will be held on Saturday 3rd October at the Station, our home since 2013.

Expect the usual mix of artists, makers, writers and publishers from the UK’s vibrant DIY scene. We’ll be opening applications for tables in the Spring, so watch this space for news.

It’s also our FIFTH BIRTHDAY and we’re hoping to do a few exciting things, so watch this space for news about fundraisers, parties and more.

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