For the past few years they have been helping creators, venues and comic stores shine a light on the indie and small press and we are super proud to be part of this years festivities!
If you don't know what small press day is, then allow this simple pie chart to tell you why this is important...
What is small press and what is Small Press Day?
“Small press” encompasses the worlds of self-publishing, DIY culture and micropublishing – work produced and published either by individuals, creative collectives or smaller boutique publishers. Small Press Day exists to provide a focused occasion to celebrate that scene and those practitioners who work within it across the UK and Ireland. It’s designed as an event that requires minimal organisation for everyone involved but will ultimately be hugely rewarding for shops, creators and the small press community.
What are the aims of Small Press Day for creators?
It’s a chance for creators to be the focus of their local shop, meet readers, talk about their work with potential new audiences, sign their comics and take part in workshop-style panels. Small press sections are already a thriving part of many shops but on Small Press Day we support the community side of the scene by bringing together shops, artists, activists and readers in one big party-style celebration!
Click on the link under this awesome Akira-inspired poster to find out more about Small Press Day and where you can find an event in your area (if you're too far away from BAM! of course :D)!
- Team BAM!