Spotlight: Hey Chanté

We are expecting to see an absolutely fantastic bunch of exhibitors at Bristol Comic & Zine Fair 2017. As usual, there will be a good mixture of familiar faces and new names. If you love someone’s work, please make sure that you tell them so. It’s this kind of support which keeps us all going!

This year we will be following our own advice, and having our first Spotlight. This is a selection of exhibitors who we really don’t want you to miss. We have taken time to ask them some probing questions about creativity and life and they have been kind enough to share their thoughts and feelings.

BCZF Spotlight: Hey Chanté

Hey Chanté

What are you reading?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Aha don’t judge I never read the books as a kid

Early bird or night owl?

Definitely a night owl I can’t focus during normal hours

What’s on your headphones at the moment?

Put You On – Anderson Paak.

Great artist been following him since his album OBE when he still called himself Breezy Lovejoy

Where do you work best? 

Probably when I’m doodling on my bed and  not think about actually creating a finished piece of work

Who is your art/creative hero?

Frannerd !!

If you could deliver one piece of advice to your 14 year old self, what would it be?

Keep trying keep practicing, I know everyone says it and it’s super annoying cos of course they can say that it’s “easy” for them but the more you practice you basics the more you’ll Bel able to draw and you will eventually find your style.

Also practice drawing boys! I still can’t draw boys cos of you!

Who should we be following on twitter/instagram? (name 1 for each)

Twitter @dorrismccomics

Instagram @lizemeddlings

How long have you been making zines/comics?

Only a year I’m new to the game

Weapon of choice?

Pentel brush pen

Recommended zine/comic?

The New Ghost by Robert Hunter

Hey Chanté workspace


Accessible Hour

We are pleased to be introducing Accessible Hour at Bristol Comic & Zine Fair 2017.

Accessible Hour runs from 11am to 12pm. This time is designated for those with extra mobility needs, and people who have difficulty in large crowds.

We ask that people without additional accessibility needs come to BCZF after 12pm.

As BCZF is a free event, it is possible to come and go as you please all day. The fair can get very busy, in previous years peak time has been between 2pm-5pm

Please take a look at our accessibility page here:

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BCZF Flyers

Bristol Comic & Zine Fair is nearly here!

We have been giving out flyers all over the place, but still have more to shift! If you are able to take a batch to distribute to mates/work/clubs/events, we have pick up points in Cotham and St George. Drop us a line and we’ll give you a bunch!

twitter: @zinescomics

insta: @bristolcomicandzinefair

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You are cordially invited to a BUCKS QUIZZ BCZF SPECIAL so put on your best tie, cancel your plans (and cancels your best pals plans too), and smash those piggy banks!

For this years fundraiser we’ve enlisted the help of Bristol’s very own Quizzard to test your general knowledge, comics credentials, and zine making abilities in a very special BCZF edition of the best pub quiz in town. We’re also bringing back Alice Urbino who’ll be with us all night drawing on the spot animal portraits of your lovely lot! Everyone wants to see their face on a dolphins body, right? AND IF THAT’S NOT ENOUGH: face painting, raffle prizes AND an unlucky dip!

Just like last year you’ll need to exhange your human money for special BCZF tokens on the door! These can be exhanged for nightmarish animal portraits, entry into the quiz, raffle tickets, and face painting. And WE turn that money into Bristol Comic and Zine Fair. Everyone wins!

The Bristol Comic and Zine Fair team works hard to keep tables affordable and the event free to attend for the public. This year we’re adding a slate of free workshops and talks to our programming and we need a little extra cash to cover the costs! We’re getting closer thanks to your generous support but we’re still a couple of hundreds away from our target!

7pm-late | 11th Septmember | The Crofters Rights


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Thank You!

Thank you so much to everyone who came down to The Volunteer Tavern on Saturday night. We managed to raise the money we needed to run our Creative Youth Network workshop series in September.

Special thanks to Peter Gibbs for hosting our fundraiser and putting on a stellar performance as the frontman of FAKE NEWS. Also to Rhi B for encouraging the audience to part with their dough and support our project. And of course to the rest of the band: we couldn’t have done it without you!

Thanks pals, you ROCK!

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BCZF CYN Fundraiser

Bristol Comic & Zine Fair present an evening of live music at The Volunteer Tavern.

We are raising money to put on a series of workshops for the young people of Bristol at Creative Youth Network’s Station site.

BCZF are passionate about supporting the creative community in Bristol. We will be providing young people with an opportunity to create zines to exhibit at this year’s Bristol Comic & Zine Fair.

Suggested donation £3

Saturday 26th August

7pm – late

The Volunteer Tavern, 9 New Street BS2 9DX

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Comix Karaoke


We can’t promise we’ll have every song from the Westlife back catologue but we CAN 10/10 guarantee BANGERS, BEERS, & BANTS!

The Bristol Comic and Zine Fair team works hard to keep tables affordable and the event free to attend for the public. This year we’re adding a slate of free workshops and talks to our programming and we need a little extra cash to cover the costs!

SO if you’re a fan of BCZF, want to keep the arts accessible, or just really really really want to sing some Natalie Imbruglia with us then COME ALONG.

It’s going to be groovy we promise.

Friday 4th of August | 8-Late | £5 on the door

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Thanks for applying!

Hello everyone!

We have now sent out our responses to the many, many applications we received for Bristol Comic & Zine Fair 2017. We had so many great applications and we are really sorry that we couldn’t accept more of you.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the day, and watch this space for more events in the run up to BCZF 2017.

Lots of love,