Fast Fiction info sheets

I’ve started to add scans of the Fast Fiction info sheets, which I hope will do something to enhance readers’ understanding of the history of the UK small press. These four-page pamphlets contained listings of small press comics as they appeared, offering what was then a form of “instant” recognition. As Nick Jones has expressed…

Fast Fiction #1

Our thanks go to David A. Simpson, a long standing reader and collector of UK small press comics, who kindly sent us scans of the covers of Fast Fiction #1 from his own copy. He also provided the catalogue description of the contents. This is the first time I’ve ever seen this artwork, an early…

Budden and Brock

To our great delight we were recently contacted by Tim Budden who got in touch by email from Taiwan. In the 1980s, this Welsh artist contributed his extraordinary badger stories to issues of The Wimp, which he co-published with Mike Hemsley and other art school friends, sometimes working under the alias of T.N. Neddub. He…

Small press galleries update

Many thanks to Russell Willis, the editor of a fanzine called Infinity in 1984-85, who sent us a link to his Facebook galleries of UK small press cover art from his personal collections. “Feel free to use whichever ones you feel fit,” he adds encouragingly. I’ve added a few of his images to the first…

UK small press galleries opened

We’re starting to build a gallery of UK small press cover art from the 1980s (and 1990s). The first gallery (A5 titles A-D) opened today and further galleries will be added over time. I hope the collection will build into a fairly representative sample of the unusual and imaginative small press comics and stripzines published…