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Anyone collect small press titles . . .

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Just curious, anyone out there collect small press titles such as Fast Fiction, or the comics that the old Fast Fiction group used to sell? It's been difficult, finding like-minded collectors!

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I do, but only modern ones. Going to get an armful at MCM on Saturday (including stuff from Sweatdrop Studios, who are based up the road from me) and also give away free copies of my own comics as I mistakenly used a copyrighted character so will dispose of them for free. (So they can be thrown in recycling bins around the country, not kept and read, obviously).

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Reverend wrote:Just curious, anyone out there collect small press titles such as Fast Fiction, or the comics that the old Fast Fiction group used to sell? It's been difficult, finding like-minded collectors!
Very good point. I suppose their low print runs have made it almost impossible to find back numbers. People who bought them probably held onto them. I don't know of anyone who collects them.

I still have some titles that I bought back in the 1980s (when I was also publishing my own) although I cleared some out years ago. I used to buy the comics of Myra Hancock, Eddie Campbell, etc in the Westminster Arms when we all used to go in there after the Central Hall comic marts 30 years ago. Happy days. Were you around at those marts/pub meets too?

I always feel a bit guilty at comic shows for not supporting more of the modern small press comics but there are so many of them now. I always come away with a selection that appeal to me though.
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Reverend

Go to http://comics.edpinsent.com/ and you should find enough information about the Fast Fiction days to keep you very, very happy.

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I don't really collect them but I buy them now again, usually if they get a good write up at the Forbidden Planet blog.

Couple of recent buys was The Zoom, written by 10/11 year old Zoom Rockman which some of you might remember from a recent BBC news article about Dennis's 60th birthday (can't find the link anywhere). And Sherlock Holmes vs Skeletor which was marvelous.

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I used to track them down via the small ads in the back of Comics International, alas, no more. I also went through a burst of buying from Smallzone, who had a fantastic selection at the time.

Honourable mentions go to Mike Nicholson's Ron Comics, and Adam Jakes' Whatever. There was a really good anthology title from Ireland as well, but I'm a blank on the name.

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I've done a few small press reviews, actually
http://blog.crystal-knights.co.uk/2011/ ... torypaper/
http://blog.crystal-knights.co.uk/2010/10/22/bics-bits/

More on the way... sometime!

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