SPD 2022

Small Press Day 2022

Events in-store and in venues across U.K and Ireland on Saturday 13th August.

This year Small Press Day is dedicated to the memory of Steve Walsh, in appreciation of his huge contribution to championing the UK small press scene.


Asylum Books and Games

We’re proud to again host Small Press Day, with Baron Boar and Sloth Comics, who will be showcasing their fine wares in store. More info here

@ Asylum Books and Games, 29 Adelphi, Aberdeen, AB11 5BL

Kingdom Comics & Games 

Celebrate SPD at KCG with a raft of special offers and guest creators in store! KCG will also be live streaming on the day with their special guests to talk about their books and how to get started in comics. More info here

@ Kingdon Comics & Games, 267 High Street, Kirkcaldy KY1 1QF

Forbidden Planet International Glasgow

Forbidden Planet Glasgow are hosting a signing for Small Press Day 2022!

There will be a table with some of the creators we feature in our local press section including: Ny Ali, Gavin Gardiner, Etienne Kubwabo, Conner McGowan, Connor Tierney,  and Letty Wilson. It will take place between 10am and 4pm and the creators will have work to sell on the day! More info here

@ Forbidden Planet International, 122 – 126 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3DH

Coin-Operated Press @ The Salisbury Centre

Coin-Operated Press is hosting a 2 hour zine-making workshop at The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh.

In this workshop, you will be creating an 8-page mini-zine folded from one sheet of paper to take home at the end! We will provide all of the materials you will need to create your zine pages, but please feel free to bring some of your own collage materials from home – this may include: magazine pages, coloured paper, stickers, ribbons, washi tape, etc. All experience levels are welcome.

Entry is on a sliding scale payment (cash or card) on the day, as follows:

– Unemployed/low-income: £3
– Employed: £6
– Comfortable and keen: £12

Donations will help cover supplies and also help us to continue our work with zine-outreach and publishing the work of those who might not otherwise be published.

We also welcome you to donate any of your unwanted art and craft supplies to us for use in our workshops, as well as any old magazines or paper collage materials you want to save from the recycling bin!

If you have any access needs, please email us at coinoperatedpress@gmail.com

From 2pm to 4pm. For more info and to register, follow this link here

@ The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AB

Coin-Operated Press are an artist-led social enterprise based in Scotland. We host workshops, run zine fairs, create and distribute our own collaborative zines. To learn more about the work we do and to see examples of the zines that we make please visit www.coinoperatedpress.com


Forbidden Planet Dublin

Small Press Day is back! Returning to the shop will be our in store comics fair featuring some of the best names in small press alongside some amazing up and coming talent.

 Featuring – Leeann Hamilton, Paul Carroll, Clare Foley, Hugh Madden, and Barry O’Sullivan.

 These artists will be set up with comics and art to sell, these events are always fun and not to be missed. Admission is completely FREE. There will also be deals and offers in store during the event so get the date in your calendar and we’ll see you there! From 1pm – 4pm. More info here

 @ Forbidden Planet Dublin,  5-7 Crampton Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland


The Workers Gallery

Zine Makers, Lovers and Collectors Social

A small friendly get together for all those makers, lovers and collectors of zines- up at the Workers. Bring along your zines, chat about, share, celebrate and swop them and let us know your ideas for how we can grow the zine-lovers community here in our little corner of South Wales. A warm welcome awaits you! From midday to 3pm – more info here.

@ 99 Ynyshir Road, Ynyshir, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF39 0EN


  • North East

Travelling Man, Newcastle 

In celebration of Small Press Day, join Artists and Zine-Makers Mel Sproates and Mama Lips for a fun and creative drop in Zine-Making Workshop!

We will look at and discuss some examples of zines, take part in some creative responding exercises, and you will leave the workshop with your very own Mini Zine!

This workshop will be a really relaxed time to hangout, chat and get creative, a great opportunity to learn a new skill or connect with other zinesters. Whether you’re new to zines or are a zine master, we’d love to see you there! Free to attend and all materials will be provided. 1-3pm. All ages. More info here.

@ Travelling Man Newcastle, 43 Grainger Street, NE1 5JE

  • North West

CoCo Comic Con, Lancaster 2022

A small press convention featuring local comic artists taking place in a restaurant. In partnership with First Age Comics, a comic shop across the street who will be featuring the small press comics in their store.

Exhibitors include Matt & Zeke Simmons, CoCo Comics, AB Chambers, Connor Tierney, Erika Price, Feff Silvers, Holland Simpson, James Lawrence, Josh Hicks, Mat Greaves, Marc Jackson, Nick Gonzo, Nona Gallery, Steve Gregson, Tom Ward. All the exciting info here.

@ Pizza Margherita/ First Age Comics, 2 Moor Lane and 3 Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QD

Travelling Man Manchester

We have four amazing guest signings to take your fancy! Come and say hi to them and the staff. Plenty of discounts and snacks on the day 🙂

As part of our SPD 2022 celebrations, we’ll be offering a 25% discount on all small press titles (excluding the artists exhibiting) over the weekend of the 13th and 14th. More info here

@ Travelling Man Manchester, 4-4A Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1JW

  • Yorkshire

Travelling Man York

In celebration of SPD 2022, Travelling Man York will hosting a free zine-making event from 12pm – 4pm, along with a mini con with small press stalls – highlighting the excellent publications in their small press department! More info here.

@ Travelling Man York, 74 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF

Travelling Man Leeds 

SPD is back at Travelling Man Leeds with a mini comic con, zine workshops, giveaways, and the Travelling Man Tote-Bag launch! All welcome to this fun event celebrating small press creators. Free entry. From 10am – 2pm. More info here

@ Travelling Man Leeds, 32 Central Road, Leeds LS1 6DE

  • East Midlands

Forbidden Planet International Leicester

We have been waiting for ages to celebrate the return of Small Press Day in person, and will be doing so with a mini comics fair happening in store between 12-5pm on 13th August with some of the absolute best talent in the UK selling and signing their books and art.

We also will be holding competitions, and exclusive discounts throughout the day alongside a drink and draw in the evening once the store has closed. More info and full line up here.

@ Forbidden Planet International, 23 Silver Street, Leicester LE1 5EU

  • West Midlands

Forbidden Planet Wolverhampton

We’ll be having lots going on in store celebrating local micro and self-publishers, so we hope to see you all on the day!

Including two comics workshops hosted by Ryan Taylor and featuring Stu Perrins, Jatinder Ghataora, Katherine Hemmings, Kyle Wright, and Tony McGee.  More info here

@ Forbidden Planet Wolverhampton, 23 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3NP

  • London

Gosh! Comics

Small Press Day is back for its seventh year running, and we’re proud to be running several signings throughout the day representing some of London’s most celebrated independent creators!

Come join us all from 12-4pm, to celebrate the lovely small press world of comics through four hourly signings with a total of 16 fabulous creatives.

Kicking things off at 12-1pm will be the amazing Kayla Lui, Beatrice Mossman, Lily Blakely and J Webster Sharp. From 1-2pm will be the incredible Lando, Gareth Brookes, Shane Melise, Olivia Sullivan and Claude TC. Following that at 2-3pm are the lovely Mike Kennedy, Molly Stocks, Patrick Wray and Simon Moreton. And to round things off for the day at 3-4pm will be Sean Azzopardi, Douglas Noble, Fraser Geesin and Mark Stafford.

The day will run in a similar fashion to a mini festival. All of our fabulous guests will be selling their comics and signing in-store. Throughout the course of SPD, they will also be collaborating on a jam zine, which will then be printed and available for free towards the end of the day.

We’re so excited to be taking part in this special event which makes its triumphant return to the physical world. And with our absolutely cracking line-up of creators, we’re certain you’re excited too! So make sure to pop down to the shop on Saturday 13th August from 12-4pm.

More info here – and keep up to date with the latest updates over on our Facebook event page here.

@ Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick St, London, W1F 0DR