CCC2017 Guest: The Analogue Press
The Analogue Press is a small press comics publisher based in and around Newcastle. We aim to showcase the best in local, national and international talent and are dedicated to producing beautifully designed comics with the highest possible production values. We love those funnybooks and we just couldn't leave well enough alone.
What have you done / what are you doing?
Our first publication is Radio On - Strange Tales of Ink and Sound, an annual anthology of graphic storytelling based loosely around the theme of music. We have printed two issues (or 'Broadcasts') so far, and expect to have the third available at this year's Canny Comic Con. The latest anthology features an eclectic range of work from Kathryn Briggs, Alfie Gallagher, Riyadh Rateme and Ed Syder, as well as the welcome return of Lydia Wysocki, who previously featured in our first issue. We'll also have some comics/zines on the table from previous contributors to Radio On.
Favourite comics character (other than your own)?
Perla Luisa (Maggie) Chascarillo from Love and Rockets. It seems relatively rare to witness protagonists ageing over time in comics, but with Maggie we can follow her trials and tribulations from early adulthood through to middle age, and presumably beyond. Apart from that, she's just a lovingly crafted character and it's always a pleasure to see what she's been up to.