ARTIST ALLEY

Be part of the show!


Selection Criteria

Anyone with their own comic can apply! We're always on the lookout for fresh content and new creators! Space is limited however so we may not be able to accommodate all applicants.

Here's the rundown on our selection process:

  • Priority will be given to first-time exhibitors who haven't previously held a table.

  • After that, return creators showing off new comics published in the last year get next dibs

  • Finally, the remaining spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Indie Comic Con is all about independent comics. Only applicants with a self-produced comic, zine, or graphic novel will be considered.

  • All materials sold must be of your own intellectual property. Fan art, back issues, and sketch comissions of IP you do not own or have a license for are a no-no.

  • If you have mature content (strong language, violence or sexual imagery), you are responsible for restricting its access to minors.


Exhibition Details

Full table: $70
Half table: $35

Tables and chairs are provided for you. Table dimensions are 183cm x 76cm. We encourage you to bring your own table cover to jazz it up. There are no backing walls to hang items on but you may bring small, self-standing banners.

Please advise us if you require power. All electronic equipment must be tested and tagged prior to the event.

Table registration includes $10 million public liability insurance.

Keep in mind that we may offer you a smaller space than you applied for because we want to include as many creators as possible!

Applications for the artist alley open 1st July and close 31st August. Applicants will receive confirmation of exhibition space no later than 1st October.

FAQ's

When and where is it?

Saturday 8th December, 11AM - 6PM
Northcote Town Hall
189 High Street, Northcote

I sell prints/novels/crafts, can I apply?

You need to have at least one comic book to be considered for a table. Of course you can sell other stuff too in addition to your comics.

Can I bring someone to keep me company at my table?

Yes. Full tables include two chairs so feel free to bring a buddy to help you out. If you book a half table, you won't have much room for a buddy unfortunately but volunteers will be on hand to watch your stuff in case you need a break from your table.

What's the venue like?

The Northcote Town Hall is a beautiful Victorian style building, of which the main hall accomodates 500 people and is accessible to passerby via side doors and a public square. Northcote is an inner city suburb located 4km from Melbourne city centre with easy acces via public transport.

Will I be doing my own cash handling?

Yes. You will be looking after your own sales so make sure you have an adequate float stuffed away in your bum bag and your card reader ready!

VOLUNTEER

We're looking for some helping hands.


Become a volunteer and help us put on a great event!
Here's some of the things you might do:

  • Set up & decorate the venue.

  • Help exhibitors find their tables and assist them in getting set up

  • Provide information and assistance to the public

  • Facilitate and supervise activities

  • Manage the Indie Comic Con table

  • Stand in for exhibitors when they are away from their table


Additionally, if you have skills in video/audio recording, podcasting, photograpy, speech, journalism, or art instruction we'd love to hear from you.
Volunteer applications will open closer to the date!


SPONSOR

Use your powers for good!


We rely on the support of our sponsors to deliver our event. In fact, we couldn't do it without them!
Partner with us and highlight your brand to an audience engaged in arts, crafts, creative writing and comics. Plus feel good about contributing to an important arts & culture festival.
Please contact us to inquire about our sponsorship packagaes.

Indie Comic Con is proudly sponsored by:


Comic Books On Demand Jika Jika Media Arts Lawyers The Comic Place Manga Arts

VISIT

See what it's all about.


Indie Comic Con returns to the Northcote Town Hall in 2018.
Get ready to have a blast with our stellar market festival featuring a wide variety of indie creators working across all genres! Free entry.

11AM - 6PM
Saturday 8th December
Northcote Town Hall
189 High Street, Northcote

RSVP via Facebook or Eventbrite to save the date.

There will be something for everyone to explore. Wander through our artist alley and meet the independent creators who will be showing off their comic books, graphic novels and zines. In addition to our market day, we will have a full day of comic book workshops on Sunday 9th December, generously hosted by our sponsor, Jika Jika Community Centre. More details to come!

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2018 event banner by Nathan Onias