“They were kind of obsessive and kind of compulsive and had a fair amount of mental disorders.”
It seemed slightly weird at first that Pete Ashton, big cheese in the Nineties small press comics scene, should choose to focus his Birmingham Zine Festival talk on the Escape/ Fast Fiction crowd of the Eighties. But, true to form, Pete turns in a good talk, and he’s surely right to suggest that pretty much everything since has moved in their slipstream. (It would certainly be true of my efforts.)
The emergence of the British Small Press Comics scene in the early 1980s from Pete Ashton on Vimeo.