Queen Mum

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CAPTION 2012 is nearly upon us! Old hands will already know most or all of the following, but a few reminders:

CAPTION will once again be at the East Oxford Community Centre, on the corner of Princes Street and Cowley Road in Oxford (postcode OX4 1HU).
  • There is free parking in streets adjacent to the venue but only for a couple of hours, so to be on the safe side, if you're driving, there are car parks on Union Street, OX4 1JP (2 streets away) and off St Clements, opposite The Old Black Horse, OX4 1DS (4 streets away) at approx. £1/hr
  • If you're coming by 'Oxford Tube' bus, there's a stop on St Clements, five mins walk from Caption.
  • If you're coming by train, it's about half an hour walk to Caption, or the number 5 bus from the train station will take you right down Cowley Road to the venue.
  • The bar at the Community Centre opens at 10am for drinks and noon for booze.
More venue information is also available on the CAPTION website: http://caption.org/2012/venue

If you're in Oxford on the Friday night, we're having an informal meet and greet at the nearby Angel and Greyhound Pub from 8pm - http://www.youngs.co.uk/pub-detail.asp?PubID=355 - they stop serving food at 8.30pm, so if you come along and are peckish, order when you arrive!

If you have a blog, facebook or twitter presence, it would be fantastic if you could mention Caption over the next week, so we can get as many visitors as possible - the programme, if you'd like to link to it, is here:  http://caption.org/2012/programme

See you next weekend!
Queen Mum

Comic Gosh!p at Caption 2012

The gents from the Comic Gosh!p comic book reading group (that takes place every month at Gosh! London) will running one of their very popular sessions at this year's Caption. On the table will be Maus by Art Spiegelman and My Cardboard Life by Philippa Rice. A study in contrasts! Bring your own copies of these books along and join in the discussion on the Sunday.

Maus: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Complete-MAUS-Art-Spiegelman/dp/0141014083/ref=tmm_pap_title_0/277-8563511-8750147
My Cardboard Life: http://mycardboardlife.bigcartel.com/product/my-cardboard-life-book-pre-order
Comic Gosh!p: http://thinkingcomics.blogspot.co.uk/
  • jinty

CAPTION2012: Summer Special! Now 18th and 19th August

CAPTION2012 is go! We're back in the same friendly venue - East Oxford Community Centre - with this year's theme of SUMMER SPECIAL. Think bumper fun, think favourite characters together in mad one-off stories, think Marval swimsuit specials (or rather, don't!).

We've had to move the date again from July to the 18th and 19th of August, for which apologies are due: this is the last such change, we promise.
lady grace

Podcasts Featuring Caption

 Alex Fitch has let us know about this week's radio show::

On air:

Panel Borders: Comic Book Caption(s)
Starting a month of shows about comic book shops, we have three interviews recorded at Oxford’s small press comics convention ‘Caption’. Alex Fitch talks to Doctor Who comic illustrator Al Davison, who runs a graphic novels and art supply shop in Coventry and to former Gay Comics writer Will Morgan, one of the proprietors of a comic book shop in Putney which specialises in classic British titles. Also, 2000AD artist P.J. Holden is interviewed by comics journalist Matt Badham, about the shops he frequented while growing up in Belfast.

5pm, Thursday 04/08/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

You can also listen to previous podcasts featuring Caption:

Interview with Selina Lock, Jeremy Day and Philippa Rice is here:

Melinda Gebbie talking about her work is here:

Hope to see lots of you over the weekend!
lady grace

Austerity Caption (2011) Schedule of Events


In the evening you will find some Caption Committee Members and Caption attendees at the Angel & Greyhound Pub


10.00 Doors open

10.00 - 12.00 Meet and Greet

10.30 - 12.00 Broken Picture Telephone game with Alex Williams

11.30 - 13.00 Reuse/Recycle/Regurgitate Workshop with Jeremy Day

12.00 Bar opens!

13.00 - 14.00 Paul Gravett: A Year in the Life interviewed by David O'Connell

14.15 - 15.15 Paul Grist: From New Eden to Castletown interviewed by Jay Eales

15.30 - 16.30 Blue Lou Art Workshop with Lou McKeever

16.45 - 17.45 Caption Art Auction with proceeds to the Caption Warchest

18.00 - 19.00 INJ Culbard: Mountain of Madness interviewed by Paul Gravett

19.00 - 21.00 Dinner Break

21.00 - 22.00 Reduced Heroes Quiz with Teeny Titan Tony Hitchman

23.00 Doors close


10.00 Doors open

11.00 - 11.30 Sustainable Creativity with Michael Nobbs (virtually) & Selina Lock

11:45 - 12.45 Spoonbard versus Autojoy Paul Duffield vs Kate Brown, referee: Alex Fitch

13.00 - 14.30 Less Is More: Minimalist Art Workshop with Al Davison

14.45 - 15.45 Comics on the Ration LIVE! Paul Rainey, Rol Hirst, Rob Wells, Steve Miller

*** If you have comics and loot to reclaim from the Caption Table, can you please do so before 5 o’clock, to speed up the tidying up process ***

16.00 - 17.30 By Hook or By Crook - Alternative Methods of Funding/ Printing Mega Panel Paul Grist, Paul Duffield, Kate Brown,Andy Luke, Deirdre Ruane, Charles Cutting, Blue Lou and Matt Dyson. Jenni Scott (Moderator)

17.30 Doors close on another Caption!

Please note this is a draft schedule and may change on the day.

*Edited & updated Friday 29th July*
lady grace

Countdown to Caption: 16 days to go...

 The Time & Date:
10am - 11pm on Saturday 6th August.
10am - 5.30pm Sunday 7th August.
Bar opens at 12noon!

The Place:
East Oxford Community Centre
44b, Princes St, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1DD

See the new Caption map (courtesy of Neill Cameron):
Caption Map 2011

The Price:
£5 per day, pay on the door.

The People:
Blue Lou, INJ Culbard, Jeremy Day, Paul Gravett, Charles Cutting, Paul Rainey, Rol Hirst, Rob Wells, Paul Grist, Paul Duffield, Kate Brown, Alex Fitch, Andy Luke, Al Davison, Tony Hitchman & all you lovely attendees.

The T-Shirt:
Pre-order your Austerity Caption t-shirt, "Comics will set you free!" designed by David O'Connell

How we're kicking things off:

Reuse, Recycle, Regurgitate with Jeremy Day

Which comics would you put in the blue box? From old favourites to
comics you wish had never been born, bring along dupes, copies or even
originals to be modified and mutilated in this open-access, drop-in
drop-out collage workshop -- no art skills required. Join us as we
remake comics history into brave new works of weird and twisted

Hope to see you there! Any questions just email us at caption@caption.org