Be part of the show!
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.
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.
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 2018 have closed.
All applicants will receive confirmation of exhibition space no later than 1st October.
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!
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!
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 packages.
Indie Comic Con is proudly sponsored by:
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
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.
Comic Art Space
Become a comic creator in our Comic Art Space where we will have art materials available for you to create your own comics. Try designing a unique character, writing a comic script or drawing your own comic page.
We'll be hosting a exhibition of risograph prints by Tree Paper Comics. You'll find a collecton of prints by various artists exploring the local Melbourne indie scene through the art of riso.
Bring your comic art and scripts on the day for a complimentary portfolio reveiw by The Comic Doctor. Whether you're an emerging creator or a seasoned professional, don't miss this opportunity to have your work critiqed. Portfolio reveiw will be available between 1-3pm. Sign up early to avoid disappointment.
Need a break from all the bustle? Take a load off in our library lounge where you can relax, enjoy a snack or beverage and read some comics. We'll have a big stack of local indie comics and zines available for you to explore.
Prizes & Activities
Explore the festival through our scavenger hunt- you'll need your wits about you to follow the clues and complete the search! Pick up a scavenger hunt form from the Indie Comic Con table. Once you've completed it, return it for a prize!
Hidden amongst the artist alley are several Golden Tickets. Purchase an item from any exhibitor for a chance at collecting one. Return it to the Indie Comic Con table and claim a pack of goodies!
Book into one of our workshops and learn all about the craft of making comics! Our workshops are taught by creators who know first-hand what it takes to put together successful comics, zines, & graphic novels. Spots are limited so get in early and take a step towards a new creative project. Click on a workshop to learn more.
We're inviting visitors to cosplay their favourite Australian independent comic characters. And to celebrate, we will be giving away some great prizes for the best dressed on the day!
Not sure where to start? Check out our Cosplay Look Book featuring some characters to get your imagination going. This is just the tip of the iceberg and there are many more awesome Aussie indie comic characters to choose from.
To be eligible for the cosplay competition, participants must be dressed as an Aussie indie comic character. To enter, register at the Indie Comic Con table on the day of the event and have your photo taken by one of our volunteers. We'll announce the winners later in the day. Be sure to read our cosplay guidelines before you start designing.