Little Deer Comics is a small press comics market table, starting in 2019 at The Dublin Comic Arts Festival and other local Dublin markets with the goal of expanding the self published and small press comic book presence in Dublin and hopefully grow the audience as well.

Little Deer is run by Matthew Melis, founder and organizer of The Dublin Comic Arts Festival.
Matt is a member of the Stray Lines comic collective.


Small press comics can be a nebulous term in the comic book world. They can be as small as a photocopied zine and as big as Raina Telgemeier's Smile. I generally use the term to mean creator-owned, independent comics. They can be handmade, self-published or released by small press publishers.


In 2019 I will be importing and selling hard to find (in Dublin) self published and small press comics. The Little Deer shop will start as a market table at DCAF and other local Dublin markets. If that's successful, then there will be more markets and pop-up shops and eventually, down the line, a retail shop.


Little Deer's ultimate goal is a small, cheap, permanent retail space in the Stoneybatter neighborhood of Dublin. For sale or lease. Please contact us with any leads littledeercomics@gmail.com


Please send all enquiries to littledeercomics@gmail.com

Find Little Deer around the internet @littledeercomics on Instagram and Facebook and @littledeercmx on Twitter