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I Went to Short Run

A traveling artist’s festival weekend diary.

Topics: Eroyn Franklin, festivals, Gabrielle Gamboa, Janelle Hessig, janice Headley, Jason Martin, jean de wet, John Porcellino, Jonathan Bell Wolf, Josh Simmons, Kelly Froh, Kevin Budnik, Leo Puppytime, MariNaomi, Megan Kelso, Panel Patter, Rina Ayuyang, RJ Casey, Rob Kirby, Rob McMonigal, Seattle, Short Run, Virginia Paine, Yeti Press, Yumi Sakugawa.
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SPX: The Small Press Expo, 2014

Impressions of the 20th Small Press Expo from the Festival Season authors / cartoonists / book buddies.

Topics: Andrea Tsurumi, Beth Hetland, Cara Bean, Greg Means, Jason Viola, Jeff Zwirek, Kenan Rubenstein, Kevin Czapiewski, Laura Terry, Marnie Galloway, Molly Brooks, Neil Brideau, Pranas Naujokaitis, Sam Sharpe, Tony Breed.
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The RIPE Stuff

A punk aesthetic finds a stately home at Providence’s new Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo.

Topics: Alexander Danner, Allison Schulnik, Andrew White, Cara Bean, Eleri Mai Harris, Jason Viola, Jen Tong, KC Green, Kevin Czapiewski, Kristen Lepore, Krystal DiFronzo, Peter Glantz, Providence, Providence Comics Consortium, RIPExpo, Sam Alden, Talya Modlin, Tayla Modlin, Tony Breed, Whit Taylor.
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CAKE: The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, 2013

Notes on CAKE 2013, the festival life, the relative values of sales and trades, and some killer minicomics. Also the obligatory photo parade.

Topics: Alec Longstreth, Betsey Swardlick, Caitlin Cass, Caitlin Mcgurk, Caitlin Skaalrud, CAKE, Cara Bean, Carrie Vinarsky, Edie Fake, festivals, friends, Greg Means, Jason Viola, Jeff Zwirek, Lale Westvind, Leigh Luna, Marnie Galloway, Mita Mahato, Neil Brideau, Penina Gal, sales, Sophia Wiedeman, Tony Breed, trading, Tyrell Cannon.
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Grand Comics Festival 2013, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

A rambling and pontification-laden write-up of the Grand Comics Festival, in which we gloat over a few prized trades and name-drop pretty much all of you people.

Topics: comics, festivals, Grand Comics Festival, JT Yost, Molly Brooks, Sophia Wiedeman.
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MoCCA Award recipients’ opening at SoI

Work honored with the first annual MoCCA Festival Awards of Excellence on display at the legendary Society of Illustrators in New York. Also, wine.

Topics: Andrea Tsurumi, Chapter One, Gregory Benton, Jane Mai, Kim Ku, MoCCA, Nick Offerman, Simon Arispe, Society of Illustrators, Wine.
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Book Party revisited

By all accounts and any metric, the book party went well. The wine got drunk. The jokes got laughs. The books got bought, and signed. I can’t thank you all enough for coming to play comics with us, and WORD, for giving us a basement to overrun. For those that missed it, or those eager […]

Topics: Alexander Rothman, Andrea Tsurumi, Book party, Chapter One, WORD Brooklyn.
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first fest in the second city

I just got back from the proverbially windy city and the unexpected delights of the second annual Chicago Zine Fest. Read all about it.

Topics: recommended reading.