Beans, Greens, and a Snake in the Garden

Folk symbology and the indispensable perils of growth in Sophia Wiedeman’s The Lettuce Girl.

Topics: coming-of-age, folklore, folktales, growth, motherhood, Sophia Wiedeman, symbology, The Lettuce Girl.

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.

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.