The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Cons And Shows
By Tom Spurgeon
* here's a report from Team 2D Cloud about going to the LA Art Book Fair 2014. Those are becoming increasingly important shows for a subset of publishers.
* Scott McCloud has been announced as the first major guest for this year's Lakes International Comic Arts Festival. I think that one has a lot going for it: a festival model spread throughout a town, an experience for all the North Americans desperate to do a show in England that seems relaxed and enjoyable and values their kind of comics-making over commercial driven pop-culture expression, and fine taste in terms of who they've invited and continue to invite. I'd like to see that one myself.
* that same show has announced its initial exhibition for the festival, too, on the subject of the Great War. The British have a different orientation to that world event than those in the US tend to have.