August 15, 2013
The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Cons, Shows, Events
By Tom Spurgeon
* Autoptic, Autoptic, Autoptic
. I have been trying and failing to write a serious article about Autoptic for about six weeks now -- sorry, Zak; Sorry, Tom -- and hopefully I will have something up today. If you're anywhere in the region, I hope you're considering a trip to the show this Sunday. If you haven't considered a trip, I'd suggest maybe considering one now. If Minneapolis weren't only slightly less expensive to get to from the Southwest than Toronto, I'd be there myself. Minneapolis is a great comics city and deserves a first-rate alt-comics show. This could be it.
* a photo array from a Chuck Forsman signing in Brooklyn
* the belle of the ball this week is a two
convention report from the Wizard World Chicago -- or whatever they're calling the Old Chicago Show now -- by Sean Kleefeld. Signage is so important and so underrated. I am a big fan of signage. My family and I get together at Thanksgiving and talk about signage. Signage, signage, signage.
* Colleen Frakes is taking commissions pre-SPX
-- I bet a lot of your favorite small pressers are.
* here's a write up on a recent, semi-sprawling conversation on how to sue digital means to do store and convention appearances, basically to lower costs. I'm all for convention appearances and for lowering costs, although I'm always a bit confused when comics creators talk about conventions as if public appearances should be profitable.
* Chris Pitzer enthuses over SPX
* Shannon Smith reports from a small comics show
* comics and related-book launches don't look like I remember them looking
, and, you know what? Good.
* attend the festival/buy the shoe
* finally, you might want to bookmark the debuts page
at the SPX site.
posted 1:25 am PST
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