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November 29, 2012

The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Cons, Shows, Events


By Tom Spurgeon

* I'm pretty sure I hadn't seen this announcement for next April's FLUKE, even though it's been up for a while. I always forget about FLUKE, just generally.

* that smaller show in North Carolina from a bit back set attendance records.

* there is a bunch of stuff up now at the Angouleme Festival site, and not just the official selections. One of the shows for this year's event is focused on Brecht Evens and the young Flemish cartoonists. That looks good.

* two photo galleries from the Fantagraphics retail space.

* I'm sort of charmed by this small, Christmas-related comics convention being held this weekend in Ontario. Really focused specialty conventions are going to be a bigger and bigger thing over the next five years. That includes conventions around single artists, single themes, single geographical locations and those tied into holidays or events.

* finally, Andy Brown from Conundrum sent along this fun report from Expozine, a report that includes a bunch of pictures like the one below of Michel Rabagliati, Nina Bunjevac and Salgood Sam. My goodness there are a lot of shows now.

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