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August 29, 2013

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

imageBy Tom Spurgeon

* this photo of Werner Herzog at Comic-Con is indeed beautiful. I nearly ran over David Cronenberg one year in one of the back hallways after a panel. He looked not particularly happy.

* Michael Cavna talks to Oni Hartstein about Intervention, another convention with a comics component trying to steer slightly one side or the other of the traditional model.

* SPX named its final special guests -- I'm guessing they're the final special guests -- about eight, nine days ago: Adrian Tomine and Anders Nilsen. Those are both fine cartoonists.

* Comic Arts Brooklyn has a nice line-up of exhibitors, as generally strong as the BCGF that precedes them.

* also, SPX programming is up. Looks good. I'll be talking to Seth in the late afternoon on Saturday, and I hope you come. Please don't heckle. At the very least that means I have the excuse to run some Seth art along with this post. SPX will be one of four shows I'm hoping to do this Fall, health and circumstances allowing, along with MIX and CAB and the Billy Ireland thing. I'm looking forward to them all and to seeing many of you at each one. I wish had the resources and energy to do more.

* Johanna Draper Carlson wonders out loud if Wizard's announced convention film festival is workable.

* Dash Shaw writes about Frank Santoro's Pompeii in advance of their shared panel at SPX.

* a short piece from the Edinburgh Book Festival.

* finally, Rob Clough on Autoptic.
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