The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Shows And Events
By Tom Spurgeon
* it's all MoCCA all the time now: go here for an easy list of ramp-up events and we'll have a bit of a preview tomorrow. I hope everyone is having fun and not doing anything that puts them in danger. Big city, that New York.
* Ontario's London Free Presstakes note of not one but two comics-related events in their city this year. I imagine a lot of cities are coming to grips with how they're being hit with this explosion of interest in comics shows, and that they're comics towns of some sort after all.
* here's a report from a small press show in Indiana that I didn't know about. It took place at a Radisson near the airport, which is the kind of place back-issues-only style cons took place in the 1980s. The report is a classic confirm-friendships-made-online style piece. I don't even have a clue as to what that scene is like, but there are cartoonists just about everywhere now.
* finally, I want to mention the current crowd-funder on behalf of the Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning; let's do it through Alan Gardner's endorsement. I love any show a little bit already when they take place in towns that don't naturally occur to me as festival-hosting cities.