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April 3, 2014

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.

* early registration for this year's Comics & Medicine conference is about to end.

* Ontario's London Free Press takes 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.

* Conundrum Press has announced its Spring events, including a stop at a convention with which I'm unfamiliar: the Stockholm International Comics Festival.

* it looks like registration is open for Thought Bubble.

* 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.
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