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June 22, 2017


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

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By Tom Spurgeon

* this weekend is much more quiet than last weekend, but last weekend was probably the busiest single weekend of the year. I hope to fully catch up by Sunday with the stuff I've gleaned staring at that full calendar.

* this music/comics festival is coming up. I don't know how those two mix -- you attend music shows mostly for performance and you attend comics shows mostly for consumer opportunities -- but the contrast in the might play well. I can't imagine doing as many shows as someone like Cameron Stewart seems to do, and I don't even work at the shows I attend.

* one of the great things about San Diego Con is that it forces comics professionals to deal with their place in the wider entertainment industry firmament, hopefully in a positive way. I look at an article like this one so obsessed with celebrity and spectacle it suggests standing around outdoors and hanging out in hotel lobbies as a way to pass time, and I can't imagine giving up my show of cartoonists panels, old funnybooks and getting to see speak at least three or four legends of an art form I love.

* finally, I suppose that "comic con" could be a theme for your non-related business to embrace. Why not?
 
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