March 27, 2014
The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Shows And Events
By Tom Spurgeon
* all eyes on Seattle
, and with that show we are officially in the 2014 convention by every measure except maybe a hardcore arts nerds one and probably by that one, too. That's a really good show, and it's a good show for comics, with a particularly strong "Artist's Alley" type presence of bunches and bunches of individual artists and self-publishers hoping to sell you work on a one-to-one basis.
* Seattle, of course, is a great comics city and a great city generally. I hope if you're going you'll take the time to wander a bit further away from the immediate area and have a nice meal or two somewhere -- Seattle does pretty well in terms of the variety of its food experiences at various levels of price. I also always recommend the Fantagraphics store
over in Georgetown if you have access to wheels. I hope to write something a bit more formal to sit on the site tomorrow. Be safe, have fun.
* as harassment issues have become an issue this year, I'm going to try and remember to post links to various shows' anti-harassment policies the week before. Here's ECCC's
. I'm not the person best suited to figure out what makes a good one of those, but I like the mix of serious intent and declaration that a wide variety of consequences may come into play.
* next weekend is MoCCA
. I've written almost nothing about Fumetto this year, but it looks as solid and intriguing as usual. Nobrow will be one of the featured elements there.
* Brian Cremins went to the Chicago 'Zine Fest and would like you to know about it
* finally, FLUKE would like you to know who's going to be there this year
. That is an ideal smaller-city arts-oriented comics show.
posted 1:25 am PST
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