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March 27, 2014

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


By Tom Spurgeon

image* 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 and Fumetto. 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.
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