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November 15, 2017

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


By Tom Spurgeon

* so I spent last weekend at the new CAB. Very good show, and very promising in terms of it having another long cycle of shows. No one missed the Church that I spoke to, and comics fans are so ruthlessly nostalgic I thought at least a few people would be. The Pratt campus worked out great -- both the auditorium and the hall in which the exhibitors were found were nice facilities with room to grow. I had a good time talking to Chris Ware, and watching my peers Nicole Rudick and Paul Karasik handle their business with Emil Ferris and a group of Pratt graduates (Kuper, Griffith, Deitch). Pretty good business on the floor. I actually followed Robert Boyd around the show floor for a bit watching him buy art because I can't really afford a lot of it right now.

* the big appeal of a New York show is going to New York, so I hope we always have at least the three current major options and a few oddballs along the way. I will go every year.

* finally, here's a poster for an SPX at that month-long comics festival affiliated with the San Mateo library.

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