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October 5, 2017

Festivals Extra: Big Names In Vermont, Brighton

* David Shrigley has been named guest director of the 2018 Brighton Festival. I'm sure something similar to this has happened before now -- a cartoonist or visual artist who works in comparable visual art being named to such a position at a general arts show -- but I'm not sure another example springs to mind.

* not sure exactly how this happened, but NYCC is pretty much the publishing announcements show of the moment. It makes sense that 2018 would line up with a previous year's October in terms of what's ready to be publicized, and you're Christmas-adjacent there for remaining 2017 hype, but I'm sure there other factors in play. I wish there were fewer books being announced right now, and more support for existing ones, but that's just me.

* finally, check out the 1, 2, 3 of keynote presentations at this event in Vermont. Crazy.
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