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May 15, 2019

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


By Tom Spurgeon

* some nice folks at Broken Pencil do a preview of the nice show Chicago Zine Fest.

* I don't know if it's innocence or obstinance that I still get confused by multiple forms of media other than comics making up a component of a comics show. The thing is, I'm not unaware of the history, the early Comic-Con in San Diego had multiple tracks of non-comics things to do, especially movies. I'm also aware how all the nostalgia arts kind of stood next to one another behind tables for years and years before anyone thought to reconfigure in a festival sense. Still, I will always wish for comics to have a featured role, and I feel less of this from many of the latecomer shows.

* VanCAF this weekend. I'd like to go someday. That is an intensely appealing city.

* finally: voting for the Eisners continues. You should vote for all the established awards; it is required you agree with every strategy they employ. We're almost always better off as an artistic community improving and reshaping than razing and rebuilding. So much other stuff to do!
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