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February 10, 2016

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


By Tom Spurgeon

* the application part of the Small Press Expo exhibitor registration process begins tomorrow. Not a lot of shows offer up a significant part of their exhibition space to an open process, but the new-artist discovery of that particular show wouldn't work with a fully curated festival. If you're a young person that makes comics, I encourage you to go for it.

* Nick Sousanis will soon be stomping around the grand small city of Champaign, Illinois. You should go see him.

* finally, this looks like a potentially interesting effort to do a virtual con via video presentation in comic book shop, although I'm still a little unclear what the final product looks like. There are so many conventions now. One outcome of that is people are going to find a way to present all of them as a thing in addition to all the little battles that are occurring. One concern I see emphasized is how the convention experience can tie into an experience the other 360 days a year, and this looks to be a half-step in that direction, too, at least conceptually.
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