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August 10, 2016

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


By Tom Spurgeon

* Roq la Rue, RIP. That was a very comics-friendly gallery back when that was a super-rare thing.

* for no particular reason I can ascertain, I failed to list Safari Festival in my you-should-go guide until I was shamed into doing it yesterday. You should check it out; looks like a lot of fun.

* The Beat has a short piece up testing the wind for "Comic-Con will move" drama, and has to wet their finger to detect anything of importance. I think the show is settled into there in a way that it wouldn't work the same way anywhere else. Vegas seems a non-option because of the heat and because cost-conscious fans would have to actively resist the city's many inducements to spend, and my hunch is that people in LA would rather have that sense of a sabbatical and take meetings in San Diego than take them up in LA. It's expensive now, but maybe that's just our expensive show.

* SPX has added Sophie Goldstein, Roger Langridge and Steffen Kverneland. This is added to a stellar line-up of Daniel Clowes, Lisa Hanawalt, Tom Gauld, Aimé de Jongh, Pascal Girard, Cyril Pedrosa, Jeffrey Brown, Trina Robbins, Charles Burns, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Sarah Glidden, Carol Tyler, Jim Woodring, Drew Friedman, Ed Piskor and Joe Sacco.

* finally, I like this festival poster.
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