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August 24, 2016

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


By Tom Spurgeon

* here's a straight-faced retelling of last weekend's Wizard show in Chicago, without any mention of the gun seller exhibitor and a lot of play given the Captain American shields they give out to local heroes at every show. I held one of those shields in Columbus from some nice man that wanted people to hold it. It was very sturdy. That show is moving to even later in the summer next year, August 24-27.

* seemed like there were a bunch of stories out there about comics shows I haven't been tracking. Fort Collins. Frome, Somerset. Columbia.

* Palm Springs I've heard of. Maybe not both of them but at least one of them. That seems like you could have a pretty good convention there if someone pumped money into it.

* you can spend a few weeks this Fall learning about Daniel Clowes from the Mitchell & Webb of modern cartooning, Dave Lasky and Greg Stump. Someday I will take one of their classes...

* think I'll take a little break tomorrow from organizing a con and play this game about organizing a con.

* Marc Bernardin has some words of wisdom for what to do after you've hit a con and used it to seek work. That's always a great idea for an article. Even if you don't have work to do, I always feel like comics people zone out a bit until after New York Comic-Con.

* finally, Tom Gauld did a nice-looking program cover for thise year's Small Press Expo (SPX). That's it below.

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