Sunday, November 12, 2017

Short Run Comix and Arts Festival

As part of my trip to Seattle last weekend for ICAF, the International Comics Art Forum, I made my way out to Seattle Center for the Short Run Comix and Arts Festival.

I was amazed and delighted at just how many independent comics creators were there selling their work, and thoroughly pleased to see such a huge turnout of people checking out the event.

The highlight for me was the artists' talks, starting with Emil Ferris and Leela Corman. I'm a big fan of Ferris's My Favorite Thing is Monsters, so it was great to get some insights into her creative process.

This was followed by a talk with Joe Sacco and Jesus Cossio about comics journalism, which was fascinating.

I also managed to get my copy of Bitch Planet signed by Kelly Sue DeConnick before her talk, which has the best inscription ever:

 ...All in all an amazing event. I've always loved Seattle! So if you ever get a chance to visit while Short Run is on then you simply have to swing by.

Blair Davis, PhD

Author & Editor

Blair Davis is an Associate Professor of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.


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