While NY Geeks Out Next Weekend, So Cal Goes Punk


Not going to NYCC this year? Sure you could spend hours hunched over the computer waiting for the latest news to come out of the Javits center or if you like a little punk rock with your reading you can spend that Saturday enjoying a full day of art, literature, and music in San Bernardino CA […]

24 Hours of International Comics: Eurocomics – Network of European Comic Festivals Founded

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While doing research on my German comics article, I discovered an interesting press release in the Erlangen Comics Salon website.  The news?  Five comics cultural festivals[1] in Europe have formed an organization to better network and promote comics in Europe, to be known as EUROCOMICS – European Comic Festivals Association.  Le Festival international de la bande […]

ELCAF Previews Night: Kristyna Baczynski’s ‘A Measure of Space’


Astounding designer and comic-maker Kristyna Baczynski will be at ELCAF, debuting what look to be a number of new pieces. One will be her zine ‘Intrepid’ which she says mixes a short existential story with “jungle girl drawings”. Which, now there’s a combination nobody could refuse, right? She’ll also be launching a new comic called […]

ELCAF Previews Night: Ricky Rouse Has A Gun

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Launching early for ELCAF (the full release isn’t slated until September), Jörg Tittel and John Aggs’ book ‘Ricky Rouse Has A Gun’ will be on offer at the SelfMadeHero booth. Possibly the most likely comic ever to get sued by Disney, the book takes aim at a certain familiar rodent, and the rest of his crew.

The Lakes Comic Festival Gets Everything Right


Last weekend I headed south for Kendal, a bustling town in the beautiful Lake District of England for a comics festival with a difference. The Lakes International Comic Art Festival fully embraced a European (Angoulême) approach to the medium, with the whole town celebrating the weekend of events, and perhaps consequently drawing a much more […]

BCGF Co-Founder Announces New Brooklyn Comics Festival


Following the news earlier this year that the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is now no more, it appears a new festival has just been announced to take its place – presented by Desert Island Comics (and therefore BCGF cofounder Gabe Fowler), this will be The Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival. 

The Beat’s Timely On-Time Not Late ELCAF Report


Last weekend saw the second ELCAF take place in London, an indie comic festival which headlined with publishers Nobrow, SelfMadeHero, and Blank Slate. It was a popular event, drawing in a large crowd eager to see the latest self-published or small-press comics and graphic novels. Figuring that maybe there was something to this whole ‘independent […]

Autoptic Festival: official poster, more guests announced


We promised to keep you updated and so here we are with more details and updates from the new Minneapolis-based comics/art/music festival, Autoptic. Back in February,when the festival was initially announced, the only special guest known to be attending was Jamie Hernandez. Well, Autoptic have been steadily adding to that list, with Marc Bell, Genevieve Castree, […]