New York Comic-Con isn’t the only comics show going on this weekend—and some would say it isn’t even the comickest. That designation might go to this year’s Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco. Guests include Sergio Aragones, Miriam Libicki, Jim Woodring, Ben Katchor, and all three Hernandez brothers, who are completing a triumphant 30th Anniversary Tour. There’s lots more going on, but we’ll direct you to JK Parkin’s excellent news round-up. There’s an after party tomorrow night at the Isotope, as well as a Love and Rockets 30th Anniversary Party at the Cartoon Art Museum that night. Perhaps Jim Woodring will bring out his giant pen.
With WonderCon’s status next year up in the air, APE perhaps gains a bit more attention as the premier Bay Area comics event of the year; there will certainly be enough great cartoonists on hand to justify that space.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.