Oh yeah but speaking on indie comics and arts festival., this weekend THE PROJECTS kicks off in Portland, but it isn’t so much a bazaar of indie comics as a maker festival:

THE PROJECTS is a festival of experimental comics and narrative arts, happening at the IPRC and other locations in Portland, OR, on August 22-25, 2013.

4 days of workshops, exhibitions, panels, performances, projections and collaborative projects. Introducing experimental artists from comics, animation, and other narrative arts.

The festival is a free event, oriented toward creative process, idiosyncratic expression, and inspiration, leaving behind the flat model of comics as commerce.

The complete schedule can be read in the link, and includes such things as making totem poles with Bwana Spoons. Guests include C.F., Edie Fake, and the light installation group MSHR.

Sounds inspiring—and a “breakfast” hang out at 1 pm is right up our alley—we welcome any “on the scene” reports.