Short Run Seattle Haul
Comics are sort of design-related, and therefore relevant to this blog, right? Right.
Last week was Short Run Seattle, a local festival celebrating comics, art, and small publishing. I've never actually had the privilege of living in a city with a comics fest (not to mention two, as there's also the Emerald City Comic Con, due in spring) so it was a real treat to attend talks and geek out at the book fair with a BUNCH of other people. I want to share the love for some old favorites and new-to-me local talent, so here's my haul:
If I had 3 wishes:
- More $$$ so that I could have bought all the things.
- There's a certain aesthetic to the stuff I walked away with; wish I had picked up a couple more of the "grotesque"-style stuff I was considering.
- That the aisles were a little bit wider, as it got a little hard to navigate around popular tables. That being said, this is a fairly new festival so their venue options might be limited. And I've never been to a comics fest before, so, what do I know?
All in all, fantastic group of exhibitors. So many awesome things to see that I think I even missed a couple (how did I miss Mare Odomo's table?!). Can't wait until next year!