More reasons to go to the American Library Association Annual Conference. Seems like they have an awesome artists alley at the show. And because it’s a library association, it’s doubtful that Hollyweird will ever invade like it has with ComicCon so independent comickers won’t have to constantly compete for attention. Could be a good show to look into for next year.

Oh, and here’s Dern:


  • Kyle Wright

    Can I just say how angry it makes me that hollywood took over comic con. I’ve lived in San Diego since I was 2 and i’ve gone to comic con since I was like 5. Back when it was fucking tiny, there was actual comics EVERYWHERE, and you could even haggle. That’s right, the booths were cheap enough that you could haggle. Everyone, correction, most everyone was friendly and laid back. You weren’t rushed to try and see everything or pushed around by a mob of people. You could actually sit and have a conversation with creators about their work. Marvel and DC were like the only giant booths and they gave out free shit that actually had collector value like every 30 minutes. Swag was actual stuff you could keep and appreciate, not some shitty as postcards that end up all over the floor. Just saying…give me back my comic con.

  • http://ypcomic.com Jamie Noguchi

    Man, that sounds like an awesome time. The few times I’ve been to the show, I was working a booth so I didn’t get to see too much. But the crowds were almost unbearable.

    Still, I can’t deny wanting so very badly to come back and maybe do the artist alley.

  • Kyle Wright

    If life didn’t suck and I wasn’t poor and needing to work I would still be there every day of every year. I have an in, my friend from high school. Her mom runs the pro lounge and stuff. As long as I work one day as staff I get 4 days and a staff badge, not just volunteer. Plus I get to meet a lot of pros. I’ve met Ray Bradbury like 2-3 times and even had to escort an actor from Stargate SG-1 to the bathroom. I hate being poor…

  • Darren Gendron

    I show up in the weirdest places.

  • Darren Gendron

    Oh, also, the show changes cities every year. Next year it’s Chicago.

  • Kyle Wright

    Those webcomics you recommend in the interview are AWESOME. Thanks for the introduction. :D

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