Alternative Comic Conference in San Francisco


Comic-Con International is hosting its annual Alternative Press Conference this year in San Francisco from November 1 – 3. Known affectionately as APE, the conference is widely expected to be the biggest venue in the US for indie comics, graphic novels, zines and original small press art.

This year’s special guests include:

  • Jessica Abel, cartoonist and author of the graphic novel La Perdida.
  • Paige Braddock, creator of Jane’s World and creative director for Charles Schulz’s (Peanuts) studio in Santa Rosa.
  • Megan Kelso, author of Squirrel Mother and Girlhero.
  • Matt Madden, whose graphic novels include Black Candy and A Fine Mess.

APE founder Dan Vado has commented: “I started the APE because I felt that there was a need for a convention where the artists doing interesting work can display and promote themselves without having to drown out a 50 million watt display by some huge publisher.”

This is the place to be for small press comics!


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