THE EVENT: The Alternative Press Expo (APE), America’s largest gathering of fans of alternative and self-published comics, is getting ready to hit the Bay area once again, with a great list of guests and nonstop fun for two full days. Located in San Francisco’s Concourse Exhibition Center, the 14th annual APE takes place Saturday, April 21, through Sunday, April 22, 2007. Last year over 4,800 people attended the underground event.
HIGHLIGHTS: The annual event salutes the independent comic spirit, and features panels and programming with some of the top creative talent and rising stars working in comics today, plus hundreds of artists and independent publishers. The event is more funky flea market than traditional exhibit hall filled to the rafters with some of the best and most cutting edge comics, art, books, and fanzines.
SPECIAL GUESTS (for a complete guest list visit www.comic-con.org)
Art Spiegelman, the legendary comics creator who started in underground comics, Pulitzer Prize winning creator of Maus: A Survivor’s Tale.
Francoise Mouly, co-creator of the comics anthology RAW and art editor at The New Yorker Magazine.
Hope Larson, one of the most promising cartoonists in comics, started out on the web comics site Girlamatic.
Brian Lee O’Malley, creator of the Scott Pilgrim series and winner of numerous awards.
Gene Yang, started as a self publisher, his latest graphic novel American Chinese was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.
Kevin Huizenga, Ignatz Award winner for Outstanding Story for Ganges #1
Karl Christian Krumpholz, writer & artist of the comic series Byron.
Saturday, April 21: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 22: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Concourse Exhibition Center, 620 7th Street, San Francisco.
ADMISSION: At-the-door prices: Two-day: $10; One-day (Saturday or Sunday): $7.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.comic-con.org