The Alternative Press Expo, or APE, is coming up this weekend in San Francisco. The show runs this Saturday and Sunday at the Concourse on 8th Street. This year’s special guests include Daniel Clowes, Lynda Barry, Tony Millionaire, Renee French, Rich Koslowski, Megan Kelso and Tommy Kovac. In addition to an exhibitor’s room packed with comics of all shapes and sizes, they also have panels, workshops and even a “speed dating” event to help pair up writers and artists.
Here's one more round of stuff to do/buy at the show. I'll be there both days and will hopefully get a chance to blog from the floor.
Kid Beowulf creator Alexis E. Fajardo will be at table #535 selling books and sculpts, as well as doing sketches, throughout the weekend. He's also hosting one of the workshops on creating comics:
Workshop, Sunday Oct, 17 3pm: Character Design in Kid Beowulf
Meet cartoonist Alexis E. Fajardo and get the inside scoop on how he creates and designs characters for his all-ages, graphic novel series Kid Beowulf. Alexis will walk through his character creation process including the research, early sketches, pencils and inks for his newest book Kid Beowulf vs. El Cid!
Fantagraphics posted today that they'll have several "display only" books at their booth, for you to look at before they're even available to buy, including new Castle Waiting and Jason.
Artist Farel Dalrymple has made last-minute plans to attend APE; he'll be at the Conundrum Press booth #312, with copies of studygroup 12.
The Graphic Novel Project
High Tech High's The Graphic Novel Project, where a team of high school students from Chula Vista, Calif. create their own comics, will have their second major issue, Nice Meeting You, Goodbye, at booth #404.