mandatoryrollercoaster:

APE 2014 Postmortem 

There’s nothing quite like the Alternative Press Expo. Despite receiving almost no attention or promotion from its parent company, Comic-Con International (yes, “that” Comic-Con) it is still San Francisco’s best showcase for independent comic creators.

This was my third year exhibiting, and while the new venue took some getting used to, the show was as good as its ever been. I shared a table with the talented and charming James Lantz, met the amazing C. M. Butzer and Megan Lynn Kott and even got to kick it with Mel from Cake & Comix, my table-mate from last year.

Every time I visit San Francisco it seems like there are fewer artists and 24 hour donut shops and more and more Office Space dot com guys and overpriced boutique artisanal toast shops. But the city still smells like urine and weed and that’s something not even Mark Zuckerberg and his $10 million Mission District house can change.

Anyway, I have a handful of 8.5x11” prints leftover that I’m going to be putting up in my online shop, so keep an eye out for those. 

APE 2014

englishmansdcc:

APE: Comic-Con International hands administration of Alternative Press Expo back to event founder Dan Vado

icon - alternative press expo thumbnailBleeding Cool reports that exhibitors at this weekend’s Alternative Press Expo, held this year at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California, have been informed that…

It’s official, APE is no longer part of Comic-Con International.

henchman21:

APE 2014 267 on Flickr.

Attended APE (Alternative Press Expo) this weekend in San Francisco.  This year the event was held at a new location, the Fort Mason Center.  We drove in over the Bay Bridge and found easy parking along the marina.  The Festival Pavilion was a short walk away.  Food trucks were on hand, and there is a Safeway located about a block away, with a nearby park.

The arrangement inside was good, with plenty of room between the rows of tables for people to maneuver.  The side doors were open, allowing people to go outside for fresh air, with great views of the Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf/Pier 39. 

We came back with a good haul of prints and commissions.  Overall, we liked the new location, and are looking forward to going back next year.

mad-goggled-girl:

APE Haul 2014
From top left to right:
Reve Rouille 2 by Pepper-Tea
Chip and Dale by ThousandSkies
Original Kiki mini painting by Jaina Park
Princess Nick Original Sketch by Shaneon K. Garrity
Husky Pillow by ThousandSkies
I also got a League of Batgirls Print, but got no card for who bought it :( . And  Batgirl print from Babs Tarr. And another print from Thousand Skies but parents bought those from me for presents. Oh, and a present for a friend, but she follows me!

APE SWAG

mad-goggled-girl:

APE Haul 2014

From top left to right:

Reve Rouille 2 by Pepper-Tea

Chip and Dale by ThousandSkies

Original Kiki mini painting by Jaina Park

Princess Nick Original Sketch by Shaneon K. Garrity

Husky Pillow by ThousandSkies

I also got a League of Batgirls Print, but got no card for who bought it :( . And  Batgirl print from Babs Tarr. And another print from Thousand Skies but parents bought those from me for presents. Oh, and a present for a friend, but she follows me!

APE SWAG