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Mini-Comics Expo

Posted on 23 January 2014 by Paige Cambern

The Mini-Comics Expo

is a traditional sequential art event for as many as 50 students to display and sell their comics and other course work.

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cannon_portrait3This year’s event will be at the new Haymans Hall on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 11:00 am – 04:00 pm, and will be visited by guest artist Kevin Cannon, author of Far Arden and Crater XV.

 

$0 – Free and open to public

 

 

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Fluke 2010

Posted on 20 April 2010 by admin

BY TAIT HOWARD
photos & captions by Jeremy Nguyen

The Fluke minicomics festival, hosted every year in Athens Georgia, is a meeting for independent comics creators and enthusiasts to buy, sell and trade comics and other ephemera. From 2002 through 2009 Fluke has been held at a venue in downtown Athens, but this year Fluke graduated to Ciné, a bar/cafe/cinema just a few blocks away from their original space. Ciné is a larger and more open venue which allowed for a better flow of traffic as well as more space for people to sell their wares.

Last year I attended fluke not knowing what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised to find everyone there to be friendly and open minded. It was a refreshing break from the usual ‘con’ atmosphere, where one can easily be bogged down in brands and marketing campaigns. This year, I attended as a vendor, and was thrilled to find the same atmosphere that had welcomed me the previous year.

To sell your work at fluke the only thing you have to do is get there first. I arrived at Ciné at around 9:30 with several friends, and ended up being at the very front of the line. We waited until 11 o’clock and then rushed in with thirty or so other people to set up our tables. The mission of fluke is to blur the lines between attendee and vendor, so anyone is welcome to set up shop as long as space is available. Having been on both sides of the table I would have to say that they succeed in this mission. A vendor at Fluke will probably at least make their entrance fee back, but making money is not the point. Fluke is a celebration of independently created and produced comics and art, which is why my favorite part of the show is trading.

I came to Fluke with 4 different minis to trade and sell and left with over 75 different comics. Each is a piece of art and I love being able to see all the hard work and love that went into each of them. Some are hand stapled and folded, some are screen-printed, some are die-cut, and all of them are representational of the person who created them.

Meeting the people that make these comics is another fantastic part. Many of the attendees are SCAD students and alumni, so if you are a student then Fluke takes on another level of importance. I was able to meet and network with people in the sequential art program at SCAD Atlanta, as well as get to know people in the Savannah department better. Talking to the people sitting at tables near mine was a great way to better understand the indie comics ‘scene’ in Athens. I got a chance to meet Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing, two of my favorite artists (and SCAD alums!), and get a copy of Secret Science Alliance signed by both of them.

Fluke is the perfect convention for anybody interested in the indie comics scene, mini comics, or self publishing and is a great way to make new friends and connections. I strongly recommend going at least once and finding out what its all about for yourself.

Waiting in Line
Waiting in line before 11 (left).
Rich Daley, Sam Wolfe Connelly, and Tait Howard, set up their table (right).

Irene and Trevor from SCAD ATL
SEQA-PJ Kevin Burkhalter shows SEQA undergrads the way of the exhibitor. (left)
(From Left: Kevin Burkhalter, Luis Echavarria, Alex Mejias, Derek Land)
Irene & Trevor from SCAD Atlanta (right).
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Tait Howard is currently a third-year undergraduate student in the Sequential Art program at SCAD. You can view his work at tin-squid.deviantart.com

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SEQA’s Mini Comics Expo!

Posted on 05 February 2010 by admin

SCAD SEQUENTIAL ART PRESENTS

A MINI-COMICS EXPO

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

AT THE PIRATE HOUSE IN SAVANNAH

Free event will include a series of comic book-making demonstrations

The SCAD Sequential Art Department will host A Mini-Comics Expo on the second floor of Pirate House, 20 East Broad Street, Savannah, on Friday, February 26, from 11am – 4pm. 

Close to 40 vendors  — students, alumni, and faculty of SCAD’s acclaimed Sequential Art department — will be on site to exhibit and sell their self-published mini-comics and zines.  This event celebrates hand-made comic-books and DIY publishing.  Other department-related publications and student anthologies will be also be available.

There will also be a series of fun and informative demonstrations led by faculty and graduate students, including drawing comics and creating and binding comic books open to kids and adults alike. 

The Expo and all the workshops are free and open to the public. 

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