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Abroad’s short-term shopping list

The pandemic took so much, but it didn’t Short term.

After a three-year hiatus, organizers are finally ready to press play for the comics and arts festival’s 10th anniversary. It’s true. An indie comic book festival. In Seattle. In his 10th year. It seems like nothing lasts a decade here unless some rich person who wants to be cool drops some cash (no offense, please to contribute). But that’s not the case with Short Run – it’s all grassroots support and the grant grind.

What is the secret of their longevity?

“We don’t want to grow!!!” shouts festival general manager Kelly Froh. “We just want to be really good at what we do, giving small artists in the press the opportunity to come together, learn from each other, support each other and earn money for their work.”

Although Froh and the dozen other festival volunteers reject the unsustainable growth model, Short Run is no small feat. In addition to the large book fair, they organize events throughout the week.

On Thursday, The Grocery Studios will host a opening night featuring international talent. Friday they have workshops with guest comic strips, a screening of funny pages at The tagAnd one art exhibition with some local and national heavyweights.

And then, of course, on Saturday, the jewel in the crown: a Book Fair at the Seattle Center featuring 179 exhibitors from six different countries and 20 different states, including a strong contingent of local artists brimming with new material. Once the artists have packed the tables that night, everyone will head to the after-party at Mini Mart City Park in Georgetown, where DJ Gold Chisme will record a few records while guests do so in a photo booth of dream of Melissa Kagerer.

But if you only do one thing, do the book fair on Saturday. To help you navigate maze of exhibitors, I jotted down a small shopping list of premium tables to go through. You will find this below. If you’re looking for more tips, look for these general tips from 2015. My advice still stands.

Oh! And one more thing: Fisher Pavilion now has a new HVAC, but Short Run organizers are taking precautions to reduce the spread of the deadly respiratory virus that’s still circulating. They ask that those present be vaccinated and masked. They also ask that attendees arrive at the festival on Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. to keep the crowd under control.

Short Term Shopping List 2022

Anemone: A local risograph outlet run by Amelia and Adam Greenhall. buy one nice magazine on the climate crisis.

Anders Nilsen: If you haven’t read/experienced big questions however, then you should seriously consider doing this!!!

Anna Haifisch: The anguish of creation pushes this funny German comic strip to create many characters who also suffer under the pressure to create. You really can’t go wrong here.

Brett Hamil: The Seattle Comic and Comedian work was indispensable in breaking city politics and copaganda. He has operated at the height of his powers for the past two years.

Brittany Burton: Another local illustrator. Burton is gorgeous The portraits offer snacks, cool, colorful clothing and the occasional nod to Wes Craven’s 1996 horror franchise, Scream.

Casanova Frankenstein: Hailing from Austin, this living punk legend has stepped out with cartoonist Glenn Pearce to promote How to Make a Monster: Ugly Memories of Chicago from a South Side Escapee (Fantagraphics), which critics seem to be gobbling up. Consider In the desert if there’s a copy lying around.

CM Ruiz: You’ll be hard pressed to put down one of this Seattle comic’s super complex and fascinating. drawings.

Cold cube press: Seattle/NYC-based risograph masters release the coolest cutting-edge stuff from around the world. pick them up latest anthology and check out co-founder Aidan Fitzgerald’s book of bright and bold landscapes WWHHERRERE; his etchings make the earth look like glitches, bits of torn memories, fragments of a “place,” which landscapes are after all.

Colleen Louise Barry: The brains and brawn behind Mount Analogue, Angel Tears, Gramma and other companies. Pick up the latest collection from the local poet, Colleen. I have a reliable source that she will also write a book that tells the whole story of Insomnia in Seattle using screenshots from other movies, which I didn’t know I needed until this very moment.

Elaine Lin: One based in Seattle illustrator who worked with the stranger a lot. That’s what happens every time I go to Short Run: I go there, I stop at his table, I buy him a dog brooch with a cutter for a head, I pick up his last vibrant footprints and disordered domestic life, I come home, and I hang one on my wall.

AND Russian: The base of PNW comic book writer and graphic journalist should have a mix of all kinds of prints and comics. Pick up Catch my air and all they got.

Fantasy books: Duh.

Floating World Comics: Gotta support our friends at the comic book store Portland.

Gareth Brookes: Brookes comes to us from London as one of the special guests of Short Run this year. Her graphic novels incorporate textiles and other left-field materials as they explore the bland, violent weirdness of English suburbia. To look at The black project.

Glacier Bay Books: Independent manga publisher operating in the United States of America. Buy their latest anthology, Glaeo 3. If it’s sold out, pick up the second volume, which won an Ignatz award last year.

Greg Stump: Seasoned local illustrator who also drew a number of covers for the stranger. Pick up his last, Wry illusionsby Fantagraphics.

James the Stanton: Globular, dense, psychedelic drawings balanced by a dry humor. To buy Gnartoons.

Julia Wald: I love the way this Seattle comic and illustrator draws architecture. Short Run awarded him this year’s Dash Scholarship, which is worth $500 and a free half table at the fair. Buy his next comic, Uncle Scam’s Army Navy Surplus, which will make its debut at this festival. It was around this time that she sold surplus military outfits to preppers and neo-Nazis. Hey, it’s a life!

Lale Westvind: Award-winning, widely published comic and illustrator. Check To input from Perfectly Acceptable Press, which combines the first and second volumes of its near-futuristic tale of a woman exploring the powers of her own hands.

Lara Kaminoff: Pick up How to choose a fight of this Seattle designer, or maybe one of his wonderful and strange Illos. She also teamed up with Marie Bouassi on Help and encourage, a set of pro-choice postcards designed by a group of different artists. The funds go to North West Abortion Access Fund.

Mark Palm: Dear Departed Editor Intruder comix diary, present drawer of pleasure, pulpy comics.

Marie-Anne Carter: The director of the museum of the museum pumps gorgeous kitsch. Buy everything she has lying around.

Max Clotfelter: Goofy, slimy, great.

Megan Kelso: A Seattle staple. Take his new book, Who will make the pancakes? Watch her speak with editor-in-chief Phyllis Fletcher from 3-5:30 p.m.

Natalia Novia: Another special guest! Get lost in the weird and grimy surrealism of this Argentinian comic strip.

Nathalie Dupille: A local designer and illustrator which has been exploding for several years. Buy his book Despite U.S, and all she has lying around. I can’t get enough of his watercolor comics.

Paperweight punch: Great local risographer and printing. Prime terrain for zine hunting.

Perfectly acceptable press: This Chicago-based editor is the best risograph press in the country. I love Daria Tessler The Book of Secrets and Hiller Goodspeed pond life.

Rodger Binyone: Far, spacious Philadelphia riso.

Saoirse Alesandro: Bay Area Punk comic who enriches his autobiographical stuff with collage, messy paint, markers and crayons.