APE 2008 (Alternative Press Expo)

APE 2008 (Alternative Press Expo), an independent publishing and comics conference, takes place Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco.

APE is one of the country’s largest gatherings of the best in indie comics, offering a venue for exhibitors ranging from self-publishers of minicomics to such large publishers as SLG Publishing, Fantagraphics, Drawn and Quarterly, Oni Press, Top Shelf, and many more. It offers a huge collection of some of the best indie and alternative comics material out there: graphic novels, ’zines, art books, prints, original art, and comics of every size and shape. You can’t walk through the giant APE Exhibit Hall and not be inspired to either open your wallet and buy cool stuff or go home and hunker down and create some of your own. It’s that kind of show.

Here are my photos from Alternative Press Expo 2007.

UPDATE: Here are my photos from APE 2008.

poster by Paige Braddock

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.