Comic-Con International presents APE 2009 (Alternative Press Expo), an independent publishing and comics conference that takes place October 17-18 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Here’s a list of APE exhibitors and full schedule, including special guests.
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 a few photos I shot at APE 2008.