APE (Alternative Press Expo) 2005

Alternative Press Expo

APE (Alternative Press Expo) 2005 takes place this weekend, Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. APE is the weird little baby brother to Comic-Con and WonderCon, with its focus being on underground and independent publishing.

APE celebrates the incredible spirit of self-publishing and the alternative comics press. The exhibit hall features an unbelievable mix of new and old comics, mini-comics, zines, art books, original art and much more.

Laughing Squid will be at APE sharing a table with Attaboy’s Yumfactory. Stop by to say hello and pickup some Laughing Squid stickers and post cards (including new ones from Jim Blanchard, Dan James and Aaron Blecha). You can find us at tables 350 & 351.

Some other friends of Laughing Squid who will be exhibiting at APE include: Last Gasp, AK Press, Jim Blanchard, Aaron Blecha (Monster Squid), Cartoon Art Museum, City Lights Books, Devon Devereaux, Shaenon K. Garrity (Narbonic), Charles Gatewood, Joshua Ellingson, Brandon Hanvey (The Geekout), Dan James (Ghostshrimp), Keith Knight, Steve Leialoha, Manic D Press, Alex Pardee (EyeSuck Ink), Jesse Reklaw, RE/Search Publications and STRANGEco

Oh yeah, here are some photos I shot at last year’s APE 2004.

UPDATE: Here are my photos from this year’s APE.

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.