Stumptown Comics Fest 2009 takes place April 18 & 19 at Lloyd Center Doubletree hotel in Portland, OR. Here’s this year’s schedule and list of exhibitors.
The Stumptown Comics Fest was started almost on a whim in 2004 by a small group of Portland-area cartoonists lamenting the lack of local convention-style outlets. While there were certainly other comic book shows in town, there weren’t any that gave much attention to the artists themselves. The dream was to design a festival with the creators as its focus, rather than dealers and work-for-hire publishers.