Thursday, March 5, 2015

2015 FLUKE press release!

Contact: Robert Newsome / / 706-614-3499

This year’s FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival, sponsored by Bizarro Wuxtry, Flagpole Magazine, Inch-High Button Guy, Sequential Artists Workshop, and Top Shelf Productions will take place on Saturday, April 11th at The 40 Watt Club, 285 West Washington Street, Athens GA from 11:00 AM until 6 PM.  Admission for the public is $2.00 per person.
Exhibitor table spaces for FLUKE 2015 are now sold out. It is possible that a very small number of additional exhibition spaces will be made available. Those wishing to obtain one of these potential spaces should watch for an announcement on FLUKE’s website.
With gratitude, we acknowledge our sponsors.
Athens’ downtown comics shop boasts a staggering array of alternative comics and zines, as well as a friendly and extremely knowledgeable staff. There are also lots of toys, models, cards, clothes and vintage delights to enjoy as well. Peter Bagge once featured the store in an issue of “HATE,” and has referred to it as “the funkiest business establishment I have ever seen.”
Athens’ alternative weekly is a much loved and used source of information on local music, film, art, food and politics, all delivered with a real sense of ownership and advocacy for our fair city.
Inch-High Button Guy produces the finest original designs in buttons for any occasion, available in a variety of sizes and styles. The buttons are available at Bizarro Wuxtry and at special events.
The Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW) is a non-profit organization based in Gainesville, Florida dedicated to the prosperity and promotion of comic art and artists, offering instruction in comic art, graphic novels and visual storytelling. SAW’s mission is to nurture and educate tomorrow’s generation of visual storytellers, to support creative investigation, exploration and excellence in cartooning and comic art, and to promote literacy in sequential and comic art in today’s culture.
Since 1997, Top Shelf Productions has produced a wide range of handsomely designed craft comics. Based in Marietta, Ga. with offices across the country, their catalog includes work by Craig Thompson, Andy Runton, James Kochalka, Bob Callahan and Spain – plus many more.
FLUKE is a mini-comic festival that has been organized by Athens-area comic artists, underground publishers and their enthusiasts since 2002. Conceived as a venue for the discussion and exchange of timely ideas related to mini-comics, ‘zines, and other independent publications, FLUKE is not a large comic convention or merchandising-saturated extravaganza. This isn't to say we don't like our share of stuff—'cause we do. However, we have kept the organization of the event as simple as possible to ensure that it remains focused on work and ideas rather than merchandising.

Digital images available on request
FLUKE online:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

FLUKE 2015 Pre-Registration: SOLD OUT

So, FLUKE pre-registration spaces sold out.

That went fast.

We're still pretty shocked by it.

Email Robert at secondperiod [at] gmail if you want to get on the waiting list. We can't make any promises, but spaces have opened up between pre-registration and the even every year since we started reserving space in advance.


FLUKE 2015 Registration is OPEN!

FLUKE 2015 Registration is OPEN!

Go get it!

Monday, January 19, 2015


We're opening table pre-registration on Saturday the 24th at 10:00 AM.

We’re running FLUKE registration through this year. Which means you have to have a PayPal account to register.

We understand that this may not be possible for everyone, so if you don’t have one and aren’t able to set one up, PLEASE get in touch.

Please contact Robert at secondperiod [at] gmail this week BEFORE registration opens on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Pre-registration for FLUKE 2015 will open at 10:00am on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Mark your calendars!

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Michelle Chidester admiring the FLUKE cake before the show started.

Shannon Smith waiting for the tables to be set up while watching FLUKE coordinator Robert Newsome test out the FLUKE megaphone. That's right. FLUKE has a bullhorn.

Wes Brooks, Rich Tommaso, Amy Plasman, J. Chris Campbell, and Jason Horn at the start of the show.

Joey Weiser and David Mack in the official cutting ceremony of the FLUKE cake.

The Dollar Bin's Adam Daughhetee.

The show in full swing. Pretty good turnout for a chilly rainy day. 

Drew Weing. He was happy with the cake. That's all that matters. 

Henry Eudy fleeing with a slice of cake. I'm kind of okay with a majority of people looking at recaps of FLUKE thinking it was a comics related birthday party. It's sort of what it is anyway.

FLUKE attendees, etc.

J. Chris Campbell (left) and other people (the rest of the photo)

Adam Casey (foreground)

Inching towards the end of the day. 

Joey Weiser (left) with Adam and Shawn Daughhetee at Drew & Eleanor's house after FLUKE.