FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Robert Newsome - firstname.lastname@example.org / 706-614-3499
TENTH ANNUAL FLUKE MINI-COMICS FESTIVAL – APRIL 23rd, 2011
This year’s FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival, sponsored by Bizarro Wuxtry, Top Shelf Productions, AdHouse Books, Flagpole Magazine and Inch-High Button Guy, will take place on Saturday, April 23rd 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.
Tables and spaces will be provided for mini-comic artists and distributors on a first-come, first-served basis. All attendees are welcome to bring enough work to fill a small (3' x 4') table space. The cost for this exhibition space will be $8.00, collected at the door. In the interest of providing display space for as many artists as possible, attendees may not use more than one table. Large displays and booths are not permitted at FLUKE, so please do not bring them. You will be asked to keep them in your vehicle.
With gratitude, we acknowledge our sponsors.
Bizarro Wuxtry (http://www.wuxtryrecords.com/bizarro.html)
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.”
Top Shelf Productions (www.topshelfcomix.com)
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.
AdHouse Books (www.adhousebooks.com)
Founded in 2002, AdHouse Books has published a variety of books that are an eclectic mix of sequential and illustrative arts. AdHouse artists have have won and been nominated for awards within the comic profession (Ignatz, Harvey, Eisner) and the design world (AIGA, Communication Arts, Domtar Paper).
Flagpole Magazine (www.flagpole.com)
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 (email@example.com)
Inch-High Button Guy produces the finest original designs in buttons for any occasion, available in a variety of sizes and styles (even glow-in-the-dark). The buttons are available at Bizarro Wuxtry and at special events.
FLUKE’s STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ MISSION
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: www.flukeathens.com