As we do every year, we're posting the press release here in hopes that you will see it an pass the link along to any media organizations that you may think would like to see it. Thanks, as always, for doing out work for us!
For Immediate Release
ELEVENTH ANNUAL FLUKE MINI-COMICS FESTIVAL – APRIL 21st, 2012
This year’s FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival, sponsored by Bizarro Wuxtry, Top Shelf Productions, Flagpole Magazine, SEQAlab, and Inch-High Button Guy, will take place on Saturday, April 21st 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.
For the first time in its eleven-year history, FLUKE offered pre-registration for exhibitor table spaces. These spaces 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 (www.flukeathens.com).
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
SEQAlab is a podcast produced by the students and faculty of The Sequential Art Department at the Savannah College of Art and Design. It features interviews with comics creators of all types as well as discussions of the technical aspects of making your own comics. Over 170 episode of the podcast can be found on iTunes or on their website.
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.
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FLUKE online: www.flukeathens.com