Friday, March 1, 2013

Oh, wait, did you want to read our press release?

Here is the OFFICIAL FLUKE 2013 press release.

Send it to every single person who has ever sent you an email. I'm sure they would love to read it.

Next week, we'll post a list of everyone who is registered for FLUKE 2013. It's a good looking group of people.

 BEGIN PRESS RELEASE:

 For Immediate Release

Contact: Robert Newsome: secondperiod@gmail.com, (706) 614-3499

 12th ANNUAL FLUKE MINI-COMICS FESTIVAL – APRIL 6th, 2013 

This year’s FLUKE Mini-Comics Festival, sponsored by Bizarro Wuxtry, The Crogan Adventures, Anthony Fisher, Flagpole Magazine, Inch-High Button Guy, Sequential Artists Workshop, and Top Shelf Productions will take place on Saturday, April 6th 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. EVENT SPECS Exhibitor table spaces for FLUKE 2013 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. FLUKE’S SPONSORS 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.”

The Crogan Adventures (http://croganadventures.blogspot.com/) The Crogan Adventures is a historical fiction graphic novel series by cartoonist Chris Schweizer featuring the exploits of the fictitious Crogan family throughout the last three hundred years, whether its members be pirates, foreign legionnaires, or soldiers in the American Revolution. The Crogan Adventures is published by Oni Press.

Anthony J. Fisher, Freelance Artist, Inc. Anthony Fisher is the owner and creative director of Anthony J. Fisher Freelance Artist Inc., which has served various national, Fortune 500 and international companies. He specializes in brand and logo design, print promotional material, package design, photography, illustration, cartooning and Web design.

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 (http://www.facebook.com/InchHighButtonGuy) 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 (http://sequentialartistsworkshop.org) 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.

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.

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 ###

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