14th ANNUAL FLUKE MINI-COMICS FESTIVAL – , 2015
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 at The 40 Watt Club, 285 West Washington Street, Athens GA from . 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.
- Bizarro Wuxtry (http://www.wuxtryrecords.com/
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.”
- 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/
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://
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 requestFLUKE online: www.flukeathens.com