Art & Story 145 – The Big Intervention
[private]This week we spend an hour and a half talking about the sea change that’s been happening in the world of conventions. With new shows popping up like Intervention, the Up! Fair, and Kids Read Comics, all featuring a heavy a focus on interactive workshops and a spotlight on the independent creators, some questions arise: Why is the open sharing of information and expertise so important with these new shows? If we accept the notion that access to learning materials has never been easier thanks to the internet, why attend these physical shows at all? What makes these shows different than the traditional North American comics convention?
We tackle these questions and more with the organizers of the Intervention, Onezumi Hartstein and James Harknell, as well as Intervention guest and Art & Story Alive! co-host Krishna Sadasivam. Throughout our discussion we attempt to get to the heart of our philosophies behind our upcoming conventions/conferences/fairs.
You can help raise funds for the Up! Fair and get cool stuff! Check out our Kickstarter page for more info.
Other links mentioned in this episode:
- Only a few days left to apply for a table at the Up! Fair
- Onezumi & Harknell’s recent appearance on the TGT Webcomics podcast
- Brandon Dayton and Kevin Cross will be appearing at the Portland Zine Symposium at the end of this month
- Mark and Jerzy will be at SPX this September 11-12
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