Friday, September 03, 2004

Comics take center stage: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer previews the Sept. 3-6 Bumbershoot arts festival, which includes a "Graphic Novel Heavyweights" panel featuring Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Hernandez, Jessica Abel, Craig Thompson and Peter Bagge, as well as solo panels by Bagge and Hernandez, and an ongoing "Comic Biography Theatre":

"Now for something completely different -- 18 top-rank illustrators from major comics publishers, including DC and Marvel, will take story submissions from the public, then transform them into strips in full view. See what is usually a reclusive art turned into performance theater."

The Seattle Times offers are more extensive schedule, highlighting some other comics panels.