The Alternative Press Expo is the flipside of Comicon. Where Comicon is the convention to go to when you want to see what Marvel and DC are doing, where new movies are debuted, where cartoons and videogames are announced, and where celebrity actors with fans. APE doesn’t have any of that. APE is a place where self-publishers and alternative and independent creators can show their work off without having to compete major publishers and movie studios. I like the fact that when I walk on the floor and browse the booths I don’t recognize any of the comics or their creators! APE is a great place to see new things and meet new people.
I also want to thank my friend and comics aficionado, Nich Maragos, for being my guide every year at APE! Guy bought a ton of comics this year too. I’m not joking his bag was overflowing and he was having trouble carrying it around. I’m really looking forward to seeing his reviews over at his blog, Comic for Comics’ Sake.
Now look at all these pictures! (Not as many pictures as I should have taken…)
Coming up next? All the stuff I got!