I was only able to drop into the Grand Comics Festival for an hour before my shift at Desert Island. Here’s a brief recap.
Grand Comics Festival is perhaps the smallest comics festival I’ve ever been to. It’s a friendly and intimate show, well-curated and almost entirely local. There is no programming, The admission is free, which feels right for this sort of show. This is its second year, and they made the switch from a weekend show to Saturday-only. This was the right choice; last year it felt like a one-day show that went on too long.
It seems to me that the show was curated to the taste of its organizer, Pat Dorian. And I like Pat’s taste. My only complaint is that I’d like to see some new blood. I saw very few strangers in the room. At the same time I want to commend Pat on attracting some big hitters, like R. Sikoryak and David Sandlin.
The organizer of the show, Pat Dorian