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13th Annual Fluke Mini-Comics & Zine Festival


Illustration by Patrick Dean.

Unlike most major comic conventions that spotlight celebrity guests and big-name exhibitors, Fluke‘s vision has always been to bring together independent mini-comic and zine artists, underground publishers and their enthusiasts for an afternoon focused on the exchange of ideas rather than merchandising. During the locally-organized fest, the 40 Watt will be maxed out with tables displaying the creations of over 70 regional comics artists including veteran participants Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing (Little House Comics), David Mack (Flagpole‘s “A Round Town”), Joey Weiser (Mermin) and festival co-organizers Patrick Dean (Big Deal Comics & Stories) and Robert Newsome (The Atomic Elbow). The club’s bar will be open, and best of all you’ll be able to talk directly to the artists and hear first-hand the stories that inspired their quirky works. The fest takes place 11 a.m.–6 p.m. and admission is $2.