Illustration enthusiasts, clear your calendars: It’s time for the 15th anniversary of Fluke! This mini-comics and zine festival showcases 65 artists from Athens and beyond. The annual one-day-only event remains free of big commercial brands, and is locally run by co-organizers Robert Newsome, known for his pro-wrestling fanzine Atomic Elbow, and Patrick Dean, creator of the upcoming Eddie’s Week. Local highlights include Lee Gatlin (Flagpole illustrator), Michele Chidester (who works in both 2D and 3D media) and Jerrod Porter (Satisfactory Print Shop). A full list of artists is available at flukeisawesome.blogspot.com. This eclectic event celebrates the art of small-scale visual storytelling; witty or epic, there’s something for everyone at Fluke.
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