Short Run Comix & Arts Festival in Seattle

Short Run festival poster 2018
Posted: Thu, 2018-08-23 15:16

Join us for the 8th annual Short Run Comix & Arts Festival on Saturday, Nov. 3rd in Seattle. Short Run transcends the commercial “comic-con” model by enhancing the usual book expo with interactive and collaborative creative experiences.

We consistently highlight programming by women, people of color, LGBTQ+ artists, and artists with disabilities. We are not interested in movie tie-ins or autograph sales. Instead, we feature books that exist outside of mainstream media: zines about Japanese psych rock, sex transitioning and identity, DIY and punk lifestyles; comics about illness and aging; handmade books that come with scavenged moss, are sewn with dental floss, or are composed of sheets of xeroxed paper stapled in the corner with a print run of 10.

Special festival guests include legendary humorist and graphic novelist Mimi Pond (Over Easy, The Customer Is Always Wrong); New York-based comic artist Whit Taylor (The Anthropologists, Ghost, online comics on; comic artist and educator Carol Tyler (A Soldier’s Heart, Fab 4 Mania); German comic artists Olivier Schrauwen (Arsene Schrauwen, Mowgli's Mirror) and Anna Haifisch (The Artist, serialized on; up and coming French illustrator Antoine Maillard (as seen in the New York Times, The New Yorker); and comic artist Rina Ayuyang (whose new book from Drawn & Quarterly, Blame it on the Boogie, will premiere at our fest).

Short Run's Executive Director is Kelly Froh, ECUAD alumni 2006. For more info and FULL schedule, go to