Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Festival

Published On December 6, 2011 | By Joe Gordon | Comics, Conventions and events

The irreplaceable Tom Spurgeon has a good, long report from the Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Festival, taking in not just the show but attached events at famous venues such as The Strand bookstore and even a bit of comics store jaunting in the company of Draw & Quarterly’s Peggy Burns, including calling on our colleagues in our Manhattan store:

(a nice array of small press comics, pic borrowed from Tom’s Comic Reporter blog)

I hung out with Drawn and Quarterly Associate Publisher Peggy Burns for several hours on Friday; she was visiting stores and I tagged along. We got to meet a couple of really good, thoughtful managers at the Union Square Barnes And Noble and the nearby Forbidden Planet store. Tony Shenton was ensconced at the latter location, working on behalf of his small press clients. I hadn’t been to that Forbidden Planet store in ten years, and they looked like they’re really jammed for space in what is a reasonably sizable store. Peggy and I also looked at speaker spaces for future D+Q events. I rarely get to see comics people work, even in that kind of relaxed, out-of-the-office way, so I greatly appreciate being invited

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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

One Response to Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Festival

  1. Anthony says:

    That is my work table shared with Ben Marra and Madeleine Bliss! BCGF was great!