Tags: big brain comics, bill prendergast, britt aamodt, danno klonowski, fallcon, international cartoonist conspiracy, Kevin Cannon, Lars Martinson, lupi mcginty, michael drivas, Mike Toft, MIX, rain taxi book festival, Tom Kaczynski, Will Dinski, zak sally
Minneapolis is a great place for comics. Have I said that enough?
Last weekend, two of our best festivals fell on the same date. For one day only you could attend either the Rain Taxi Book Festival or FallCon. Pretty good for the people of Minneapolis. Pretty tough for cartoonists wanting to exhibit at both shows.
The exodus from FallCon this year was substantial — at least ten indie cartoonists went to the Book Festival instead of FallCon. By all accounts, this year’s FallCon was the best yet. It’s still a great show, but decidedly more mainstream, which is why more cartoonists are spending money for space at Book Fest instead of enjoying the free tables and wonderful hospitality at FallCon.
No hard feelings, FallCon. Sometimes a cartoonist just needs to get out and try new things. Experiment a little. Test a new market. And they did. So how was it?
Danno Klonowski, Minneapolis cartoonist and prominent International Cartoonist Conspiracy member, was kind enough to write us a little something about his experience exhibiting for the first time at the Rain Taxi Book Festival. Full particulars after the cut.