This past weekend the Alternative Press Expo was held in San Francisco, California. APE features a wide variety of creators, from those who work through independent publishing houses and others who print off their comics at the local copy shop and hand assemble each and every issue.
This years show, from all outward appearances, seems to have been the most well attended yet. Crowds on Saturday were so thick that it became hard to walk through the convention floor at the Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason, something this reporter hasn't experienced at an APE show before. Whereas last years dreary weather may have precluded attendance by some, this year the weather was perfect both Saturday and Sunday.
Below is a small sampling of the many creators in attendance this year at APE. Visit the links below the images to learn more about each publisher or creator.
|"Legal Action Comics'" Danny Hellman||"Ghost World's" Daniel Clowes|
|Jackie Estrada and Batton Lash from "Supernatural Law"||Ian and Tyson Smith from "Oddjob"|
|James Kochalka||Jason Hall and Matt Kindt of "Pistolwhip"|
|"Fused" creator Steve Niles||Ted Naifeh of "Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things"|
|"Colonia's" Jeff Nicholson||Judd Winick|
|Bottles of "Colonia" brew!||AiT/Planet-Lar's Mimi Rosenheim and Larry Young|
|Top Shelf Productions guys Chris Starros and Brett Warnock||Troy Little creator of "Chiaroscuro"|
|Tom Beland creator of "True Story Swear To God"||"Hutch Owen's" Tom Hart|
|Lea Hernandez and Carla Speed McNeil||"The Hedg" creator Patrick Sherman|
|Jon Hastings of "Smith Brown Jones: Alien Accountant"||Incoming CBLDF directory Charles Brownstein|
|Linda Medley, creator of "Castle Waiting"||"Odds Off's"Matt Madden|
|Scott Saavedra, creator of "Dr. Radium" and "Comic Book Heaven"||Team Red Star's Christian Gossett, Johanna Olsen and Bradley Kayle|
|Richard Moore of "Boneyard"||"Teenagers from Mars" creative team Rick Spears and Rob G|