Exhibitor Application

We will be accepting applications June 1 – July 31 (until midnight). Please go slow, insert your best web links to show your work (inside & outside of books). This year we are focusing on alternative comix/comics. More information in the application.


Short Run Comix Festival

The 2024 iteration of Short Run will come with a slightly revised name.

With a plethora of zine fests and art book fairs being held around the country, we believe it’s a good time for us to commit our show solely to alternative comics/comix!! There are so many good comics being made all over the world and we want to double-down on what we do well, bringing you some of the best of what’s out there.

We know that some of the most innovative and exciting work in comics is happening in hybrid forms. Zines and art books with comic content, image + text story-telling, and graphic illustration will still be considered. There will be zines and art books that will fall into a gray area – that is why every application is carefully reviewed.

And remember: Short Run celebrates the art of storytelling and print books. Please limit the amount of stickers, prints, cards, or apparel at your table and do not bring games, jewelry, or other crafts.

Here is a list of other fairs/fests/shows, as well as resources, in Washington State.

Exhibitor applications will open again on June 1, 2024.

Health & Safety Information

[Updated for 2024] If you haven’t been to a previous Short Run festival, you should know that we are unlike a mainstream “comic-con” in many ways. We are a free, one day festival that takes place in a large, 12,000 sq. ft. space on the ground floor, with tall front windows and a high ceiling. There are no smaller break-out rooms. There will be a few hands-on activities like zine-making or screen printing, but the main focus will be on the exhibiting artists showcasing their work at tables on the festival floor. Approximately 250 artists will be there, and we expect attendance to be about 4,500 people spread out over 7 hours. Read more…