Festival Schedule (Nov. 7 – 10)


Full festival schedule begins Thursday night, Nov. 7th through Sunday, Nov. 10th. Book expo Saturday, Nov. 9th 11-6 pm.


Panels from Malaka Gharib's "I Was Their American Dream": she won't serve men first, forgets to take her shoes off at home, doesn't eat rice for dinner all the time.

Thursday, Nov. 7th

7:00 -9:00 pm    Free

Short Run Showcase

Artist presentations and performances in an intimate setting – featuring Jul Gordon, Glynnis Fawkes, Jasjyot Singh Hans, Malaka Gharib, and November Garcia; 21+ only, cash bar, snacks.

Vermillion Art Gallery & Bar

1508 11th Ave. (Capitol Hill)

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Friday, Nov. 8th 

6:00 -9:00 pm    Free

show runs through December 11

Marathon Art Show and Reception

feat. artwork by Glynnis Fawkes, Marc Bell, Jasjyot Singh Hans, Abraham Díaz, Malaka Gharib, Krusty Wheatfield, Seattle Walk Report, tommi parrish, Jamilya Lowe, Mike Centeno, Chloë Perkis, and Rumi Hara. 

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 

1201 S Vale St. (Georgetown)

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Saturday, Nov. 9th  

11 am – 6 pm       Free

Short Run Comix & Arts Festival 

240 artist exhibitors from all over the world, swag bags to the first 50 people, Lit Row – 1 row of small press lit & poetry, Bruce Bickford Tribute in the Animation Tent (by SEAT & Clyde Petersen), Soft Space by AMSRtist Lauren Moore, Film screening of “The Illumination of Jim Woodring”, Paranormal interactive experiences with Liminal Earth, Fogland Studios live screen printing, Bake Sale, Seattle Sourdough Baking Co. Food Truck FREE GRILLED CHEESE, Fantagraphics Artists’ Showcase on the Vera Stage.

Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center (Book Expo) & The Vera Project (All Programming) 

305 Harrison St. (Lower Queen Anne)

12:00 – 5:00 pm   Free


Art show featuring prints by Cole Pauls, Jul Gordon, Jesse Simpson, and Dennis Madamba on the theme of otherness, sameness, and the fears and fantasies that sit in the meeting places between the two. 

The Vera Project (Lower Queen Anne)


8:00 pm- 11:00 pm    $5 

Short Run After-Party 

COUNTRY WESTERN THEMED! Dress accordingly (if you can!)

DJ Scorpio Tail, Dance Contest, Photo Booth by Melissa Kagerer, Bar (for 21+ with ID)

The Vera Project (Lower Queen Anne)

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Sunday, Nov. 10th

11:00 am – 3:00 pm   

Twin Peaks Road Trip     (Update: AT CAPACITY-SORRY) 

Enjoy a dreary November day in the Pacific Northwest on our Yrev Very Good Twin Peaks Tour. Visit the clean, reasonably priced Great Northern Hotel, walk the bridge from which Ronette emerged, and explore the train cars where Laura Palmer drew her last breath. Top it off with some cherry pie and damn fine coffee at the Double R Diner. Vistas of big, magnificent Douglas Firs included. Bring a raincoat. Let’s rock! (Space is limited to 20 people, transportation provided from a meet-up point, email us to register: info@shortrun.org) 


1:00 – 2:30 pm    Free

T. Edward Bak artist talk 

T. Edward Bak presents his latest book, NOT A PLACE TO VISIT, a new collection of illustrated comics exploring themes of social and ecological flux unique to environments in the western US.

Seattle Public Library, Level 4, Room 2 

1000 Fourth Ave. (Downtown)


Cover for Malaka Gharib's "I Was Their American Dream"

3:00 – 5:00 pm      Free

Malaka Gharib artist talk 

Malaka Gharib presents I WAS THEIR AMERICAN DREAM, her triumphant graphic memoir that brings to life her teenage antics and illuminates earnest questions about identity and culture, while providing thoughtful insight into the lives of modern immigrants and the generation of millennial children they raised. Q&A with Short Run Board Member Otts Bolisay. 

Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Ave. (Capitol Hill)


6:00 – 8:00 pm   Free

Deliverance: An Evening with Danielle de Picciotto & Zak Sally

Cartoonists/musicians Zak Sally (Minneapolis) and Danielle de Picciotto (Berlin) will perform. This pairing is made possible by Goethe Pop-Up Seattle. Chris Cilla will also be there signing his new book.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 

1201 S Vale St. (Georgetown)