Exhibitor List

We’re excited to welcome exhibitors from 20 different states, and 6 countries. 40% of the exhibitors are from Washington State, and many are tabling with us for the first time. (Listed below alphabetical by first name/business name and their main websites are hyperlinked. Special Guests names in BOLD.) Read more…

Special Guests

We’re excited to announce our 2022 Special Guests! Claudia Chinyere Akole (Australia), Lale Westvind, Shary Flenniken, Megan Kelso, Gareth Brookes (UK), Natalia Novia (Argentina), Casanova Frankenstein, and Anna Haifisch (Germany).

Stay tuned for more information including bios and previews of their work in the coming months. In the meantime, click on their names to see their work! Both Claudia and Lale designed incredible fest posters for us, and all the special guests will be participating in Short Run in different ways – leading workshops, giving performances, offering mentorship, and in one case, a career-spanning, live-streamed interview.

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Health & Safety Information

Why Short Run Comix & Arts Festival is coming back

Our festival has been on hiatus through the last two years of the pandemic. Building a community of comix and small press artists and enthusiasts is core to our mission, and it’s been tough to do in the remote existence we’ve been living. The risks of COVID-19 weigh heavily on our minds, as does the isolation of so many in our community and the hardships of the pandemic on artists. We made the decision to hold the festival this fall as the past few years have offered little for artists in the way of book tours and ways to engage with a new audience. As an organization, it has been difficult to sustain the level of volunteer engagement needed without a festival to plan and execute. And finally, the continuation of Short Run (the organization, as a whole) depends on the festival this year, because financially, our infrastructure will not survive another postponement. Read more…