Full Festival Schedule (Thursday, 11/3 – Sunday, 11/6)

Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2022   11 am – 6 pm

Short Run Comix & Arts Festival 

Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center 

2nd Ave. N & N. Thomas St.


Additional Programming 

(Save the date! Add’l registration links and more details forthcoming)

Thursday, Nov. 3rd

7:00 – 9:00 pm  (FREE, Registration required)

Special Guest Showcase/Short Run Kick-Off!

Reading & performance with special guests Natalia Novia, Anna Haifisch, and Claudia Chinyere Akole. Light refreshments will be served. 

The Grocery Studios 

3001 21st Ave S  (Beacon Hill)

Friday, Nov. 4th

1:00 – 3:00 pm   (Registration required, $30 materials fee)

Comics Embroidery Workshop with Gareth Brookes

Museum of Museums (MoM) 

Broadway & Marian (First Hill)

Friday, Nov. 4th

12:00 – 2:00 pm   (FREE, Registration required)

Dynamic Drawing Workshop with Lale Westvind

Common Area Maintenance

2125 2nd Ave (Belltown) 

Friday, Nov. 4th 

6:00 – 8:30 pm    FREE

show runs through Dec. 8th

Marathon Art Show and Pre-Fest Reception

Shary Flenniken meet & greet and Q&A from 6:00 – 6:30 pm 

feat. artwork by Claudia Chinyere Akole, Shary Flenniken, Megan Kelso, Gareth Brookes, Natalia Novia, Lale Westvind, Antoine Maillard, Anna Hafisch, James Spooner, Ariel López V., Casanova Frankenstein, T. Edward Bak, Madeleine Jubilee Saito, Rodger Binyone, Jasper Jubenvill, Krusty Wheatfield & V. Vale

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 

1201 S Vale St. (Georgetown)

Friday, Nov. 4th 

7:30 – 9:00 pm  

Film Screening: Funny Pages (Owen Klein, 2022) 

A bitingly funny coming-of-age story of a teenage cartoonist who rejects the comforts of his suburban life in a misguided quest for soul.

The Beacon Cinema

4405 Rainier Ave. S/ cross-street Genesee 

Saturday, Nov. 5th

8:00 pm- 11:00 pm    $5 

Short Run After-Party 

with DJ Gold Chisme, live comic reading with Zine Not Dead, photo booth by Melissa Kagerer, bar (for 21+ with ID)

The Vera Project 

Corner of Warren & Republican (Seattle Center)

Sunday, Nov. 6th

1:00 pm -3:00 pm   FREE

Career-spanning interview with Megan Kelso 

Phyllis Fletcher (NPR, NYT, Truth Be Told with Tonya Mosley), a highly decorated editor, mentor and comics fan, interviews local cartoonist Megan Kelso about her new book of graphic short stories, Who Will Make The Pancakes?, her public art piece now installed at Climate Pledge Arena, and beginnings as a cartoonist in Chicago, New York, and Olympia. This in-person interview will also be live-streamed. 

Seattle Public Library 

1000 Fourth Ave. (Downtown)

Nov. 6th 3 pm to 5:30 pm

ZAPP Zine Collection Open for Browsing

View the ZAPP collection of over 30,000 zines, many extremely rare, open to public for the first time in over 2. 5 years.

Seattle Public Library

Central Branch, Level 7

1000 Fourth Ave (Downtown)