David At Artist Alley Comics Fest 2023

Testing, testing. It’s been quite a while since I’ve put up a blog post, but I have news. This August 5, I am attending my first comics convention since pre-Covid days. I quote from the website for Artists Alley Comics Fest:

Like a great many unique and innovative comic creators, Artist Alley Comics Fest (AACF) was founded and made its home in Portland, Oregon and debuted on Sunday, August 2nd, in 2015, at The Spritely Bean, the late indie comics café. AACF gave the opportunity and visibility to independent comic artists who have traditionally been overlooked or shut out by events that are motivated to give platform to established voices.

The festival is a minimally curated event, without assessment of aesthetic or narrative quality. Judgements for acceptance as an exhibitor are based on an artist’s ownership of their work, a prohibition of hate speech and advocation of violence, and a minimum approximation to the definition of “comics artwork.”

Our goal is to showcase the talents of independently creative voices in comics by giving the public a place to interact with comic creators. While publishers and distributors are welcome to apply for exhibition space, those who are willing to be represented by comic creators are likely to receive greater consideration.

Come out and support many talented independent comic creators selling their creative and amazing work! This is a free general admission event!

Leodis V. McDaniel High School
Although I may not exactly meet the definition of an artist who has traditionally been overlooked or shut out by events that are motivated to give platform to established voices, given how long I have been away from comics conventions and convention-like events, it may be time for me to reestablish my voice.
In addition to copies of some of my published books, including two 24 Hour Comics collections published by Dark Horse, I will be bringing zine copies of my most recent 24 hour Comic Nudity I Have Witnessed:

Previous blog post about Nudity I Have Witnessed

Honestly, I have no idea how this event will go. However, admission is free, so I’m hoping people who have saved 50 bucks or so on admission tickets will be in the mood to spend some money on comics!

Date & Time

Sat Aug 05 2023 at 11:00 am to 05:00 pm


Leodis V. McDaniel High School, 2735 Northeast 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR