Comics, zines, artists galore. Autoptic Fest


Autoptic 2018

Aug. 19
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Art, Festivals, Literary

Print is still alive in 2018. If you need proof, this weekend more than 100 artists from the world of comics, poster art, and other print-based work will come together for the annual Autoptic arts festival. This Sunday, you’ll have the chance to check out the goods from special guests like British cartoonist Gabrielle Bell; artist and humorist Jessica Campbell, who recently released the hilarious book XTC69, featuring a crew of women searching for men to breed with; and Chuck Forsman, whose comic The End of the Fucking World was recently adapted into a Netflix original series of the same name. In addition to the main happening at Aria, the festival will also feature satellite events on Friday and Saturday. These include a kick-off gallery show and reception at Light Grey Art Lab, plus a panel discussion on “What’s next for YA comics” and a Craig Thompson spotlight (BlanketsSpace Dumplings) at Moon Palace Books. It’s all free to attend, and the main gig will be packed with comic and print fans. Find more info at