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Graphic Spandex 

Wednesday, Oct 22 2008
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What with all the attention paid to superheroes these days, it’s easy to forget that the range of stories being told in comic books and graphic novels runs the gamut, from the silly to the marvelous to the mundane. But for every Batman and Iron Man, there’s a community of writers, artists, and fans who are more interested in stories where masks are metaphorical, conflict is internal, and the only people wearing spandex appear during ‘80s flashbacks. In short, just like real life. During this year’s two-day Alternative Press Expo you’ll have a chance to meet the creators and creative minds behind some of the best stories told in sequential art form, including Chris Ware, creator of the depressingly brilliant --or is that brilliantly depressing? -- Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth, and the real-life dynamic duo wife-husband team of Jessica Abel (La Perdida) and Matt Madden (99 Ways to Tell a Story).
Nov. 1-2, 11 a.m., 2008

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