I haven't been to a comic book convention in over 15 years. I don't want to deal with the crowds. But after listening to Benjamen Walker (host of the terrific WFMU radio program Too Much Information) report on the academic comic book conference, Comics Philosophy & Practice held at the University of Chicago in May, I think I would love going to it. Small attendance, no hype, and my favorite cartoonists.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.
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