Alternative Press Expo Brings Independent Comics Back to San Jose
The original event for independent comics fans and creators returns to San Jose! SLG Publishing has announced that the Alternative Press Expo (APE) will take place September 23 and 24 at the San Jose Convention Center, further cementing its legacy as a celebratory tribute to all independent comics publishers and creators.
This year, APE is proud to host award-winning artist John “Derf” Backderf as its Featured Guest Artist. The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award winner is among the most widely read independent comics creators, and best known for his work on Trashed, Punk Rock & Trailer Parks, and international bestseller My Friend Dahmer, which is currently in development as a major motion picture. Backderf is the latest in a grand tradition of featured artists for APE, which in previous years has included Gene Luen Yang, Jimmie Robinson, Malachi Ward, and many more.
Tickets for APE 2017 go on sale in June with weekend passes for $20, and day passes for $15. Teachers and librarians will be admitted free of charge when they pre-register for the event, and as always, retailers will retain free admission to the show.