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Stumping Grounds: Walking the Floor of the Stumptown Comics Festival

This past weekend’s Stumptown Comics Festival in Portland gave scads of publishers and creators from in and around the indie scene to showcase their talents and peddle their wares. The pace of the show seemed brisk both on the floor and in the panel rooms of the Lloyd Center Doubletree Exhibit Hall, specifically on Saturday afternoon when several CA contributors hit the scene.

While there was no shortage of books to be had during the convention, handshakes and greetings could also be had by any who navigated the show floor’s many tables, which were organized efficiently enough to take in without any real fuss.

From a visitor’s standpoint it came across as a creatively well-stocked show in a clean and navigable space – plus there was a mall nearby with a not only an Orange Julius, but also a Jamba Juice. That’s two smoothie options!

Check out a sampling of shots from the show floor after the jump to get an idea of how the con went down.


Hope Larson


James Sturm


Jeremy Shepherd


Dave Nuss


Matthew Southworth


Kate Beaton


Theo Ellsworth


Monico Chavez


Justin Zimmerman flashes the peace sign


Graham Annable


Scott C.


R. Sikoryak


Kurt Busiek


Richard Starkings


Erika Moen


Batton Lash


Fantagraphics’ collective surprise

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