I’m not saying I’m that guy, cuz I’m not. BUT, maybe the reason why these indie shows keep filling up, growing out their space, and sometimes collapsing due to the growth of the shows is because now there is an actual demand for this material, and there are actual “micro publishers” supplying to that demand. Their venues are crowded hotel conference centers or church halls or libraries. People want to sell these books, people want to buy these books. How come no one has stepped up to the plate to figure this out? Is it even possible? We all know the direct market is fucked and wants nothing to do with small press creators, but there has to be a way. Right?
Sean Knickerbocker is a cartoonist and screen printer. He lives in Vermont.