Seattle didn’t have a kick-ass small press festival until last year, when Short Run came along to fill the letterpressed void. This second outing promises comics, literature, animation, games, a bake sale, free haircuts, performances, and a dance party. Some of my favorite local cartoonists, including David Lasky, Eroyn Franklin, Peter Bagge, and Pat Moriarity, will be selling and signing their newest books alongside some of the funnest names in zines and literary events right now: Lucy Morehouse, Willie Fitzgerald, and Amber Nelson. If it’s folded, spindled, and/or mutilated, you’ll find it here. (Vera Project, Seattle Center,, 10:30 am–5:30 pm, free)

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