#3 Indie Island
Unless you’re into Indie comics you have no clue how amazing Indie Island is. It’s a section of the convention with people that are pushing the limits of what comic books can be. The majority of these people don’t make a living and may never make back what they have invested. So that’s not what motivates them. It liberates them and allows them to think of comic books differently. The eagle of freedom soars thru their hearts and lays eggs of enlightenment in their brain cavities. You should count yourself lucky to feast on the omelet of their creativeness.
But seriously, you’d have to waste a ton of money on gas just to see this group of people. You’d have to go to a specialty convention and those things are pretty far away from Charlotte NC. So Indie Island is a unique opportunity to see some artsy stuff. There is no other major convention in the country that gives this much emphasis to Indie Comics.
This group was hand picked to be guests at the convention. You can’t pay to be a part of Indie Island and that makes this unlike any other Small Press show in the US. It’s like if you went to SPX, APE or MoCCA but only the best people were there.
I love Indie Island and every year it only gets better and better. I’m incredibly lucky to be a part of it. Check out the guest list and make sure to click on the artist links to see some really great work.