The Stumptown Comics Fest was started almost on a whim in 2004 by a small group of Portland-area cartoonists lamenting the lack of local convention-style outlets. While there were certainly other comic book shows in town, there weren't any that gave much attention to the artists themselves. The dream was to design a festival with the creators as its focus, rather than dealers and work-for-hire publishers.
Attendance continues to increase substantially with each show. To accommodate, 2006 brought the Fest across the river to bigger and better spaces, first at the Oregon Convention Center, and subsequently settling at the Lloyd Center Doubletree, where the show remains through 2008.
Our goal is, as ever, to take over the world with comics. Help us, won't you?
Official Website: http://www.stumptowncomics.com/
Added by SARudy on January 28, 2008