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To the San Francisco comics community, we say… THANK YOU!!!

Underground comix legend Ron Turner, founder and publisher of Last Gasp Books, shows off the official Proclamation from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors declaring May 5 "Ron Turner Day," along with a Certificate of Honor from SF Mayor Ed Lee, and his Charles M. Shulz Sparky Award for Special Service.
Underground comix legend Ron Turner, right, founder and publisher of Last Gasp Books, shows off the official Proclamation from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors declaring May 5 “Ron Turner Day,” along with a Certificate of Honor from SF Mayor Ed Lee, and his Charles M. Shulz Sparky Award for Special Service given at a surprise celebration during the SF Comics Fest 2015. Turner is pictured with his son, Colin, the associate publisher of Last Gasp. Photo by Seth Rosenblatt.

What an incredible week!

From well attended talks to sold out workshops to retail events and parties, San Francisco celebrated comics at an impressive twenty (yes, TWENTY!) events during this year’s Fest. The humble beginnings of the SF Comics Fest, at a Town Hall discussion of the future of comics celebrations in S.F. last December, blossomed into more than just a diverse events calendar. We saw an wonderfully unexpected outpouring of participation and support from our community. The inaugural San Francisco Comics Fest became exactly what you made it, marked by passion, excitement, knowledge and talent.

To our event organizers who devoted their time, spaces and resources, we say THANK YOU! To anyone who joined a conversation, drew a comic, put on a costume, to anyone who FEST-ed, we say THANK YOU!

We hope you are as inspired as we are as we look to the future of SFCF and continue to build a positive, inclusive celebration of comics and its culture. Your feedback is a very important part of that process, and we want to hear from you. Whether or not you attended an event, please fill out our brief survey to help us better understand what you liked and what you’d like to see more of.

And please continue the conversation on Facebook and Twitter as we keep the community updated on goals and plans for next year.

Day 3: Crowdfunding and Celebrations

Looking for our full Calendar of Events? Find it HERE.

TODAY’S EVENTS: TUESDAY, MAY 5


Evening

6-7:30pm, Isotope University, Mastering Crowdfunding with Alex Woolfson, Isotope the Comics Lounge, San Francisco

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7-9pm, Celebrating The San Francisco Underground, Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco

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More details for each event can be found HERE.