It’s an undeniable trend: every day, more and more people are reading books and comics on their phones, e-readers and tablets. Rather than disappearing, though, physical books and comics are evolving into more highly-designed art objects. Hosted by the Independent Publishing Resource Center, this conversation will involve a vibrant group of Portland-based writers, zinesters, small press publishers and comics artists: Sara Mirk, Lucy Bellwood, Francois Vigneault and Zack Soto – all of whom are thriving within the intersections of traditional printing and digital publishing.
Moderated by Justin Hocking:
Justin Hocking is the Executive Director of the Independent Publishing Resource Center and the co-founder of the IPRC’s Certificate Program in Creative Writing and Independent Publishing. His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, The Normal School, and Thrasher. His memoir, The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in early 2014.