VanCAF is proud to announce that we have partnered with local comic book shop Lucky’s Comics to create a new on-site experience: Lucky’s Lounge.

Lucky’s Lounge brings together artists focused on DIY and self-made books, and features artists who are creating new dynamic experimental and inspirational work. It’s a chance to create a space to elevate the voices of unique artists that hold a special place in the comics landscape.


Adam Sarjeant – L4
Agony Klub – L11
Alison Bosley – L2
Amy Brereton – L3
Cold Cube Press – L14
Cole Pauls – L17
Dana Kearley – L8
Daria Tessler – L16
Eli Howey – L11
FORGE. Art Magazine – L15
Freddie Hubert – L13
Gridlords Publication – L2
Hayley Dawn Muir – L7
Hiller Goodspeed – L13
Hue Nguyen – L7
Jack Loot – L9
Jake Arner – L8
Kirsten Hatfield – L17
Lincoln Gogo – L18
Lucky’s Comics – L1
Marita MW – L15
Marlena Vallis – L6
Moniker Press – L9
Neoglyphic Media – L16
Perro Verlag – L5
Reb Erlik – L12
Ross Jackson – L18
Rough House – L3
Samuel Morgan – L10
Swampcone Mag – L6
Ted Gudlat – L10
Teresa Holly – L5
W.T. Frick – L4


Publishing Alternatives on Saturday at 11:00 AM in Workshops Room C
Presented by FORGE. Art Magazine. Three publishers discuss ways to create community and platforms for artists beyond just printed objects.
Featuring: Agony Klub, DDOOGG, and Perro Verlag.


Swampcone Taste Test on Saturday at 2:00 PM in Workshops Room C
Presented by Swampconemag. Unaffiliated strangers will Cold Read all three issues of Swampconemag and give their Hot Take. All the readers involved will be experiencing this local comics anthology for the first time.


Gridlords Live on Sunday at 11:00 AM in Workshops Room C
Join Sean Christensen, Dylan Jones, and Andrice Arp from Portland-based collective Gridlords for a multimedia spectacular merging animation, projections, and live sound.


Neoglyphic Live on Sunday at 2:00 PM in Workshops Room C
Neoglyphic Media from Bellingham, WA will curate a short presentation consisting of live comic readings, animations and music.