Arts exposition preview: "SPACE: Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo"

Jesse Tigges, Columbus Alive

SPACE is the Midwest's longest running expo of art comics, minis, small-press, self-produced and -published comics, meaning this weekend's events will feature something for everyone - as well as a crap-load of comics to explore. Each day will feature panels, workshops, discussions, exhibits and an afterparty on Saturday at Kafe Kerouac. Some highlights include a "Persia Blues" exhibition (all weekend), SPACE awards (1 p.m. Saturday) and a Diversity in Comics discussion (3 p.m. Sunday) with Dara Naraghi, Victor Dandridge, Jr., Canada Keck, and Bill Campbell.

Northland Performing Arts Center

Saturday-Sunday, July 18-19

4411 Tamarack Blvd., North Side