Short Run celebrates and strengthens Seattle’s lauded comix and arts community.
Short Run focuses on the medium of comics as a coalescence of art and literature. We believe in the intimate experience of holding a book in your hands. That’s why we highlight artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world who make indie comix and self-published, small press, and handmade books of all kinds. We want to ensure that Seattle is considered a destination for small press artists, and a percolator of comics genius. We achieve this vision by:
Organizing events for Seattleites including our annual Short Run Comix & Arts Festival, which showcases both emerging and established artists, creating a space for discovery, inspiration, and above all, quality work.
Creating opportunities for artists to foster friendships and mentorships, grow their audience, dedicate time to making new work, fund projects, publish work, and make money as an artist.
Facilitating educational programming for all ages and skill sets in order to invite and support under-represented and diverse perspectives through study and craft of the medium.
We are committed to creating safe spaces where no one is made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe on account of gender identity or expression, sexual preference, race, ethnicity, age, and physical or mental ability. We strive to create an atmosphere free of harassment and the threat of violence.