Any San Diego Comic-Con old-timer will tell you that the convention isn't quite what it used to be. Hollywood and videogame companies have taken over, pushing artists who work in old-fashioned ink to the peripheries.
Could the same thing be happening to Alternative Press Expo, the ancestral home of indie comics and zines? Boing Boing's Brandon Boyer noted in a recent post that videogames are beginning to creep into the expo, held October 17-18 in San Francisco.
Spelunky designer Derek Yu was onhand with illustrator Hellen Jo to show off a game they collaborated on. Indie game developer Martin Robaszewski demoed his team's new XBLA game. Brütal Legend developer Double Fine even showed up to sell shirts, buttons and comics.