Indie Games Encroaching on Indie Comics' Natural Habitat

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.

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