Photos from APE 2001  Go Back
Below are a few photos from the 2001 Alternative Press Expo (APE), held in San Francisco, California, Saturday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center.

Here's my display, which was a half-table at the show. That's my brother, Rodney Reynaldo, reading a comic.

This was about the third or fourth APE I've attended, but my first at the new site in San Francisco, where they moved the year before from San Jose, California.

This is a long shot of Herbst Pavilion. Part of the old Fort Mason complex, the area has been converted into an arts village.

It was actually a very rainy weekend (as was the previous year.)

Another shot of my booth. I was actually at the far end of the center.

 

While I did satisfactorily at the show, I did feel moreso than I have in the past that APE is a show that is not entirely an appropriate showcase for my work. As anyone familiar with ROB HANES ADVENTURES knows, my work is fairly "mainstream" and traditional -- it is not truly "alternative." Many of the attendees at APE this year seemed to be truly looking for alternative kind of work, a feeling that was magnified by the fact that we were in San Francisco. (Don't get me wrong -- I love San Francisco, but the attendees at the show were not traditional comic-book fans, and more seemed to be more interested in more alternative and avante-garde work.

In any case, I did have a good time, and enjoyed catching up with many friends and colleagues. I may consider returning to WonderCon next year, however -- again, my work tends to receive a stronger response from mainstream and casual comic-book fans.

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