he Digital Strips podcast gave our stats a flying leap yesterday, which is nice. Especially as we go into another show, Stumptown in Portland, where we will have a table in the middle of the room. Here’s a quote from their website: Then, Saturday morning, the main event hits PSU campus at 9:00 am! This year, we’re filling the Smith Memorial Ballroom (1825 SW Broadway, room 355) with over 80 tables cram-packed with comics and art from all over the West Coast! A full day of presentations, panels, and films await in the nearby Vanport room, starting with a Q&A with SCF05 poster artist and Same Difference creator Derek Kirk Kim. The Fest wraps up with the event you’ve all been waiting for, the return of the infamous Cartoon Art Battle, hosted by Changers author Ezra Claytan Daniels. All this is included with your paltry $3 admission fee. There’s no doubt about it, this has all the earmarks of a great event to be a part of.