The annual Vegas Comic Book Fest, held the first Saturday of November for the last few years, is just three weeks away!! Held at the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road - basically right behind Alternate Reality Comics' new location on Maryland & Flamingo) on Saturday, November 6th from 11am-4pm. Attendance is free and so are the panels and movie screening that will be happening throughout the day.
This year, for the first time, local comic creators have banded together to create an anthology comic called Tales From The Boneyard, which will be on sale at the show, with Pj Perez (who spearheaded the production and is a contributor and creator of The Utopian, which he recently completed) and many other of the cartoonists featured within also appearing at the festival. The image here is of course the cover of Tales From The Boneyard, painted by local artist Danny Roberts.
Some of the other comic creators that will be at the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival 2010 are: Keith Knight (K Kronicles and Knight Life), Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze and writer of Marvel's Oz comic books), Ryan Claytor (And Then One Day and other self published comics from his Elephant Eater line of autobiographical comics), the Fillbach Brothers (Roadkill, Werewolves On The Moon Versus Vampires - they also live here in Vegas), and Laurenn McCubbin (another local cartoonist, she recently drew an issue of Madame Xanadu), Derrick, of Comic Oasis (a great comic shop on the Northwest side of Vegas), is bringing in cartoonists Sean Galloway, and Adam Beechen and Ryan Benjamin (the creative team of the new Batman Beyond comic). In addition to Galloway, Beechen, and Benjamin appearing at the Vegas Comic Fest on Saturday, they'll also be at Comic Oasis on Friday, November 5th.
As if the above mentioned guests isn't enough excitement, this year the free movie screenings will be for Tron, Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back, and the documentary, Comic Book Literacy, as well as several free anime screenings, free panel discussions and creator spotlights, artist portfolio reviews, creator signings, and this year in addition to the local comic book shops (such as Alternate Reality Comics, natch!) that'll be setting up, there will also be a couple of food trucks that have become really popular.
Closing out the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival 2010, will be a free live performance by Kirby Krackle and as anyone who loves either of their CD releases would tell you, I couldn't think of a better topper for what is sure to be a really fun day! Hope to see all of my wonderful Ich Liebe Comics! readers on Saturday, November 6th at the Clark County Library!
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