Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SPACE Exhibitors Part 4!


Troy Boyle:
Troy Boyle (b.July 28, 1966) is an American comic book artist and writer. Boyle has worked for Image Comics, Desperado Publishing, Caliber Press, and Boneyard Press. Some of Boyle's comic book art is included in Mysterious Visions Anthology, Ppfszt!, Tribute, and The Return of Happy the Clown. He most recently provided artwork for David Gerrold's comic "A Doctor For the Enterprise!"

Kevin Czap:

Czap Books is a one-person publisher/distro operating out of Cleveland, OH. The goal is to expand the scope of Kevin Czap’s self-publishing to serve as a vehicle for comics work that teases the boundaries of the form. The work itself tends toward the design and poetic side of comics. Described as “the Comics Mom,” Kevin sees Czap Books as a growing family of artists to be supported and nurtured

Tyne Lowe and Nora Burghardt:
Tyne Lowe and Nora Burghardt like making books with words and pictures in them. Tyne enjoys making crooked little autobiography comics, drawing cats, and making stamps. Nora enjoys drawing
fractured faces, binding books, and sometimes calligraphy.

Trico Lutkins:
Source Point Press is an independent press that publishes anthologies, novels, chapbooks,
comics, and graphic novels. We're a small business looking to contribute big things to the world of art and
writing. We hope you'll join in on our creative endeavors by picking up a book and letting us know what you
think!

Sarah Machicado:
Sarah Machicado is a graphic designer based in south Florida. She specializes in visual
branding, package design, illustration and designing zines. Sarah is currently a game artist at
Upsidedownslide and works as a graphic designer at a tech start-up company called Magic Leap.
 
 
Steve Mancione:

Steve Mancione is a Chicago based artist and life long resident of the Windy City.  He has worked in many mediums, including painting and printmaking, but his passion is graphic narrative--namely--comics.  After a trip through art school at Eastern Illinois University, he moved on to Columbia College's Book and Paper program as a graduate student and received his MFA. He has published a short story in Columbia's comic anthology Linework in 2010 entitled Have a Nice Trip.  Steve self published his next story  Blue Collar Black Sheep as a large format gallery show, exhibiting the 44 pages of comics printed on his own hand made paper in 2011 at Arcade Gallery in Chicago.  In 2012, he started drawing and co-writing his own book Career Suicide, which debuted at CAKE in 2013.  He has participated in many group gallery shows and continues to work on new issues of Career Suicide as well as developing a new series to be named soon... www.hiredgunart.com

Lauren McCallister:
Lauren McCallister makes weird drawings and comics about her life and the lives of others. You should read them.

 Bob McHenry / MixmeH Hyperworld:
A highly evolved alien race creates an entire world designed to hold prisoners from all over the universe. The planet has an Artificial Intelligence that creates Wardens to maintain the prisons and keeps the system intact. 1000 years go by and the planet becomes a home; all who call the planet forget its original purpose.  MixmeN Hyperworld tells the story of the wardens, the factions they’ve fallen into, and how each battles the other to protect theie own version of right and wrong.
Andrew Meyerhoefer & Seth Kumpf:
Ragged Rider: Tales of a Cowboy Mummy features the humorous all-ages Weird West
adventures of a mummified bounty hunter and his one-eyed horse, Neighclops.

T. Perran Mitchell:
T. Perran Mitchell is the Creator of The Chronicles of the Tal Nor a high adventure comic
published quarterly. It combines the the wonder of The Lord of the Rings with the drama of Law and
Order. In addition to creating his own comics, T. also is a letterer have worked on comics for Firestorm
comics and R-Comics.

Chris Monday:


I make comics and art. Primarily I have been focusing on my series, "Drink More Water."
See some online for free at chrismonday.com, and check out the printed issues for some other content. #3 will be out soon.

Joseph Morris:
 
Joseph Morris is the Owner and Operator of TORC Press, a small press publisher based out
of the middle of nowhere in Southern Illinois. His comics include "The Hot Fudge Sundae Adventure Club",
"Skull Mob", and "SDF". He's currently creating his own cross over event comic just for the heck of it.
 
 
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Monday, June 29, 2015

SPACE Minicomics Celebration!!!




We're really kicking the Minicomics Celebration into high gear with 30 new minicomics!http://www.backporchcomics.com/minicomics01.htm


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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

SPACE Exhibitors Part 3!


Dustin Goebel:



I'm a Columbus based graphic artist and illustrator. I Graduated from CCAD in 2007. I was a contributor to Nix Comics Issue 2 and released my own title Beyond Dead last year. Outside of comics I am a graphic artist/chalk artist for Whole Foods Market. I've also dabbled in a little freelance with companies like Madtree and Jameson Whiskey.
 


Sophie Goldstein:


Sophie Goldstein is a 2013 graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies.  In 2014 she won an
Ignatz Award for her mini-comic, House of Women, Part I. Her first book Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell, co-written with Jenn Jordan, was self-published in 2013 with funding from Kickstarter. Her second book, The Oven, was released by AdHouse Books in April, 2015. Sophie has also illustrated a children's book, Poopy Claws, written by Gene Ambaum. Her work has appeared in various publications including Best American Comics 2013, The Pitchfork Review, Maple Key Comics, Sleep of Reason, Symbolia, Trip 8 and Irene 3.

Jack Gonzalez:

My Comic is about a depressed unicorn who is contemplating suicide. It is a dark comedy that follows his story as he journeys to find a meaning to his life. However, as the story progresses he attempts form connections with family and friends, only to realize that they are even more dysfunctional than him.

Todd Goodman:

Old World Comics will be celebrating its 5th. Anniversary in 2015! Founded by head writer, creator and  founder Todd Goodman, Old World Comics hosts such diverse comics and books as the comedic superhero title, The Powers that Be! with artist Cory Butler, the best-selling All Hallows Eve with illustrator Andrew Henry and Empty Skull with Marcelo Briseno, The Book on Me, Catacombs, Out There and Smells like Pulp Comics. The company website also features the monthly web comic, Old World Office. Visit all the Old World sites at oldworldcomics.com and oldworldoffice.weebly.com.

Gordon Harris:

Gordon Harris lives in Annandale, Virginia with his wife Judy, twin daughters Violet and Silver, and three gerbils whose names escape him. Gordon’s day job is NOT writing, drawing and painting comic books or graphic novels. He’s always had a desire to, but it seems like a lot of work, so instead his day job consists of watching TV shows like Curious George or Wild Kratts and writing promos for them - among other menial tasks.

Dave Hearn:

Empire Comics Lab began as a loose knit group on Facebook and has grown into a force for comics excellence. Their first comic, "Cemetery Plots", is a horror anthology in the vein of the greats from EC. Since publication, ECL has expanded to include Action, Humor and Slice of Life comics in print and on the web at www.EmpireComicsLab.com Long Live the Lab!

Alex Heberling:
 

Alex Heberling has been making comics for the internet since 2005! She is currently working on her creator-owned comic, The Hues, which is about magical girls fighting aliens. This year, she will have the first print collection of The Hues, which she Kickstarted earlier this year!

R. Hendricks:

 
Comics by R. Henricks include  The Washington Tragedy Part One, Legends of Baseball, Stranger Two Stranger Volumes 1-5, and The Disappearance of Gordon Page, Jr.
 
Luke Herr and Joe Hunter:

Luke and Joe previously worked on the well liked webcomic Changeling but now they just work on separate projects as comic bros. Joe is currently working on the Paradoxicals with Andrew Ihla and Radical Guardian Skater X with Chris Sims. Luke is currently working on Super Slasher with Nick LeBlanc and a few other projects with other people.

Daniel J. Hogan:

"The spelling is pretty good and I'm usually drawn on-model." - No Filter Fox, cast member of Clattertron, the weekly offbeat humor comic by Daniel J. Hogan. Follow Daniel on Twitter: @danieljhogan.

Travis Horseman:
 
Travis was born in Springfield, Ohio, and discovered comic books at the age of six. Since then, the course of his life has been shaped by his love of comics, theater and classical history. In addition to being   writer, he has been an actor, a director, a produced playwright, and occasionally, all three at once. After writing the first draft of Amiculus as a ten-page play in college, he began adapting it as a comic in 2007, intending it to be a short 32-page project to test the waters for a longer series. Six years and 162 pages later, it has become an epic unto itself. Travis currently lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Gideon Kendall:

Gideon Kendall has been a professional illustrator for 25 years, producing picture books, chapter books, advertising and editiorial illustration, posters, album covers, animation, and oh yeah, also comics. He is the writer and artist of WHATZIT, as well as co-creator (along with Doug Latino) of WAIT...It Gets Worse, an ongoing collection of short autobiographical stories. Both of these comics, as well as Gideon's fine art prints, are available at: www.WHATZITCOMIC.com you can also read some of his stuff for free online at: http://activatecomix.com/creators?id=67

Jeremy King:

Page 4 Yeti, or P4Y, is a small press comic book publisher based in Maysville, Kentucky. Founded in late 2013 by writer Jason Davis and writer/artist Jeremy King, P4Y's mission is to provide an alternative for readers tired of the usual superhero fare. Debuting with the short horror comic Midnight Snack in October 2013, P4Y has been creating the alternative western Not Dark Yet ever since. Visit them
on the web at www.page4yeti.com

Matt Kish:

Matt Kish lives in southwest Ohio with his wife and their two frogs. He talks to planets.

Clare Kolat:


The ongoing tales of Spiffy the Spacegirl follow Spiffy, a bounty hunter or as she prefers to say, "retrieval specialist," on her adventures around the galaxy. In episode 1 she meets a less than appealing character in a space cantina. While she doesn't shoot first, she certainly lets the them know what she's all about! More episodes to come!


Kris Lachowski:

"Kris (not Kristopher) Lachowski (Pronounced like “The House Key” except the English word “the” is replaced with a Spanish word for “the”, which at least according to Google Translate is sometimes “La”. If that’s not correct I don’t know what to tell you, I don’t speak Spanish, and you’ve taken us waaaaay off topic. ) …anyway… Kris makes silly drawings, which are often juxtaposed with inane words published under the imprint “Mean Goat Comics”. Doing so brings amusement and fulfillment to his life and I… I mean he (‘cuz Kris is totally important enough to not write his own bio-blurb) hopes others enjoy his silly words and inane pictures as well. "

Josh Lindner:
Sam would love to see the world someday. The only problem being he is terrified of almost anything. But as luck would have it, Sam's friends love to give him the gentle- yet very firm - push he needs to move forward. You take a step through a door and it could take you anywhere, it could show you the world, but maybe not our world.


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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SPACE Exhibitors Part 2!





Eric Blair:


Moon Rock Collective is the place where punk rock, monsters, and cartoons collide. Imagine if the Ramones went surfing and washed up at Castle Frankenstein. Or if Count Chocula took a quick trip to the Moon for a haunted house party. This is the art collective headed by Eric Blair, where anything goes, as long as it’s dark, rockin’, and completely ridiculous. Look for zines, patches, pins, music, and a bubblegum machine full of fun!
Joel Cramer:

Joel Cramer is the self-published one-man artistic army behind "Adventures of Honzy and
Joel". His all-ages series is about a human and dragon detective duo who deal with bizarre cases in an alternate universe.

 Shy Custis and Coey Kuhn:

A small studio based in Columbus, headed by Coey and Shy. Publishing art and storybooks, both compilations of artists as well as singular studio members. We will be displaying and selling a variety of books, art prints, and stickers!

 Victor Dandridge:

Victor Dandridge is an award-nominated comic book creator from Columbus, OH. Through his self-publishing imprint, Vantage:Inhouse Productions, he's challenging the norms of scale and caliber of independent titles. Wanting not only to entertain, but to encourage the next generation of comic book fans and creators, he  aunched U Cre-8 Comics -- a bridge between comics and classroom fundamentals.
Through U Cre-8 Comics, Dandridge has toured across the country, working with schools, conventions and other educational facilities to generate programming that aims to empower, excite and educate on the merits of comic books.

 Tom Davidson:

Tom has been making comics ever since his first SPACE appearance in 2004. He is the creator of a spooky little Southern slice-of-life series "Circle City Tales" and editor/publisher of the new mini-comix anthology "Fiver Fun Comics".

 Ginger Dee & Chris Ludden:

Chris & Gin are a comics duo from Indianapolis. They share art and writing between "The
Brothers Grant," "Dexter's Digs," and "Presidents of the United Space."

Amalia DeGirolamo and Sequoia Bostick:

Amalia and Sequoia are two best friends/illustrators/hooligans based in Cleveland, Ohio. They like making good art and bad jokes.

Samuel Dealey :
Woohooligan is a sporadic gag-a-day webcomic started in 2006 with no running theme and only a couple of short stories and running gags (the other gags can't run because they're chained to the dungeon). The strips inspirations include Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, Gary Larson's Far Side, old Warner Brothers cartoons and a host of other sci-fi, fantasy and general nerdery.

Sean M Dempsey:
 
 
 Sean M Dempsey graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sequential Art. His independent comics focus on curiosity and adventure through traveling or misfit characters. Whether in a comic, illustration, or cartoon, his stories embrace a balance of innocent and cynical protagonists. Sean hopes to create diverse, relatable characters that the audience can witness their inner growth, discovery, and individuality.

 Christopher Dillon:

Dark Lantern Studios produces a variety of independent/alternative art with an emphasis on
illustrative narrative images. Some of these are in the form of sequential comics, others are individual
drawings, prints, or paintings. Dark Lantern Studios is set to publish the first issue of "Sour Grapes," a compendium of some of these illustrative and narrative works by artists Christopher Dillon and Jeff Kilgore. This publication will go to press in the Spring of 2015.
Millard Draudt:
Dog-Eared Cartoons is a single panel cartoon running the range from satire to silly. In publication since 2000, Dog-Eared can be read in three newspapers: The Athens News, The Short North Gazette and The Funny Times. If you need a good giggle, check out our table at this year's SPACE.

Nick Dutro and Patrick Lay:
 

Nick Dutro and Patrick Lay make their first foray onto the page with 'Multi-', an adventure about kids, robots, superheroes and different worlds. Nick is a 2009 graduate of Ohio Northern University with a BA in journalism. Patrick has a BSFA from Valparaiso University with a focus in oil paint. Nick and Patrick are looking forward to bringing you an all-ages adventure story from across a couple universes.

Molly A. Durst:
Molly A. Durst (MAD) is an artist and writer who has been self-publishing comic books since 2007. She is the creator of the esoteric comic book series Symphony of the Universe (symphonyoftheuniverse.com) and has contributed to several anthologies published through PANEL/Ferret Press (http://www.ferretpress.com). When not making comics, she is probably catching up on Dr. Who or some other sci-fi series on Netflix. 

 
Kevin Eckert and Mike Burridge:
Kevin Eckert and Mike Burridge are Detroit cartoonists and the co-creators of Truth Dart comics. They host a weekly TV show called Royal Oak Comix Party and teach workshops on creating comics in Michigan schools and libraries.



Terry Eisele:

Terry is the author of the 3 volume graphic novel “With Only Five Plumbs”.
Terry has taught English for twenty years in places as far flung as the Czech Republic, Switzerland, California, and Ohio. He is currently an associate professor at Columbus State Community College. He received a master’s degree in comparative cultural studies from the Ohio State University. He reads comics, supports Arsenal Football Club, and writes in his spare time. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Michelle, and their two dogs. With Only Five Plums is his first graphic novel.


Mike Eshelman:


DuskBunnies Comics is a Columbus, Ohio based production company based on the “screw
it, we’ll do it ourselves” business philosophy. Their current lineup consists of “Camping”, a story about the boundaries of friendship pushed by the ultimate test, winner of the inaugural “Frightee Award” for best written fiction; and “Euphorium”, the first issue in the [non]collaboration series, a comic experiment. The team has several titles in varying phases of production including a second horror title, an adventure tale starring a famous public domain character, and a caring homage with subtle Satanic undertones to a beloved deceased musician.

Landon Franklin:

Zokusho is the story of various extraordinary characters that live across the connected
planes-a collection of worlds that are interconnected by the Interplanes. The worlds each have their own quirks and idiosyncrasies, but the common thread throughout them is the presence of magic. As these characters lives begin to intersect, the larger picture connecting them begins to come into view.

Rodney Fyke:
 

Rodney is a professional writer and artist from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently working on his 6th issue of his all ages comic Peanut, Puddin’ n’ Jelly which he self-publishes through Hazzum Productions. Rodney is a versatile artist whose art style ranges anywhere from graphic cartoony to detailed illustration pieces.


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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SPACE Exhibitors Part the First!


First round of our exhibitors.  Lots more to come.

Sherief AbouElSeoud:

Sherief is a Lansing based artist, writer, and co-founder of the Two for One Comics community. IT Professional by day, he spends his evenings toiling over bristol board with ink stained hands to make comics. Also, he’s kind of a big deal on Facebook.

 
Eric Adams:

Eric Adams is best known for the creator-owned comic series, LACKLUSTER WORLD – a satire about a man with albinism fending off his fanatically religious siblings while using vandalism and his  journalism career to change his ‘lackluster world’.

 
Max Bare:

"Born and bred in Lorain county, bread and buttered in Savannah (SCADuate), Max now resides in Chicago. Current artist for Mystery Afoot, chronicling drunken detective mishaps of Bigfoot and Nessie, written and co-created by Zoran Gvojic and Dave Schneider of lowcarbcomedy.com Additionally, Max has spent most of the past decade exhibiting artwork nationally and curating dozens of shows, most recently as a contributing member of OhNo!Doom."

 
Glenn Baskin:

80 Proof Comix has been around since the late 80's in various forms. In 2007 it began a true storyline (Days of Bewilderment) featuring past characters put in a new situation. Taking bits, pieces, fragments, and experiences from working in the DD/Mental Health group home setting, I've worked on creating a comedic realistic look at the staff that work these homes and some of the situations they face (without getting on a soap-box). Currently working on Chapter 7, Chapters 1-6 are collected in affordable editions.

 
Pam Bliss:
 
Pam Bliss has been making minicomics since 1989 and shows no signs of stopping yet. Most of her stories concern the lives of a group of characters who live in Kekionga, Indiana, the perfect Midwestern small town where anything can happen. She is also a dedicated blogger. Visit kekiongacomics.com every day for online comics, sketches, art and writing tips, fun facts, reviews and everything related to Kekionga-- and unrelated stuff too.

 
Craig Bogart:

Creator of the long-running series "The Ineffables"

 
Jess Boudrie:

Jess is the co-creator/artist of the webcomic Dax as well as a contributor to the Kidthulhu: Tales of Madness anthology. He developed a distinctively fun style as a kid with cartoons like Transformers and Ninja Turtles and uses it whether he's drawing monsters, aliens, elves, fairies or space mercs with ridiculous weapons. Jess enjoys the fun and silly side of comics directing his works towards kids, teens and fellow 30-somethings who refuse to grow up.

 
Lee Bradford:

Lee Bradford has written and illustrated a number of comic books, most notably the horrorcomedy The Bend and Page of Wands and tell you your future probably. Liz Holzer is a digital and traditional illustrator who will talk to you about your cats.

 
Mandie Brasington and Alexis Cooke:

Obsessive Comic Dames (O.C.D.) is a comic circle consisting of Mandie Brasington and Alexis Cooke. The works produced focus on the mundane, the common place situations that become transformed and charged through the emotional states of the characters. The stories are subtle and emotive with disconcerting undertones. They ask the viewer to investigate the work to uncover the source of the unease within the narrative. O.C. Dames focuses primarily on the female perspective hoping to further alternative representations of woman in comics.

Ryan Burns:

RUN Comics is a once a month comic book delivery system. Self destruction, cussing, and religious morality are not allowed anymore.


Caitlin Cass:

Caitlin Cass makes comics about and inspired by history. For the past five years she has drawn and published a bimonthly comic periodical called The Great Moments in Western Civilization Postal Constituent. Her comics have also appeared in The Chicago Reader, Artvoice and The Public. Caitlin lives and works in Buffalo, NY.


Ryan Claytor:
Ryan Claytor is a comics artist and professor living in Holt, Michigan. He currently teaches Comics Studio courses at Michigan State University and is spearheading MSU's Comics and Visual Narrative Minor. In 2007, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree fromSan Diego State University with an emphasis in multimedia, researching autobiography in comics. Claytor’s achievements have included two 1st place S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) Prizes for best Mini-Comic/Short Story, a Cartoonist in Residence position at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, California, visiting lecturerships at the Dallas Museum of Art , The Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont, and The Savannah College of Art and Design, an internship with Marvel Comics in New York City, and judging the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award.  He has also served as the Director of the Michigan State University Comics Forum, an event for scholars, creators and fans, since 2009.  As a creator, Claytor is most widely known for his self-published, autobiographical, comic book series And Then One Day. Although the series has undergone several format changes and incarnations since its inception in 2004,And Then One Day readers are consistently treated with Claytor’s thoughtful and entertaining approach to autobiographical comics immaculately packaged with a designer’s eye for production detail.

 
Ryan Colucci:

Ryan started Spoke Lane Entertainment to produce a variety of genre fare for the publishing and film worlds. The first project out of his banner is the graphic novel Harbor Moon. Financed independently and produced by Spoke Lane, the werewolf spaghetti western debuted to rave reviews in April of 2011. It was nominated for a Goodreads and Horror Comic Award for Best Original Graphic Novel. His follow-up graphic novel, R.E.M., made a big splash with its launch on Kickstarter and during its debut at NY Comic-con 2013. His graphic novels Bulderlyns and Chasing Rabbits are currently in production and look to make their debut in 2014 and 2015. Spoke Lane is also publishing the original manga series Orange Lif3 by acclaimed Russian artist Lemon5ky.


CCAD:

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is a private college of art and design located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Originally founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States. CCAD has approximately 1,350 full-time students.

Marie Condenzio:
Brutal is an ongoing autobiographical webcomic featuring true stories from the author's life
as well as memories and fever dreams. Bad Grammar is the story of a teenage boy, Michio, who moves back to his mother's hometown with his family only to discover that mysterious supernatural activity has begun to plague him.

 
Nikki Coleman:

Nikki Coleman is an artist, designer and jewelry maker that has always had a love of comic books. She is working on a concept with her son Anthony based upon a comic book she envisioned when she was in college. Their first collaboration was "A letter to Santa from a Diva in training" published in the Lump of Coal series by Art Explorer Post 407 and Back Porch Comics.

 
COWBOY HOUSE:

COWBOY HOUSE is a four-member art collective made up of
artists/illustrators/designers/multi-hyphenates Fred Frances, Jeff Gibbons, Matt Glove, & Mike Madsen. Subscribe to the Cowboy House Correspondence Club and receive great comics and zines every month by Fred, Mike, and Jeff!


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Thursday, May 7, 2015

SPACE Special Guest- Joyce Brabner!



We are proud to announce our Special Guest, Joyce Brabner, at SPACE this summer!

 


Joyce Brabner is an award-winning author of nonfiction comics about tough social issues. She will be at SPACE with her recently released Second Avenue Caper. She frequently collaborated with her late husband, Harvey Pekar, on his American Splendor series. Her own titles include the Real War Stories series, Activists!, Brought to Light (with Alan Moore), numerous short stories, and Our Cancer Year (also with Harvey). She lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and is rather more lighthearted than any of the actresses who have portrayed her in various plays or in that movie.

Although as a species we may be going down the climate tubes, Second Avenue Caper (Hill and Wang, $22.00) proves anew that individuals can make a difference. Writer Joyce Brabner and artist Mark Zingarelli's true tale of early-1980s gay activists fighting the AIDS epidemic by running illegal antiviral drugs (and pot) from south of the border is as funny, and harrowing, as its mix of drag queens, mobsters, Cheez Whiz, and eulogies promises.  Review by R.C. Baker -Village Voice
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Big Comic Show this Saturday at the Pickerington Public Library

 
Join us for our second annual Big Comic Show! Spend a day with artists, illustrators, and graphic novelists from the Columbus area and beyond: learn about their work, their inspiration, and their techniques. Comics will be available for purchase and signing.
For more info go to http://www.pickeringtonlibrary.org/content/big-comic-show-2015-0

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