Verde Valley Comic Expo

April 1, 2017 10:00 AM

The 2nd Annual Verde Valley Comic Expo is Saturday, April 1 at the Cottonwood Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it’s shaping up to surpass the success of last year’s event. The event is sponsored by the Cottonwood Public Library and is a fundraiser for the Bookmarks – Friends of the Library. Proceeds go to the Adult and Youth Services Summer Reading Program for the Library. Adults and children alike will have a great time meeting a wide spectrum of comic artists. Meet Mini Marvel artist and guest of honor Chris Giarrusso. Writer of the Flash and Batman Gotham Brian Augustyn. Stephen Reid is an animator who worked on the movies Space Jam and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Michael Gallagher from Archie Comics. Local comic book creators including the Janimal, Danny Roberts and Russ Kazmierczak will be present as well. Many more artists will be in attendance to meet and be inspired by. Enjoy multiple cosplayers (costume players) doing performance art wearing their favorite comic book character attire. Food trucks, panels and the ever popular Artist Sketch-off are just a few of the things you can witness at this fun event. Moderator Ed Harris will be facilitating a panel called “Art in Gaming” from 12—12:45 pm, as well as “Self-Publishing: How We Do It!” from 1:15—2 pm, and more panels are to be announced. Don’t miss the Sketch-Off from 2:30—3:15 pm. This will be a fun filled event for family members of all ages so don’t miss it! Admission is $5 or $3 with 2 canned goods donation. Kids under 10 get in free. Canned goods will be donated to the Old Town Mission. The Cottonwood Recreation Center is located at 150 S 6th St in Cottonwood.

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