Written by Neil Greenaway
Last Saturday (December 9, 2017) I found myself at the Sam Gary Branch of the Denver Public Library to attend the 2nd Annual Mini Comic-Con that was held there. The Mini Comic-Con is organized by Thane Benson, a Denver artist whose comic - Burnt - can now be found on webtoons.com. The free event played host to over 30 local artists and comic book creators and featured games, cosplay, face painting, and a costume contest. Not only was the Mini Comic-Con a great chance to meet and talk with creators, I also learned about an awesome anthology book being put out by the Denver Public Library called Mutant Rabbit. The anthology consists of comics written and drawn by teens who participated in the graphic novel or art workshops offered at the library. I was able to pick up both the 2016 and the 2017 issues, and I was really impressed with what I saw.
As I walked around the library, I was taking photos and talking with the creators there. Below are photos of only some of the many talented creators who attended.
Adrienne Norris, the artist behind Afro Triangle Designs and the "Women Behaving Badly" series.
R. Alan Brooks, author of The Burning Metronome graphic novel, stands with a lovely lady beside him.
Brian Essig-Peppard, the co-creator, writer, and illustrator of Zeroes For Hire.
Michael William Prince, of Cellar Door Books. Pick a topic, get a poem.
Cori Redford, purveyor of Sophisticated Dick Jokes, was showing her art.
Crystal McDowell had several books and pins on display with her art.
Gerhard Kaaihue was sketching and selling his artbook. See more of his work here.
Jesse Dubin was on hand, representing 8th Wonder Press.
Niré Aschenbrenner, fine artist and illustrator. You can see more of her amazing pencil work here.
William DeLuca was there selling copies of Camp Fire Stories of Lake Kikipapi, the series he co-created with his husband Craig "Pepper" Deluca.