A Walk Around The Denver Public Library Mini Comic Con 2

Written by Neil Greenaway

 Denver Public Library - Sam Gary Branch.

Denver Public Library - Sam Gary Branch.

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. 

Mutant Rabbit 2016 Anthology

A jam Comic from the Mutant Rabbit 2016 Anthology

An interior page from the Mutant Rabbit 2017 Anthology

Mutant Rabbit 2017 Anthology


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.

 Adrienne Norris

Adrienne Norris


R. Alan Brooks, author of The Burning Metronome graphic novel, stands with a lovely lady beside him. 

 Alan Brooks poses with his girlfriend.

Alan Brooks poses with his girlfriend.


People always want to talk when you're eating. Just ask Amanda McManaman & Laurissa Hughes.

 Amanda McManaman & Laurissa Hughes

Amanda McManaman & Laurissa Hughes


Brian Essig-Peppard, the co-creator, writer, and illustrator of Zeroes For Hire.

 Brian Essig-Peppard

Brian Essig-Peppard


Michael William Prince, of Cellar Door Books. Pick a topic, get a poem.

 Cellar Door

Cellar Door


Cori Redford, purveyor of Sophisticated Dick Jokes, was showing her art.

 Cori Redford

Cori Redford


Crystal McDowell had several books and pins on display with her art.

 Crystal McDowell

Crystal McDowell


Gerhard Kaaihue was sketching and selling his artbook. See more of his work here.

 Gerhard Kaaihue

Gerhard Kaaihue


Jesse Dubin was on hand, representing 8th Wonder Press.

 Jesse Dubin

Jesse Dubin


Karl Christian Krumpholz, the author and artist of 30 Miles of Crazy and The Denver Bootleg.

 Karl Christian Krumpholz

Karl Christian Krumpholz


Niré Aschenbrenner, fine artist and illustrator. You can see more of her amazing pencil work here.

 Nire Aschenbrenner

Nire Aschenbrenner


Sarin Tatroe (of Sariochan Arts) with her many bookmarks, and Thea Hunt - showing pages from her upcoming comic. You can see more from Thea here.

 Sarin Tatroe & Thea Hunt

Sarin Tatroe & Thea Hunt


William DeLuca was there selling copies of Camp Fire Stories of Lake Kikipapi, the series he co-created with his husband Craig "Pepper" Deluca.

 William DeLuca

William DeLuca