Written by Neil Greenaway
On Saturday, January 27th, the Landmark Academy in Commerce City, CO once again opened its doors to the Landmark Comic Book Club Mini Con. This was the club's second annual mini-convention and several local Colorado creators came out to help them celebrate. Belying the "Mini" in their name the day-long event featured several panels, a Pokemon tournament, a Kid's Cosplay Contest, and a full table of prizes to be raffled away through the afternoon. Offered below is a gallery featuring some of the creators that were set up and selling their wares at the show.
The Landmark Academy at Reunion - in Commerce City Colorado hosted the Mini-Con.
Almost immediately inside the front door, I found Patricia Krmpotich and Dan Conner with the full spread of their My Gal the Zombie comics.
The folks at Game Face Photography and Printing were there with a variety of prints. Their table also featured information and a sign-up sheet for the Monster Rangers (from Steam Crow)! It is great to see the Rangers starting to spread and grow.
Moriah Hummer had the first three issues of her comic - Flat Track Furies at her table. Her book is about a Roller Derby team, which is something Moriah knows about - she plays with the Denver Roller Dolls.
Colton Muheim, Andrew Mark, & Terry Schayes were on hand to represent Red Team Go Colorado and - as always - sketches for children were free. With this event taking place in a school, these guys were busy all day.
William DeLuca and his husband Craig "Pepper" DeLuca had a table at the mini-con where they were selling copies of Campfire Stories of Lake KikiPapi - the comic that they create together. They also had a coloring sheet for children (which my son thoroughly enjoyed).
Stan Yan had a table where he was selling copies of his children's book (There's A Zombie in the Basement) and we were able to talk a bit about his upcoming graphic novel - Regret: A Cancer Survivor's Story. He was also printing out custom Pokemon cards for people (an idea he had with his son).
Matt Barclay of Lunch Bag Lab arrived at the mini-con with a plethora of original lunch bag art for sale - and then proceeded to sit down and make a whole bunch more!
To see more from Matt you can check out the Lunch Bag Lab Facebook page.