2010-04-08 / Scene

Flint comic book artists to be featured

FLINT — Flint Comix and Entertainment would like to invite you to a one-day celebration of comics, art, and local artistic talent being held at the downtown Flint Masonic Temple on April 17.

Entitled “The Downtown Flint Comixcon,” the event is designed to showcase the popular content found inside the Flint Comix and Entertainment paper.

“It is a two fold celebration that we’re throwing,” Flint Comix editor Randy Zimmerman said, “making note of Flint Comix’ first year of existence, and also showcasing some of the incredible talent and vendors that are from this area.” Artists and vendors from throughout Lower Michigan will be on display, most selling all sorts of comics, art, books, and whatever else they can display. Additionally, almost all of the local talent that has contributed to the Flint Comix paper will also be in attendance to sign autographs, display and sell their works, but most of all to meet the readers of the Flint Comix paper.

Besides the local talent contributing to the paper, the Comixcon will also feature a number of other local talents as special guests. Artists like Bill Messner Loebs and Jason Moore will be in attendance, both of whom have worked for the two big major comic book manufacturers (Marvel and DC Comics), along with a number of others who have made their mark in comics and other popular entertainment.

Included on the agenda of the day’s events is an art contest, open to all who attend and broken down by age (5-11, 12-17, 18 and up) with prizes awarded from panel of artist judges. There is also a costume contest planned with prizes given away for the best costumes worn to the show.

Also offered at the show will be astrology and tarot card readings by Linda Forbes and friends.

Forbes writes the intriguing monthly astrology column “Astral Meadow” for the paper. Another surprise will be a stand-up routine performed by the hilariously opinionated columnist from the paper, Bryan McCree.

Open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Comixcon has a much lower admission fee than most comic book shows, only $4. at the door, and $2 for children under 18 who bring a parent with them. Like the “Flint Comix and Entertainment” paper, The Comixcon is also designed to be fun for the entire family. — G.G.

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