ComicFest: Try It, You’ll Like It
This year’s ComicFest (CF), part of StarFest, has a variety of fun events lined up for all ages. In addition to friendly and talkative artists & dealers with various items to show and for sale during CF hours, we will have daily door prizes, and we are offering three panels.
ComicFest is hosting the Colorado Movie Premier of Monster Force Zero on Friday 4:30-6:30pm, Panel Room 1. Ancient Aliens endow Calvin “A.I.” Cashill and his local cos-play pals with their characters’ superpowers to save the multiverse from total annihilation.
Director: Nathan Letteer
Writers: Michele Pacitto, Nathan Letteer & Tyson Kroening
Starring: Garrett Wang, Pat Tanaka, Shale LePage, Heath C. Heine, and many others.
Many from in front of & behind the cameras will be available for a Q&A.
Check out the Trailer: https://www.monsterforcezero.com/monster-force-zero-trailer .
Three outstanding special guests join CF this year and will participate in a question & answer panel on Saturday 4pm, Panel Room 2.
R. Alan Brooks teaches graphic novel writing for Regis University’s MFA program, and Lighthouse Writers Workshop. He’s the author of “The Burning Metronome” and “Anguish Garden” – graphic novels featuring social commentary. His award-winning weekly comic for The Colorado Sun, “What’d I Miss?” has been praised for its direct engagement with social issues. His TED Talk on the importance of art reached one million views in two months. His graphic novel work is featured in the Denver Art Museum’s renovated Western exhibit. He hosts the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art’s “How Art Is Born” podcast, as well as his own “MotherF**ker In A Cape” comics podcast, and has written comic books for Pop Culture Classroom, Zenescope Entertainment, and more.
Zach Howard is a freelance professional illustrator of fifteen years. His most notable employers include Marvel, Disney, DC, Warner Bros., Image, IDW, Boom, Simon & Schuster, and Steve Jackson Games. Zach’s most popular projects are Wild Blue Yonder, Shaun of the Dead, Spiderman, X-Men, GI Joe, The Cape, and Batman. He has been nominated for an Eisner award, multiple Indie awards and received an Amazon Book of the Month selection for Wild Blue Yonder. In addition to his professional work, Zach is passionate about supporting young artists and has dedicated much of his time to helping nurture the next generation of creators.
Moriah Hummer is a self-published author and artist of her comic book, Flat Track Furies. As a strong believer in women’s empowerment, she created a comic with characters that are dynamic and layered, and hopes the message of acceptance, female friendship, and the strength of the women’s community come through in her work. Although she loves making comics, she’ll pursue art in almost any medium! She’s recently combined her love for drawing and motorcycles by creating a one-of-a-kind motorcycle helmet and motorcycle tank. Moriah currently lives in Fort Collins with her husband, Paul, her toddler, Fitzgerald, and their dog, Clarke. Flat Track Furies has three issues and is hoping to expand into a full graphic novel. Moriah loves dessert, so if you approach her with a cupcake she will swipe it right out of your hand and eat it. You’ve been warned!
We will close the CF show with an Iconic Comic Book Monsters Quick Draw with audience participation in Panel Room 1. Several artists will be your guinea pigs. What happens when a group of local artists are asked by the audience to draw an iconic monster doing something odd? Pictured are just a few of last year’s art from the Villain Quick Draw.
ComicFest is located on the 12th Floor along with ArtFest and ModelFest.
Friday May 13 3pm – 7pm
Saturday May 14 10am – 7pm
Sunday May 15 10am – 3pm