A very special welcome to our first 2019 ComicFest guest
Mike Hoffman

Attack of the Villains!

ComicFest 2019 is
Attack of the Villains!

Friday, April 26  3:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, April 27  9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, April 28  10:00am –4:00pm

Guest, Artists, Dealers and Activities will be in the PRIMROSE, IRIS, & LARKSPUR conference rooms with additional ComicFest events in the Aspen Theater and Blue Bell room

PanelsGuests – Art – Comics & More

It’s About Fun! ComicFest is Denver’s annual celebration of local,  national and international comics, cartooning and art industry! ComicFest is the longest running Rocky Mountain Region Comics convention. It has always been our goal to increase the public’s awareness of the comic book medium and showcase talented local talent and publishers to the general public. What we have been surprised to learn is just how many creators there are that live right here in the region. We promise to continue to work at creating a unique convention experience that allows talented comics professionals to network with each other and meet their fans.
It’s Educational! ComicFest features lots of hands on comic book creation panels and demonstrations. If you are looking to break into Comics this is a great weekend to learn from the pro’s.
It’s About Collecting! Don’t worry if drawing stick figures is the extent of your artistic talent, because ComicFest will provide an outlet for what you enjoy about Comics as well. If you are looking for that special back issue or paper-back you’ll have the chance to search it out at one of our dealer tables. There will also be collection supplies available as well so don’t miss out on any of these items from all of our fine retailers.
It’s About Art! Come get custom sketches of your favorite Comic book characters from the area’s most talented comic book artists. The artists have a wide variety of styles and as a whole have worked for virtually every major publisher so you’re sure to find someone that can create that image that you’ve been waiting to display. Schedules will vary so you’ll have to check with the artists throughout the weekend so you won’t miss out on any of the talented people that will be coming by. We have even more artists to check out in 2016, so take your time and spend some time meeting them.
It’s About The Future! There are other exciting features that make ComicFest the convention that fans from the Rocky Mountain Region will enjoy for years to come!

ComicFest Panels

Join in on great discussions & demos

2019 Panel List is Pending

Mike Hoffman

Mike has worked for Marvel, DC and Dark Horse, drawing Swamp Thing and Batman with Neil Gaiman before going independent to pursue his own creative visions.

He has created unique characters like Tigress, Squid Girl, Madame Tarantula and Minister Sinister, recorded multiple albums of Halloween music for his “Monster University” projects, and has published many popular instructional books like his most recent “Secrets of Drawing Fantasy Figures”.



2018 Art Winners: Artem Shukaev, Chaz Kemp, J. James McFarland, Gerhard Kaaihue

2019 Art Contest Information

“Your Imagination Has No Limit!”

Submissions are no longer limited to just Colorado artists. If you submit from out-of-state and you win one of the art slots for the event, all you have to do is make it to the event (see winners loot below).

COMIC FEST 2019’s theme is “Attack of the Villains!”

That means any and all comic book villains can be used in the artwork or submit some of your personal creations. We highly encourage all of you to be as creative as you want to be.

Every piece of artwork must contain the following: COMIC FEST 2019


– Any Comic
– Banners size: ~ 33″  x 78″
– Submit Size of artwork: 11 x 17 (format)
– Initial: can be <300 dpi & watermarked
– Finalized HI/RES files (300 dpi)
– Colors: no limit on the number of colors used


– Any Comic Book Villain or Villains
– Contains words: COMIC FEST 2019
– Size: 4″ x 6″, it will be reduced to ~3″ x 5″
– Blank Name Box: ~ 1/2″ x 2″
– You may submit FOUR (4) different images, a separate one for each badge type (see next item) or the same image for all types
– Submit FOUR (4) badges, each with a different name included: GUEST, STAFF, VENDOR, ARTIST

Winning Artists Prize
1 Free Booth Space/Table
2 Passes to StarFest 2019

FEBRUARY 1ST, Mountain Time 11:59pm!

Questions: Rio Herrera, ComicFest Director, lairofwonders@gmail.com

TABLE COST:  $275 and includes:
1 six foot table, 2 chairs, table cloth & drape
2 weekend passes to StarFest/ComicFest

Friday – April 26 – 9:00am to 2:00pm 

Comic Book Vendors and Merchandise Only
If most of your merchandise is non-comic book related, please apply on the StarFest Dealer’s Room Page

 Electricity is available through the Hotel at a rate of $35 per outlet.

Questions about the StarFest Dealers room please email KathE Walker at kathestarfest@gmail.com or 720-261-0570

comic artist

TABLE COST:  $150.00 and includes:
1 six foot table, 2 chairs, table cloth & drape
2 weekend passes to StarFest/ComicFest

Friday – April 26 – Noon  to 2:00pm 

Comic Artists and items featuring the artist’s original art Only
If most of your merchandise is non-comic book related, please apply on the StarFest Dealer’s Room Page

 Electricity is available through the Hotel at a rate of $35 per outlet.

The determination of allowed items for sale will be at the discretion of Rio, our ComicFest Director.

ComicFest Volunteers

Try It, You'll Like It

Would you like to be a part of the ComicFest team?

Please click on the button below and we will contact you about exciting opportunities to help with ComicFest. Giving of your time to help others does have its perks and we’d like to have you join our family. Volunteers receive general admission to all regular StarFest/ComicFest activities, use of the Con Suite, a convention t-shirt,  and The Dead Dog Staff After Party.

Volunteers are required to donate (because WORK just doesn’t sound like fun) at least 15 hours of time during the weekend. You have the option to pay ~$20 food fee (which stocks the con suite with food and soda for you to enjoy Friday evening – Sunday evening).

Contact either for additional information:
Rio Herrera, lairofwonders@gmail.com
Terri Cantrell, terrimcantrell@gmail.com

Podcasters & Promotional Partners

Comic Related Community Groups and Convention

Please contact Rio Herrera, lairofwonders@gmail.com

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