Granby Comic Fest This Weekend

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 518 Salmon Brook St.  See map

Fans of comics and collectibles have

reason to celebrate on Saturday, February 8, 2014 as the Granby

Commons Shopping Center is host to the Granby Comic Fest. Located at

518 Salmon Brook St., the Granby Comic Fest will feature comics and

collectibles vendors, local artists, and demonstrations of comics and

games from area creators.

Some of the artists scheduled to attend

include TC Ford, caricaturist and comics artists, Ryan McCarthy,

cartoonist, Hector Rodriguez, artist and founder of Guild Works

Productions. They will be selling their works as well as doing

original pieces.

There will be gaming demonstrations by

gamer Peter Roohr, where attendees can learn new tabletop games.

“This is a great opportunity for the

community to partake in the thrills of a big city Comic-Con right

here in Granby,” said event organizer Pamela Jackson.

Organizers plan to have raffles,

prizes, games and more for convention visitors. Admission is 99 cents

and all ages are invited to attend and have a good time.

Running from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.,

visitors can shop from over a dozen different vendors for comic

books, graphic novels, action figures, and games. In addition,

several comic book artists from around the area will be on-hand to

sell their books as well as produce original commissioned sketches.

Free Lunch Studios, a Granby based

comics publisher and art studio owned by Matt Ryan and Steve Kanaras,

plans to conduct demonstrations of their Comics Construction program

for children and adults. The program teaches the writing and drawing

skills necessary for producing comics and graphic novels.

“This is a program we have run

successfully for schools and organizations throughout Connecticut for

several years,” said Free Lunch Studios partner Steve Kanaras,

“it's great to be able to demonstrate it to our local residents.”

Some of the vendors scheduled to appear

include Barefoot Books, Toy Maker Marshall Couture of DonkeyJaw

Productions, Scott Pellin, seller of Silver Age and rare comics. The

Farmington Valley YMCA will also be in attendance.

Attendees are encouraged to wear

costumes and concessions will be available.  


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