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
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.