The event will take place Saturday, September 18, 12-7 p.m., with a special free screening of the family favorite Big Hero 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the PEACE Park.
This year’s festival will make up for last year’s cancelled event, with even more fun activities for all ages throughout the Coventry Village business district, the Coventry Village Branch Library, and the PEACE Park:
- 12:00-7:00 p.m.
Vendor Market (See vendor list, below)
Kid’s Carnival/Bounce House Games
Cosplay / Character Costumes – Free Tommy’s Milkshake Voucher for those who come in costume!
- 1:00-4:30 p.m.
Free Takeaway Crafts
- 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Free Glitter Tattoos in PEACE Park
Comix Today- A Panel Discussion with Artists, Writers and Editors Panel (see details below)
Zine-Making / Illustration Crafts with Lake Erie Ink
- 3:00 pm-5:00 p.m.
Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition in PEACE Park
- 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Big Hero 6- FREE Movie in the Park
At 2 p.m., Mac’s Backs will present a special event for the more serious comics fans, Comix Today: A Panel Discussion with Artists, Writers and Editors.
Panelists will discuss the current state of the comics industry and make recommendations on what comic fans should be reading. The event will take place outdoors in front of the library, and feature the following comics folks:
Jake Kelly is a Cleveland-based artist, illustrator and writer who has produced concert flyers, zines and comic books, including Lake Erie Monster with John G. He has also been incredibly generous with his talents during the pandemic, raising money for venues with his art. Jake’s latest project is a series of comic books, Death, Destruction, Vice & Sleaze about true episodes from Cleveland’s past. The latest is In the New Era about a burlesque vaudeville club.
Rachel Miller is the managing editor of The Comics Journal. She also co-curated the show “Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art” at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum in Columbus and is working on a textbook, Introduction to Comics.
Bryan Christopher Moss is an artist and illustrator. His book Eightfold Path will be published by Abrams in 2022. He is also an educator and recently curated the show “The Black Panther: Celebrating 50+ Years of Black Superheroes” at the King Arts Complex in Columbus.
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80 Proof Comix
The Black Magic Woman LLC
Cathy B. Masks
Dark Raven Products
Known Associates Press
Lipscomb Lifestyle LLC
Paper Tiger Textiles
Quintessential Jack: The Art of Jack Nicholson on Screen
Tylur Paints & Prints
Xrento International Press