2018 Programming & Special Events

Cannabis + Comix 

Saturday, April 14th 3:45 PM

Adult Coloring 

Saturday, April 14th 4PM
*In the Bar, Live Music with Toi Et Moi

Art Auction 

Saturday, April 14th 6:00 PM

The DiNKy Awards 

Saturday, April 14th 7:30 PM

VIP Sunday Comics & Cereal

Sunday, April 15th 10 AM

VIP Meet & Greet

Sunday, April 15th 11 AM

Oskar Blues Graffiti Tour

Sunday, April 15th 2 PM

More TBA!

Workshop & Panel Discussion Schedule

(Schedule subject to late minute changes)

SATURDAY, April 14

09:00 am :: The J.A.G.U.A.R Morning Show: Presented by Sexpot Comedy
04/14/2018, 09:00 am Start your DiNK experience off right with your hosts, Jay Gillespie & Andy Juett. Presented by Sexpot Comedy, get your 30 Minute Workout and 1 Hour of DiNK News/Weather/Sports! Watch their live Facebook feed every Tuesday and…
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12:00 pm :: Storytelling Flow with Tom Hart
04/14/2018, 12:00 pm Join Tom Hart, founder of The Sequential Artist’s Workshop (SAW)! Feeling stuck? Tense? Like you can’t figure out which way to turn? Not sure which idea to build on or how to tell a good idea from…
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12:30 pm :: Web Comix Invasion: The Role of Social Media in Content
04/14/2018, 12:30 pm Social media can be as fickle as it is fun. Join Nick Seluk (the Awkward Yeti), Brian Gordon (Fowl Language Comics), and Shen (Owlturd/Shen Comix) as they provide insight on how it has affected their work and…
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12:45 pm :: Kablamm!: Typography and Lettering to Make Your Comics Read
04/14/2018, 12:45 pm Lettering, sound effects words, titling....it all falls under the topic of typography. Get an introduction to this important part of comics creation. Learn approaches and tips from panelists Ted Intorcio, Lonnie MF Allen, Leda Zawacki, and Mario…
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01:00 pm :: Beware of Splinters: Illustrating on Wood
04/14/2018, 01:00 pm Mixed Materials is a constant in Daniel Crosier's world and he is known for working on wood. He's wants you to join in on illustrating on wood. Materials are supplied for this 45 min creative frenzy! Experience…
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01:30 pm :: Building Worlds with Man of Action’s Joe Kelly and Steven T. Seagle
04/14/2018, 01:30 pm MAN OF ACTION creators Joe Kelly and Steven T. Seagle are creators/writers/executive producers who translate their own original ideas (BEN 10, GENERATOR REX, BIG HERO 6, I KILL GIANTS) and others' (MEGA MAN, MARVEL'S AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, ULTIMATE…
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01:30 pm :: Starving Artists?: How to Survive on Your Art
04/14/2018, 01:30 pm Is the “starving artist” an inevitability, a professional phase, or a total misnomer? Industry professionals will share their experiences in freelancing, navigating the industry, and their patterns for success. Being a creator is hard work, but is…
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01:45 pm :: Censor This!: The Evolution of Censorship in Indie Art
04/14/2018, 01:45 pm Starting with the Comics Code to the regulations of social media to self-censorship when creating work, this panel will focus on the evolution of censorship in these various forms. Panelists include Jake Fairly, Denis Kitchen, and Avi…
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02:30 pm :: Spotlight: John Leguizamo
04/15/2018, 2:30 pm John Leguizamo is making a surprise appearance at DiNK! Known for his plethora of acting & writing gigs such as Moulin Rouge , Spawn Movie, Super Mario Brothers - John will be hanging with us in support…
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03:00 pm :: Can Art Workshop Presented by Oskar Blues Brewery
04/14/2018, 03:00 pm As the creators of “The Original Craft Beer in a Can,” Dale’s Pale Ale, it’s not surprising that Oskar Blues’ favorite type of CANvas, is a can. You’re invited to a can art workshop where you can…
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02:45 pm :: Magic Fluidity: The Process of Using Watercolors in Comics
04/14/2018, 02:45 pm Walk through the process of water coloring your work with the talented Morgan Beam. In this interactive workshop, Morgan Beam will show you her process while answering your question regarding this incredible art! Moderators: Morgan Beam
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03:30 pm :: Tips and Tricks from the Master of Cerebus
04/14/2018, 03:30 pm Come learn from the Master of Cerebus, Gerhard, where he will take attendees through the use of crosshatching, shading, lighting, perspective and coloring. Through both the use of a Q&A and time-lapse videos of his work, you…
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03:30 pm :: Spotlight: James O’Barr
04/14/2018, 03:30 pm Listen to the great James O'Barr talk about his career in this intimate spotligh panel. James O' Barr is the award-winning creator of "The Crow,” and writer of three hit-series currently from IDW Publishing, entitled “Curare” and…
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03:45 pm :: How Not to Read Comics like a Book
04/14/2018, 03:45 pm The combination of pictures and words on a comic book page are meaningful in creating a story! While education conditions us to read the words rather than the pictures, R.C. Harvey explores the importance of allowing the…
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04:00 pm :: Social Justice in Zine Making
04/14/2018, 04:00 pm The workshops cover how zines offer a different narrative to the dominant one in society, and thus can aid in education and empathy in a social justice lens. Join Denver Zine Librarian, Kaitlyn Lafferty, in this interesting…
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04:30 pm :: Funny Haha’s: Comedy in Comics
04/14/2018, 04:30 pm A priest and a rabbi walk into a comic con......The art of humor can be just as challenging, for some, as the inking a comic book page. Integrating humor is a great way of engaging your reader…
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04:30 pm :: SPOTLIGHT: Ending of the Fucking World with Chuck Forsman
04/14/2018, 04:30 pm Join Charles Forsman, a three-time Ignatz Award winner, to view the first episode of the Netflix series' End of the Fucking World, adapted from Chuck's book. There will be time for a Q & A to learn…
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04:45 pm :: Back to the Drawing Board: Non Digital Mediums for Creating Comics
04/14/2018, 04:45 pm In a digitally focused world, it can be easy to forget that the essence of a creator is the relationship between their mind and hands, and any tools at their disposal. We will delve into the benefits…
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05:00 pm :: Drawing Facial Expressions with Amy Reeder
04/14/2018, 05:00 pm Don't miss Colorado grown indie artist Amy Reeder's workshop, where she shares her talent of drawing faces. Known for her work on Rocket Girl, she is an artist to watch! Learn her tips and tricks for drawing…
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SUNDAY, April 15

12:00 pm :: Meow Wolf: Bringing Concept Art to Life
04/15/2018, 12:00 pm Meow Wolf is an arts production company that creates immersive, multimedia experiences that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of storytelling. This unique fusion of art and entertainment gives fan fictional worlds to explore. Join…
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12:30 pm :: Cat Scratch Fever: The Popularity of Cats in Comics
04/15/2018, 12:30 pm Let's be honest! We all love cats! It's the reason we have so many comics and cartoons about these beloved animals. Panelist will discuss what makes cats interesting creatures of focus for our work (with maybe some…
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12:45 pm :: The Power of Disability
04/15/2018, 12:45 pm Heather Neyer of Brain Balance joins us in a discussion on how to detect and handle learning disabilities in the classroom, how superheroes with disabilities are written and how they can empower students to embrace their learning…
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01:00 pm :: Zine Making 101
04/15/2018, 01:00 pm Come to the Wonderful World of Zines with the Denver Zine Library's Librarian, Rachel Livingston! In this workshop, Rachel will walk attendees through the process of making their own zines! This workshop will be held in the…
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01:00 pm :: Joe Kelly Q&A on I Kill Giants, Man of Action, Comics & Writing
04/15/2018, 01:00 pm Ever wanted to ask a comics writing legend about how he comes up with the idea and crafts it into the comics you love? Man of Action's Joe Kelly is your man for that! He turned his…
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01:00 pm :: Wet-in-Wet Technique with Jamaica Dyer
04/15/2018, 01:00 pm Join Jamaica Dyer in a painting technique demo experimenting with watercolors for moody washes, abstract landscapes and color and shadow layering for your comics. Whether you’re looking to create some real textures to layer on your digital…
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01:30 pm :: What is Queer: Discussions of Identity in Independent Comics
04/15/2018, 01:30 pm Three generations of queer and trans cartoonists will discuss how they represent queer identities in their own independent comics work. Spanning from the underground comix of the 1970s to modern webcomics and Kickstarter, panelists will examine how…
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01:45 pm :: Social Movements: The Relevance of Art in a Political World
04/15/2018, 01:45 pm Comics are the perfect medium for social movements! They began that way, with heroes fighting against fascism, and have continued to be at the forefront of progressive change. The medium allows you to create stories about anything…
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02:00 pm :: Tear It Apart: Kit Bashing with Misha Fraser
04/15/2018, 02:00 pm Join Misha Fraser (the one person education department at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys), who is going to school you in the fine art of KITBASHING – that is, the practice of using a…
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02:00 pm :: Starting from Scratch: Making Your Own Comic
04/15/2018, 02:00 pm It’s not so daunting! Get a complete A to Z walkthrough of what it takes to make a comic book! Work with industry professional Brian Essig-Peppard as you begin the process of taking your ideas and start…
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02:00 pm :: Spotlight: GET NAKED with Steven T. Seagle
04/15/2018, 02:00 pm GET NAKED with Steven T. Seagle. The author of the new Image Comics book GET NAKED - a collection of 19 graphic essays - will discuss his work on the book, what a graphic essay is, and…
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02:30 pm :: Overcoming Fear: Finishing Your Project
04/15/2018, 02:30 pm FEAR- the enemy to all creative endeavors. It shows up in a variety of ways when we're trying to finish our art, and it provides us numerous tools to sabotage our own work. And who wants THAT?…
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02:45 pm :: Creating Comics and Community in Colorado
04/15/2018, 02:45 pm Making your own comics can be a solitary art. But participating in a creative community can inspire, support, and create opportunities for you to reach your artistic goals. The Denver public library will moderate a panel of…
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03:00 pm :: Pioneers of Underground Comix: A Conversation with Denis Kitchen and Howard Cruse
04/15/2018, 03:00 pm Join legends Denis Kitchen and Howard Cruse in their infinite wisdom on working together, longevity in comics, and other fun tidbits about the industry. This panel is not to be missed! Moderators: Jason Heller
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03:45 pm :: International Passport: Learning about Comics in Other Countries
04/15/2018, 03:45 pm Come learn why we’re not the center of the universe! We’re proud to present a panel delving into the far-reaching international comic book community. Learn about comics from around the world along with some professional creators from…
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04:00 pm :: From the Publisher’s Mouth: Marketing Strategies to Sell Your Art
04/15/2018, 04:00pm Soak in all the advice and tips for navigating the comics industry from the gatekeepers themselves, the publishers! Join Ted Intorcio, owner of Tinto Press, as he guides a panel including Christy Thacker of Birdy Magazine, Luz Magdaleno…
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04:00 pm :: F*ck That Guy: Toxic Masculinty in Comics
04/15/2018, 04:00 pm Buckle in and get ready for a thoughtful dissemination of toxic masculinity within the industry and narratives of comics. The affects of these patterns have an unhealthy impact on both women and men, have perpetuated themselves as…
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04:00 pm :: Memory Printing Workshop
04/15/2018, 04:00 pm This workshop would explore the relationship between our memories and the objects that trigger them. Karl Orozco will share a printmaking project that uses Mahjong tiles to tell stories of his family's history. Then, participants will be…
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05:00 pm :: DiNK’s 2nd Annual Dog Cosplay Competition!
04/15/2018, 05:00 pm DOG COSPLAY IS BACK! Get your canine companions dressed up and ready to strut their stuff at DiNK. Register @ dinkdenver.com/dog-cosplay/ Prizes will be awarded based on the following criteria and the judge's whims: Creativity, Fun, No…
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