DiNK is thrilled to announce animation legend, Ralph Bakshi along with other heralded vets and newcomers such as Denis Kitchen, Alex de Campi, Josh Bayer, Keef Cross, Cachet, zine maker Carrie McNinch, street artists Mike Graves, Lindee Zimmer, DINKC, Ladies Fancywork Society, and Tukeone, as well as Seattle nerd rocker, Kirby Krackle. Set to take place at the beautifully restored McNichol's Civic Center Building April 13th and 14th, 2019, tickets are on sale now.
DiNK in collaboration with Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake, celebrates the legacy of alternative filmmaker Ralph Bakshi (Wizards, Fritz The Cat, Lord Of The Rings, Cool World). The Denver appearance will include panels, Q&A's, original art, a booth onsite at the expo, and the weekend will climax with an exclusive main event screening of Bakshi's animated epic, American Pop. One of the most ambitious animated projects ever made, American Pop traces the family history of four generations of musicians, from an immigrant child who works in Vaudeville through his bastard great-grandson, and looks to capture eight decades of music.
Touted as a "rock-star epic, a cartoon movie for and about grown-ups" this is a once in a lifetime treat for lovers of film and animation alike. A limited quantity of tickets is available to DiNK subscribers, ticket holders, and Alamo Victory members.
Fans can secure their seat for a $15 reservation voucher which includes the exclusive screening of the film at 8 pm on Saturday, April 13th, 2019, Q&A with Ralph Bakshi (simulcast) and Edward Bakshi along with a complimentary limited edition 'Bakshi' print. Additional screenings and Q&A's will include his early television work from The Mighty Heroes to Mighty Mouse, and his animated shorts.
DiNK’s final line up provides the perfect capper to the fourth year event including returning special guest cartoonist, publisher, and underground comics king, Denis Kitchen, along with first time guest, Alex de Campi. De Campi is an Eisner nominated writer best known for her critically-acclaimed teen survival thriller NO MERCY and the groundbreaking, digital-native comic VALENTINE. Featured talent, Josh Bayer has a background in both fine art and narrative art with a style that feels like a comic beamed from the past, a rough-edged 1970s underground experiment in modern storytelling and craft.
Rounding out the event with both acoustic and electric licks, Kirby Krackle has pioneered the genre of Nerd Rock and known the world over as the go-to band for heartfelt songs dedicated to geek-culture. Kirby Krackle will perform live throughout the weekend on the Rock Comic Con Showcase stage.
DiNK, lauded for its laser focus on independent arts, has been chosen as a 2019 cultural partner of the Arts & Venues of Denver. The event is proud to feature Colorado's largest exposition of indie comic artists, writers, creators, zine makers, and street artists over two days each year. Featuring three floors of entertainment, including hundreds of local, national and globally renowned talent the event highlights an expansive display of creators including exclusive releases, debut books, art spreads, commission opportunities and a chance to rub elbows with some of today's most celebrated artists.
For the more creatively inclined, the annual event hosts rousing daily panel discussions, serious craft sessions, adult coloring, cocktails, art auctions, a View-Master treasure hunt, and the mountain west's first Comic and only Art Awards ceremony 'The DINKy's.'
For more information about DiNK, or to purchase Single day, VIP or weekend passes go to www.dinkdenver.com and to purchase tickets for the exclusive. DiNK Alamo Drafthouse Bakshi screening, check out Bakshi American Pop Tickets.