In recognition of the importance of diversity in art, DINK (The Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo) is thrilled to announce guests of honor, the Hernandez Bros. The appearance over two days will celebrate the 35th anniversary of their epic and independent series, ‘Love and Rockets’ and will also mark the first appearance for the Latino comic book creators together in the Queen City.
Featuring a diverse roster of talent, DINK hits a timely home run with the announcement of the Hernandez Brothers at the 2017 expo. Centered around Latino characters, their groundbreaking ‘Love and Rockets’ is noted for expressing ideas around race, religion, gender, social status and sexuality in culture at a time when it was politically incorrect. The thirty-five-year-old underground publication has received accolades in both mainstream and alternative media alike, all the while building a rabid following of fans and supporters.
Celebrated as a cult favorite, ‘Love and Rockets’ was dubbed “the greatest non-superhero graphic novel of all time” by Rolling Stone. A rare treat for comic enthusiasts spanning nearly three generations of fans, attendees will have an opportunity to meet all three of the artists in a single setting from April 8-9 at DINK (Denver Independent Comic Expo).
With a full roster of local, national and international exhibitors, publishers, and special guest artists, DINK is poised to bring more than just great art to the Mile High City. Additional special guests include the return of underground comix legend, Denis Kitchen, New York art darling, Aidan Koch, and award-winning and local favorite Noah Van Sciver and Amy Reeder among others.
The brainchild of Denver Comic Con co-founder, Charlie La Greca, the intimate art festival is a reflection of both his career as an independent artist and creator as well as an event designer seeking to help develop, connect, and elevate burgeoning talent from across the country and around the world.
The widely successful DINK (Denver Independent Comic Expo) will celebrate its sophomore year in the Mile High City at the McNichols Civic Center Building April 8-9, 2017. Showcasing a wealth of independent and incendiary talent; the annual art show highlights the spirit of art and diversity, in all its forms including comics and graphic novels, zines, urban and graffiti art as well as tattoo arts and unusual crafted novelty items to soothe the creative pallet.
But don’t pack your tights or costume just yet. What could be considered the kid brother to the much larger Denver Comic Con, the annual art expo cuts through the long lines and the adoration of superstars and celebrities to give the stage to the other heroes of the comic industry — the artists and creators. Fans in plainclothes and costumes alike will feel right at home at the annual two-day event.
An excellent show for all ages and all types, participants will have the chance to discover new work, score original artwork, commission custom art on the fly and rub elbows with the creative community from around the globe. More than just an art show, the 2017 rendition of DINK boasts talent as far-reaching as Mexico City, Brazil, England, and Canada each representing the counter-culture and the independent spirit of art in its many languages and styles.
Loaded with late night programming, a bar, and two complete days of activities where fans can converse and imbibe with the art creators themselves in a unique, intimate environment. Programming such as adult coloring, art auctions, hands-on workshops, comedy shows and the Mountain-West’s first Comic and Art Awards ceremony ‘The DINKy’s’ bring an intimate focus back to the community as a whole.
Tickets will go on sale at noon, Tuesday, January 24th beginning at the advance discounted rate of only $20 for weekend passes and FREE for all kids 16 and under. For a complete look at DINK’s first wave, artist announcements check-out the official website at www.DINKDenver.com.