Expands To Three Levels Of Exhibition Space
Denver, CO – December 3, 2015 – DINK (Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo) is proud to announce that due to high demand additional floor space at the March 25-26, 2016 expo has been opened for exhibitors and comic talent.
Since opening registration in mid-October, DINK has garnered an abundance of applications – both local and national – resulting in an early sell out of the Mezzanine level and surpassing their initial anticipated volume of candidates. In response to the overwhelming interest, additional floor space has been added, and registration for tables has been extended to December 16, 2015.
DINK, an independent and boutique Comic Expo (led by the charge of Denver Comic Con co-founder Charlie LaGreca) will feature noteworthy guests and creative programming throughout the two-day expo. Among the exhibitors, DINK will welcome alternative comics publisher Fantagraphics Books. Fantagraphics,known for their award winning alternative comics, comic strip anthologies, and graphic novels from such notable authors and creators as Jessica Abel, Peter Bagge, Ivan Brunetti, Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Mary Fleener, Roberta Gregory, Joe Sacco, Chris Ware, and Gilbert Hernandez, and Jaime Hernandezwill exhibit for the first time in the mountain west. A huge fan favorite, Fantagraphics will be featured as a Spotlight Publisher at the expo.
At this time, the Mezzanine level is sold out and the remaining floor space in the Main Expo Hall is filling up quickly. The addition of the first floor of the Sherman Street Event Center to the expo will create more options at a lower rate, encouraging publishers, artists, zine creators, and vendors of all levels to apply for DINK’s inaugural show.
“It’s inspiring to see the artistic and publishing community support DINK. Their desire to be part of this inaugural expo allows us to open up additional square footage by about 5,000 square feet, ultimately, making for a more inclusive and better show. ” – Charlie LaGreca
In response to the success of the initial application phase, DINK has also announced that they will offer a limited handful of artists, cartoonist, and zine makers a DINK Fellowship. The fellowship program is for those artists who could use the financial support and will grant fellows table space for free at the expo.
DINK will take place March 25-26, 2016 in the historic Sherman Street Event Center with the intention of emphasizing imagination through the community of comics, graphic novels, zines, art, publishers, and fans.
With a mission to promote and further the impact of comics and art in the world at large, internationally renowned creators will appear alongside local artists in an engaging and intimate setting, providing an up-close-and-personal, diverse experience covering all genres.The expo will focus on nurturing and showcasing independent comic books, graphic novels, and alternative art forms as part of a well-crafted event with creators, cartoonists, guests, small-press publishers, and vendors.
Additionally, DINK will give back to the community by working with nonprofit organizations like Denver Drink & Draw and Love Hope Strength Foundation and is crafting an annual program which provides a weeklong, outdoor mountain camp with a focus on comics, literacy, and art for underserved, inner-city youth.