There is no better time to bring the Hernandez Brothers to DINK, the Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo. It happens to be the 35th anniversary of the controversial independent comic “Love and Rockets,” and Gilbert Hernández, Jaime Hernandez, and Mario Hernandez will all be at DINK Apr 8-9, 2017. Fans will get the chance to get up close and personal with this year’s guests of honor who are loved for expressing their ideas on race, gender, sexuality, social status, and religion back when it was wildly politically incorrect. Come meet the creators of this former underground comic that over the years has received accolades and garnered a huge fan following. The impressive list of comic creators and graphic novelists goes on with former Westword contributor, Noah Van Sciver, Leina del Duca, Zach Howard and Aidan Koch, as well as independent comic companies and distributors. After a very successful inaugural year, DINK is making its new home in the beautifully restored McNichols Civic Center Building.
Walking the floors of the Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo is like exploring through pure creativity. It is all about the energy and enthusiasm of all the up and coming talent. Out of the genius of Charlie LaGreca, this event hosts an array of comics, zines, books, drawings, paintings, and more that spotlights indie artists in the area. LaGreca is a creator, producer, cartoonist, and is the co-founder of Comic Book Classroom and Denver Comic Con. His work can be found in comics, magazines, digital media, and more for companies such as Disney, Nickelodeon, DC Comics, Scholastic, Top Shelf Comics, Fuse TV, and more.
All this joy is for a good cause. Park of DINK’s mission is to foster the next generation of artists. Tickets purchased benefit the non-profit pilot program Camp Comic Book at the beautiful Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO. This cool program puts on an outdoor mountain camp that focuses on comics and literacy for inner-city youth. For more information and tickets visit DINK’s website.