Just a few days ago we noted that the comic arts festival circuit is mostly back to normal, and here’s a NEW event on the schedule: AZCAF. The Arizona Comicbook Arts Festival  will be held February 25th at the The Phoenix Shrine Auditorium and Event Center.

We haven’t heard much about the indie comics scene in Arizona but it exists for sure – it’s one of the largest cities in the US.

The show has more than 70 guests lined up, including: Eisner-Winner Mitch Gerads (DC Comics’ Batman, Strange Adventures & Mister Miracle), Eisner- Winner Steve Rude (Nexus, Marvel and DC Artist), Andrew MacLean (Creator of Image Comics’ Head Lopper), Eisner-Winner Mike Kunkel (Herobear and The Kid), Alexis Ziritt (Co-Creator of Space Riders, Creator of Tarantula, artist at Image Comics & Heavy Metal), Alex Sinclair (DC Comics’ Batman, Marvel’s Spider-Man), Scott Kolins (The Flash, Avengers), Henry Barajas (Gil Thorp) and more.

The event is the brainchild of writer/showrunner Ryan Cady (Venom, Infinite Dark). “As more comic conventions have morphed into giant pop culture spectacles, I thought it was time to try a throwback approach to when comic conventions were all about comics and the creators who made them,” he said in a statement.  “AZCAF will be comics and creator focused, which I think makes for a wonderful event for fans and allows them the time and space to interact with some of our amazing guests. When you’re at a show with thirty thousand other people in the room, it’s easy to feel left out. Our show is small, intimate, and focused. I think it’s exactly what Arizona comicbook fans have been wanting. Our show is affordable and puts the emphasis back where it belongs, on the comics and people who make them.”

Event hours are from 11am-6pm – and adult tickets are $10. More information on tickets and exhibiting can be found here.



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