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COMIC ARTS LA 2018

DEC 8th & 9th | 10am - 5pm

HOMENETMEN ARARAT (ELEVATE FITNESS COMPLEX) | 3000 DOLORES ST. LOS ANGELES 90065

⭐️ ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ⭐️


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COMICS DRIVE 2018

Following the success of last year’s Comics Drive, CALA is proud to partner with the Arts For Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYNetwork) this year to donate comics and graphic novels to several incarcerated youth facilities in Southern California. We are also working with youth services librarians throughout the LAPL to collect books for needed branches. If you have old comics in good condition you would like to donate, please bring them to the following drop off locations or to Comic Arts LA before December 9th. Comics are a great source of entertainment, education, and empowerment in young readers and we hope even readers with the most limited access can get a chance to enjoy their value.


COMIC ARTS LA 2018 poster by artist, Hellen Jo.

Hellen Jo’s is a Los Angeles-based illustrator and cartoonist, whose work explores teen girl rage, skate culture, and Asian-American identity in short-form comics and watercolor paintings.

This year’s poster comes in three languages, English, Spanish and Korean. Please share the images with your friends, pass it around on social media, and let everyone know about CALA!

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FEATURED GUEST:

RONALD WIMBERLY

Ronald Wimberly is an artist, writer, and editor. He’s the creator of the critically-acclaimed graphic novel, Prince of Cats, an interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet set in 1980’s Brooklyn. Other works include Black History In It’s Own Words, an illustrated collection of quotes from black luminaries, Lighten Up, a reflection on colorism and whitewashing from the technical perspective of an illustrator, and the art tabloid, LAAB MAGAZINE, a collaboration with Beehive Books exploring black identity and representation in sci-fi and pop culture.


⭐️ EXHIBITORS ⭐️

ACE / blueludebar | Abby Jame | Abby Jo Turner | Alabaster Pizzo | Alfonso de Anda | Amara Scherm | Amber Huff | Aminder Dhaliwal | Annabelle Hayford | Annie Mok | Beatrix Urkowitz | Becca Tobin | Becky & Frank | Ben Sears | Betje | Blue Delliquanti | Carmen Virginia Johns | Cassette Comics | Castlebuilder | Cathy G. Johnson | The center for cartoon studies | Chaerin Im | Charles Glaubitz | Cheatin Snakes | Coin-Op Books | Cynthia Yuan Cheng | Czap Books | Danielle Chenette | Debbie Fong | Der-shing Helmer | Dimension How | Disa Wallander | Dustin Harbin | Dustooned! | e jackson | eli howey | Evah Fan & Deth P. Sun | Evan M. Cohen | Ezra Claytan Daniels | FUNCHICKEN! | Greg Kletsel | Guice Mann | Hannah K. Lee | Hartley Lin | Hertz Alegrio | IGGY CRAIG | Ivy Atoms | JGV | James F. Wright | Jean Wei | Jesse Tise | John F. Malta | John Pham | Josh and Georgia! | Julia Alekseyeva | Julia Kaye | Kat Fajardo | Keenan Marshall Keller/Drippy Bone Books | Kelly Fernandez | Kevin Budnik | Kevin VQ Dam | koreangry | Kris Mukai & Arlin Ortiz | Landis Blair | Laura Knetzger | Laura Lannes | Laurie Piña | Lawrence Lindell | Leslie Hung | Liz Prince | lottie pencheon | Luke B Howard | Lula Ochoa & Carla Lopez | Lyle Partridge & Carta Monir | Mackenzie Schubert | Madeline McGrane | Maia Kobabe | Malachi Ward | Mar Julia | MariNaomi | Martian Press | Mike Freiheit | Minnie Phan | Molly Knox Ostertag | Most Ancient | Natalie Andrewson | Natalie Nourigat | Nico Wood | Nicole Goux | Other Books, Comics, and Zines | PEOW | Paradise Systems | Press Gang | Pyrite Press | Rian Sygh & Katy Farina | Richie Pope | Robert Goodin | Rory Frances | Rosemary Valero O'Connell | Ryan Cecil Smith | Sam Grinberg | Seo Kim | Sesapus | Shannon Wright | Sophia Foster-Dimino | Sophia Zarders & Carly Lake | Sophie Yanow | Steph Guez | Taneka Stotts | Tony Cliff | Viet Vu | Vinnie Neuberg | Xiao Mei | Youth in Decline | Yumi Sakugawa

🌴 MORE PROGRAMS AND INFO TO COME, STAY TUNED! 🌴