PEKAR PARK COMIC BOOK FEST
The Pekar Park Comic Book Fest will take place on Saturday, September 18th from 12-5 p.m. at the Coventry Branch Library, Pekar Park, Coventry business district and the PEACE Park.
Since 2015, this free festival has honored the legacy of late Cleveland Heights resident and graphic novelist Harvey Pekar by offering a wide range of arts and comics-themed activities for visitors of all ages. The festival will spotlight local independent comic book and graphic novel writers, illustrators, artists, and comic book retailers. There will be an outdoor panel discussion at 2 p.m. and a family friendly movie at 8 p.m.
The panelists will discuss the comics industry from various perspectives:
Jake Kelly is a Cleveland based artist, illustrator and writer who has produced concert flyers, zines and comic books, including Lake Erie Monster with John G. He has also been incredibly generous with his talents during the pandemic, raising money for venues with his art. Jake's latest project is a series of comic books, Death, Destrution, Vice & Sleaze about true episodes from Cleveland's past. The latest is In the New Era about a burlesque vaudeville club.
Rachel Miller is the managing editor of The Comics Journal. She also co-curated Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum in Columbus and is working on a textbook, Introduction to Comics.
Bryan Christopher Moss is an artist and illustrator. His book Eightfold Path will be published by Abrams in 2022. He is also an educator and recently curated The Black Panther: Celebrating 50+ Years of Black Superheroes at the King Arts Complex in Columbus,
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