Indie comics are alive and well in Brooklyn this weekend as the annual church basement convention at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church on N 8th Street. Two floors full of self and small published comics, zines, art, t – shirts and lord knows what else. It’s always fun to come to an event of this type, you get everything from grandparents to teens roaming around looking for something cool.
Brooklyn definitely still has its own comics scene which is totally in evidence by all the hugging and handshakes. This isn’t NYCC’s Nerd Prom, there’s a decidedly more intimate feel to it.
You’ll find an interesting array of talent sewn throughout the building. First Second Press and Nobrow have tables as well as Drawn and Quarterly and Toon Books. CBLDF is there with a ton of great signed books to support the cause. And everywhere you look you see creators. People doing the job, drawing, writing, publishing. And the fact that you’re in Brooklyn means that while you’re browsing Dean Haspiel’s books you can say hi, just remember that guys he’s talking to may be Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop) who just dropped by to chat.
This is a show for comic book fans but also fans of Comix and comic art in general. I’ve attended the show for years and it’s kept true to its wonderful indie nature.
And today’s mini con isn’t the last of it, drop by comicartsbrooklyn.com and check out the rest of the events going on today and tomorrow!
Come to Brooklyn and support some great indie books and creators!