Cleveland, Ohio’s much loved Small Press and Independent Comic Convention returns to bring together so many prolific practitioners of independent print media! Cartoonists, zinesters, printmakers, authors, illustrators, small press publishers, educators and advocates converge to exhibit their work, converse about their processes and celebrate the independent print community thriving throughout the greater rust-belt region and beyond!
This year’s special guest is Becky Cloonan! Becky is an American comic book artist and creator known for her manga-influenced artwork. Her first major comics work came when she teamed with writer Brian Wood to create Channel Zero: Jennie One. However, she is best-known for her second collaboration with Wood, DEMO, a 12-issue limited series that was named “Indie of the Year” by Wizard Magazine in 2004 and nominated for two Eisner Awards including Best Limited Series. In 2009 Cloonan and Wood expanded DEMO and re-published it through DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. Cloonan’s first solo graphic novel, East Coast Rising Volume 1, earned her a third Eisner Award nomination for Best New Series. Her other work for DC Comics includes AMERICAN VIRGIN, co-created with writer Steven T. Seagle, and NORTHLANDERS for Vertigo as well as issues of BATMAN and SWAMP THING.
Genghis Con’s greatest strength has always been our wide spectrum of great exhibitors. From seasoned professionals that have been in the game for decades to fierce rookies exhibiting their first show, we curate our roster to bring together the best possible convention we can for everyone.
Genghis Con’s priority is celebrating the independent, DIY ethic with a focus on the art and language of comics and visual storytelling. Returning for a second year to the convention’s offerings is Weird Realms’ DIY Game Room, giving attendees a place to learn about and play independent tabletop RPGs, board games and meet the local game developers working right here in the region.
Genghis Con 2019 is on Sunday, December 1st from 2pm to 7pm at The Tenk Building at 2111 Center St on the West Bank of The Flats in Cleveland, Ohio 44113. The show is FREE, family friendly and open to the public!
More details on the website: www.genghisconcleveland.com
Image by Lindsey J Bryan