The Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo
All yinz grapic novel readers and comic book enthusiasts out there, get ready! The Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo(PIX) is back and in its new location at South Side’s Federation of Teachers Building. Presented by ToonSeum and Copacetic Comics “PIX is devoted solely to creator-owned, self-published, small-press, and handmade comics, artists, books and other visual works.” The main focus of this expo is to highlight the work of independent Pittsburgh comic artists, but will also feature various works from across North America. The event takes place Saturday, March 22nd from 10am to 11pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
From 10am to 5pm you can browse various works and interact with the artists that created them. Prepare to mingle with small comic-producing companies like Little Tired Press, and Yam Books, as well as local cartoonists, illustrators, graphic novelists, and many others. A full list of exhibitors can be found here. There will also be a various number of comics premiering and you can check out a preview of what to expect. Special guests include Trina Robbins, Theo Ellsworth and Pittsburgher, Jim Rugg.
After a dinner break from 5-7 you can enjoy four hours of special programming. A presentation by Tom Scioli on The Future of Science Fiction Comics and a panel discussion with Farel Dalrymple, Jasen Lex, Ed Piskor, and Jim Rugg are just two examples of what you can expect. Check out the full schedule on the PIX website.
If you’re interested in extending your comic book experience, check out the events leading up to Saturday’s Expo. Tonight, join the ToonSeum for an evening with comics historian Trina Robbins. If you are a ToonSeum member or PIX 2014 exhibitor, you can also network at the PIX Welcome Party / Theo Ellsworth Exhibit Opening. More information on these events can be found here.