A Second Dinky Day? The Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo, Day Two

Neil Greenaway of NerdTeam30.com attended DINK for a second day – here was his first.


Denver Comic & Art Expo (or DINK!) day 2 started off with a slow walk around the floor, talking with friends and seeing what new vendors had set up for Saturday.


I had a Denis Kitchen panel & smoking tour to get to, but I'll save that story for another time. When the tour returned, I was ready to get down to business.

4 Alex Delia & David Espy

First, I stopped in to see Alex Delia & David Espy and picked up copies of the first several issues of their series, Eyesis the Untouchable.

5 Eyesis Comics

Just a few tables away from them I found Ben Mikkelsen working on a page for issue 2 of his series, Stuffed.

6 Stuffed Comic

I love this series about a boy who sees demons, but is protected by a teddy bear warrior. From there, I headed up to the main floor.

7 Monica Gallagher

I met Monica Gallagher, and bought her book Boobage as well as three issues of Lipstick & Malice.

8 Monica G Comics

She was adamant that not ALL of them were autobiographical.

9 Artie & Connie Romero

I stopped by Artie Romero's table and picked up a copy of his Nutso Toons #2, which debuted at the show.

10 Nutso Toons 2

It features underground comix from the '60s and '70s in a magazine format.

11 Best Of Comix Book

Right across the aisle from Artie was Denis Kitchen, so I stopped by and grabbed a copy of The Best of Comix Book – which Denis had spoken about during his panel.

12 Alex Graham

On a suggestion from a friend I sought out Alex Graham. I really enjoyed her art style, and picked up the first two issues of her book Cosmic Be-Ing.

13 Cosmic Be-ing

Around the corner from her I found Todd Jones and picked up the issues I was missing from his anthology series, Wicked Awesome Tales.

14 Todd Jones & Jake Fairly

He was sharing a table with Jake Fairly, who was offering to draw any character as a Megacity Judge.

15 Wicked Awesome Tales

So I picked up a copy of his book, This Is Heavy Metal, and a sketch of Judge Hellboy and headed up to the mezzanine.

16 This Is Heavy Metal & Art

My first stop upstairs was at the table of Anna Bongiovanni.

17 Anna Bongiovanni

Her rather unique beefcake tablecloth caught my eye, and before I knew it I had picked out several mini-comics that had to be mine.

18 Anna B Mini-Comics

A few tables down, I ran into Scott Roller & Alex Delaney and picked up a few more mini-comics from them as well.

19 Scott & Alex Minis

A few more tables down and I came across Jackson Maness selling issue #1 of his 'zine, Bizarre Middle School Imagery, and prints of his artwork.

20 Jackson Maness

I thought that it was awesome to see a guy this young who already had a self-published book, so I bought a copy along with one of his prints and a sticker.

21 Jacksons Art

Walking around the corner, I came to the table of J. James McFarland.

22 J James McFarland

I have enjoyed his art for a while, and I had asked for a commission of Hellboy the day before.

23 J James Books

While I was picking it up I also grabbed a copy of his comic (Seymour Sexton Saxon: Twice Strikes the Ogopogo) and 2 issues of his 'zine (Politik).

24 Cachet Whitman

At the table right next door, I stopped to see Cachet Whitman of Red Team Go.

25 Drift Commission

My partner over at NerdTeam30.com had asked her for a commission of Drift, but he needed me to pick it up. I was so impressed with the piece that I ordered a commission of my own.

26 Kevin Gentilcore Art

After that I stopped by the Creephouse Comics table and picked up a few more pieces of original art from Kevin Gentilcore before heading back downstairs.

27 Joe Oliver Art

I only had time for one more stop before the show floor closed, so I headed over to see Joe Oliver and picked up a few more pieces of his original art.

28 DINKy Award

As I headed down the stairs for the final time, I saw Denis Kitchen headed into the DINKy awards. I did not attend the ceremony, but I understand that he won the first ever DINK! Comics Legend Award.

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