VVCBF announces 2016 date and call for poster artists

Art by Henry L Wilson

The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival will be returning for its ninth year to the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., offering a full day of free programming for all ages, including workshops, film screenings, musical performances, arts & crafts, and much more.

Produced by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, the VVCBF provides fans a place to share and indulge in their love of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy and pop culture. In addition to attendees being able to peruse comics, toys and other merchandise at the many vendor booths in a courtyard marketplace, they can also meet artists, writers and independent publishers in Artist Alley, which will expand to its largest size ever this year. Family-friendly activities abound at the festival, including superhero mask-making, face painting, and the return of our popular Art Jam.

Las Vegas-area artists are encouraged to submit their original artwork by June 15 to be considered for selection as the official 2016 VVCBF poster artist. The selected artist’s image will be used on all advertisements, fliers and web banners to promote this year’s event. The artwork should represent the festival’s theme of “celebrating the illustrated word,” and incorporate its Las Vegas location in some way. The selected artist will receive an honorarium of $250, two VIP admissions to the festival and a featured bio on the VVCBF website. Click here for full guidelines and a submission form.

Although admission to the VVCBF is free to the public, fans can upgrade their experience by pre-registering for a VIP package. For only $7, guests will receive a limited-edition VIP badge, swag bag filled with comics, art and other freebies donated by publishers and local businesses, as well as other benefits, with proceeds benefiting the Comic Book Festival. Registration is now open and is limited to 100 packages.

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