Tales from Lost Vegas
For the third time, local comic publisher and Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival donor Pop! Goes the Icon is producing a commemorative comic book for the 2013 festival, featuring all-Las Vegas-based creative talent. This year’s edition, “Tales from Lost Vegas,” will be the first full-color edition, targeted for a broad, all-ages audience. “Tales from Lost Vegas” tells the story of three friends who discover strengths they never knew existed as they face strange characters and terrifying perils inside a secret city buried beneath the streets of Las Vegas. Written by Ed Hawkins, who also developed the concept behind 2011’s “Tales from Fremont Street,” “Tales from Lost Vegas” will debut on Nov. 2 at the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival.
Since 2010, Pop! Goes the Icon has raised more than $2,500 through sales of “Tales from the Boneyard” and “Tales from Fremont Street” for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation in support of the Comic Book Festival. With “Lost Vegas,” we hope to exceed that contribution. In previous years, the cost of printing has been offset by kind donations from local businesses, who received advertisements and other benefits in exchange for their donations. This year, in addition to looking to the local business community for support, we’re also opening up the chance to become a funder of “Tales from Lost Vegas” to the public, by way of leading crowdfunding website Kickstarter.
Stay tuned for more news about “Tales from Lost Vegas,” including the Kickstarter launch date, artist line-up announcement, behind-the-scenes reports, and much more. Heck, why not subscribe to the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival email newsletter, and that way, you won’t miss a thing?