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Acme Comics Redux

Daily until July 26, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. June 7
Coffee at the Point
710 E. 26th Ave. Denver, CO
303-955-2237

Price: Free

http://near2now.com/acme
Drawn Out

Drawn Out

Cory Casciato

Long before Denver Comic Con packed the halls of the Colorado Convention Center with fans of comics and geek culture, a small band of artists was carving out a comics scene in town. “We used to do a little comics fanzine and did some comic cons back in the ’80s, and a comic book called Acme Comics and another one called Near to Now — all small-press comics,” says Phil Normand.

The group continued putting out its small-press comics for more than a decade, until the difficulties and cost of self-publishing derailed things. Luckily, it’s hard to keep a good geek down, and after twenty-plus years of inactivity, the old group — along with some new blood — is back with Acme Comics Redux, a show of brand-new material.

Art from all three new books -- the sci-fi of Near to Now, the dark fantasy of Crimson Dreams and the catch-all Acme Comics -- will be on display, as well as the books themselves, each offering something a little different.

“Everything has sort of a fantasy element to it,” Normand says. “Some of it is surrealistic. I think of some of it as symbolist poetry. A lot of different styles and different ways of handling stuff.”

The show kicks off tonight at 6:30 p.m. with an opening reception at Coffee at the Point, 710 East 26th Avenue, and runs through July 30; admission is free. For more info on the history of Acme Comics, visit near2now.com/acme.

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Location

Coffee at the Point

710 E. 26th Ave. Denver, CO
303-955-2237
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