Dana Cain has been involved in fandom since she first came to Denver, so it's no surprise that in her capacity as director of the Denver County Fair, she went geeky. Last year, she launched the Geek Pavilion, making Denver's fair "the only county fair in the world with a Geek Pavilion," as she bragg ... More >>
We can't get enough of the imaginative social-media mugs from local artists. So we've compiled yet another collection of their photos, as shared on Facebook with all their FB friends -- and now, you. Enjoy. See also: - Facebook portraits of artists: A local gallery - More Facebook portraits of ar ... More >>
There are precious few opportunities in life to assist a human puzzle piece and his comely, sword-swallowing sidekick defeat a mutant goldfish. When such an opportunity does arise, it's best to seize it without concern for danger or reward. Luckily, in the case of Daniel Crosier's Showdevils Kicksta ... More >>
Westword's annual Artopia takes place this Saturday, which means it's time to start planning your one-night exploration of Denver culture right now. Split across four venues -- City Hall, Vinyl, Bar Standard and the Living Room -- the event features dozens of artists, exhibits and musicians includin ... More >>
Westword's annual Artopia party is exactly one month away, which means it's time to start planning your one-night exploration of Denver culture right now. Split across four venues -- City Hall, Vinyl, Bar Standard and the Living Room -- the event features dozens of artists, exhibits and musicians in ... More >>
Nan Desu Kan is a world unto itself, and the culture of that world sucks you in. It's something akin to jumping headlong into a manga book, and you begin to see things in terms of that skewed universe: Pink and blue locks, tails, huge eyes and supernaturally spiky hair are the norm, not the anomaly, ... More >>
Fear not, geeks (and geek-curious): The Geek Pavilion at the second annual Denver County Fair, which runs from Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12 at the National Western Complex, is in excellent hands. That's because Dana Cain, the Denver County Fair's director, is passionate about nerd lif ... More >>
Stan Yan always had a fascination with comics. Even before he understood what they really were, he would draw stick figures in frames. And since then, he's been a bit obsessed. "All of the stories I think up in my head are in comic form," he says. Yan recently took a break from dreaming up graphic ... More >>
Are zombies done? Yes, we know it's not that easy to get rid of the undead...but the commercialization of the undead? That's something else entirely. Yesterday, thinking longingly of the days when slutty nurse costumes ruled, Jef Otte declared enough with the zombies already -- and offered up ... More >>
Brain-dead ballerinas on the 2010 Zombie Crawl.This weekend is all about spooky running and walking, apparently -- with both Scream Scram and the Zombie Crawl lighting up the 16th Street Mall with masked, athletic nuts. If that's not really your thing, don't worry, because we've also got some ... More >>
Tim Tebow: Dead or Undead? At tomorrow's pre-Zombie Crawl Afraid of the Dark reception for the Bogeyman Art Show at MacSpa, you can commission comic artist Stan Yan to create an on-the-spot zombie makeover for you on paper, which you can then hang on your wall and remember that important day ... More >>
The goal is noble. The rules are simple. And the results -- well, they vary. In the spirit of both creativity and caffeine, Denver artists celebrated 24-Hour Comics Day this past weekend, the eighth incarnation of this national event, and the participants who eventually conquered the event's require ... More >>
Cartoonists are wackier than the average bear, and that's the closest we'll ever come to explaining why, once a year, cartoonists across the nation gather en masse in coffee shops and comic book stores and other dens of iniquity too dark to properly describe to individually plot and sketch an ... More >>
Consider the alternatives today at the Tattered Cover.
Tired of all the holiday hoopla yet? If you could use a few moments of sheer escapism from this hectic season, then the Curtis Arts and Humanities Center has just the solution: Cartoons -- More Than Just Comics, an exhibit featuring work by Lonnie Allen, Daniel Crosier, Amy Reeder Hadley, Gerhard ... More >>
A new book showcases results of the 24 Hour Comic Challenge.