“I hate this term, but I haven’t found one that describes it more accurately: It’s slice-of-life,” Allen says. “I make comics as a reflection of ideas and life the way that I see it. They’re somewhat gag strips, playing on puns and stuff like that, because I believe in that kind of higher form of humor.”
Allen, a fixture on the local comics scene who helped relaunch the city’s Drink & Draw program in 2012, will be joined by a dozen of Denver’s comic artists — including some Drink & Draw regulars. The gallery will also feature its standing collection of comics and entertainment art when the show opens with a free reception tonight at 6 p.m. at the Hall of Justice, 841 Santa Fe Drive. For more information, visit facebook.com/HOJGallery, and see more of Allen’s art at lonniemf.tumblr.com.
Fri., Aug. 1, 6-9 p.m., 2014