Friday, June 16, 2017

Detroit Welcomes The First Comix Party at The Leland this Saturday!

Some people only listen to mainstream music and others want to go deeper so they find cool new genres and subgenres that they like. Some fashion lovers are comfortable wearing mass produced designer duds while others have to search for the perfect handmade piece that can't be found anywhere else. Wherever there is culture there is a subculture which, in my opinion, is generally more interesting.

In the world of comic books there is Marvel, there is DC and there are people who still write and distribute their own comics and zines to anyone that wants to read. There is a subculture that has nothing to do with tights or big budget films and this weekend The Detroit Comix Party is hoping to bring together the cool DIY underground writers and artists who still appreciate the art of hand drawn storytelling.

Two local Detroiters, Mike Burridge and Kevin Eckert, have teamed up to create Detroit Comix Party, the first underground comic book and zine gathering of its kind. The goal of the event is to bring together a community that until now could only find each other in chat rooms on the internet. But, instead of throwing the same old stuffy comic book convention, they have created a one of a kind Detroit specific party that will bring the community together in a new and interesting way.

The Detroit Comix Party will feature over 60 vendors from all over the US who write and draw their own stories. The artist will be in house to talk to like minded individuals and sell a few zines. Then, in the evening the venue will let loose and open up for a dance party that will go late into the night.

The party is being held at the historical Leland Club in Detroit, a space that is known for its cool underground goth and industrial parties. Their will be over 60 vendors showing off their work and a variety of DJs will take the party late into the night. The convention runs from noon to 8 p.m. this Saturday and the party will take place from 8 p.m. till 4 a.m. that night. If you are interested in learning more about the world of DIY comics and zines you need to check out this FREE event this Saturday. To learn more about The Detroit Comic Party check out their incredibly well produced show here.

Learn more about this event here.


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