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A comic convention that focuses specifically on, well, comics. Founded in 2016 by Maui Comics and Collectibles owner Alika Seki and Kenneth Gardner, Maui Comic Con is an annual two-day event at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College in Kahului dedicated to bringing comic industry legends out to meet local cartoonists and enthusiasts. With support from the Hawaiian Comic Book Alliance (whose members include Pineapple Man creator Sam Campos, Mana Comics publisher Christopher Caravalho, and Honolulu Star-Advertiser and “Local Kine” greeting cards illustrator Jon J. Murakami), convention attendees can look forward to live drawing sessions, a comics-heavy artist alley, plus Q&As and panels on the main stage hosted by Maui’s own NERDWatch podcast members. If you’re an emerging artist looking to hone your drawing skills or a comic fan hoping to connect with some big names in the comics world, this event is for you.
“We also have a partnership with UH Maui College to do an educational preview day the Friday before the convention, where our headlining guests and local arts educators do a preview curriculum for visiting high school students who are bussed in for the day,” says Maui Comic Con co-founder Seki. “Maui Comic Con is free to the public and is a completely locally created convention.”
The headlining guest is Marvel and DC comic writer and artist Eric Powell, creator of cult comic series The Goon, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. There will also be local artists, including Kukui Project creator Todd Bernardy, Bandit comic creator Kaci Horimoto, M comic creator Dwayne Acoba, Maui cosplayer Night Darling and Wailuku Elementary teacher and mural painter Noble Richardson.
Besides a plane ticket to Maui (if you’re on another island), Maui Comic Con is free. The price is right!
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