A place that will help potential children’s book and comic creators of all ages Discover, Meet, and Learn from current self-publishers and artists in the local area.
Date: Sunday, November 16th, 2014 Hours: 10A – 5:00P
Location: Radisson Hotel and Convention Center – West Side
Admission: 4.00 for adults / 2.00 for students
Contact: John Graham
Facebook Page: INDYpendent Show
Indianapolis, IN. After hosting a successful show in March of this year, John Graham of FIGID Press renews his passion for helping the creative curious in the area get the forum they need to learn and interact with established creators in Indianapolis. John Graham, CEO of FIGID Press, had this to say about the first show:
“Looking around the last show, almost everyone was engaged in conversations about comic creation or other interests. The atmosphere of the INDYpendent Show was completely different than some larger conventions where countless people just shuffle by tables and barely make eye contact with creators.”
“The INDYpendent Show in March was a celebration of educational moments that helped those interested realize they can create something. Many creators at the show went above and beyond with sharing their experience with attendees.”
The next one-day show will be on Sunday, November 16th at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center on the West Side of town. (2500 S. High School Road). Taking place in the year after many large Comic Conventions have come to town, this smaller convention will provide those who have become interested in creating comics a chance to talk with local creators one-on-one and also attend educational panels. The INDYpendent Show also provides some unique ways to encourage the exchange of ideas between attendees and creators.
“As you enter the show, you have the chance to write your area of interest on your admission badge that hangs around your neck. Walking through the event, you will notice that each creator has a sign on their table listing strengths they enjoy speaking about. You can easily match your interest with their strengths, allowing for an easy exchange of ideas. This signage method is completely unique to our show.”
“We know how intimidating it can be to create a comic book, but recent advances in technology have opened the door to people of all skill levels and ages. If you have an idea and a desire to create, there is a cost effective way to get your book into the world. The creators at this show can share their journey and advice for those intent on taking the first steps.”
The goal of the INDYpendent Show is to create a location where artists, writers, and self-publishers can network with each other while interacting and educating the public about the creative process.
Here’s what local creators had to say about their INDYpendent Show experience:
“What I really loved was the interaction. You meet great people at every show but this one was special because we were growing while helping others. I loved to see so many locals, dedicated to the craft, as well as the many that were anxious to get involved.”
“This is the kind of show a lot of us have been hoping for.”
”I think that this is a great resource for artists in their careers and just starting out.”
“The INDYpendent Show was/is a one-of-a-kind experience in the world of Comic Cons! Great conversations with other creators and attendees, talking about the self-publishing and creative process.”
“I had a great time at the show. Really enjoyed talking with everybody about making comics.”
“I met some flat out amazingly talented people at the show, both attending and exhibiting, and got to share the comic creative and business process with my son, who was able to sell some of his original artwork and in turn buy artwork from some of the most patient, passionate, and caring folks I’d met in a long time. He learned a lot, and I learned a lot.”
“Suffice to say the inaugural INDYpendent show helped prove to me that there is a great community being built around the self-publishing industry.”
“A great concept, executed very well. If you’re interested in networking and education as well as promoting yourself in the Indie Comics Community, I highly recommend this convention.”
“It was just very fulfilling to be able to help guide and advise artists and writers (especially the younger ones) that are thinking of going into this field.”
If you’d like more information about the INDYpendent Show, having a table at the show, or hosting a panel, then please use the contact information at the top of this release.