Free State Comicon: Behind the Table

Guest Column By CW Cooke

CW Cooke
Writer CW Cooke and his wife Katie enjoy talking to comics fans at the 2011 Free State Comicon.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 was a fantastically enjoyable day. A special thanks goes out to Craig Klotz first and foremost for allowing me to take part in the Free State Comicon show and have fun out in Lawrence on that lovely day. Seriously, the only way it could have gone better is if I had a big announcement following the con.

I spent the entire day behind my table, watching people pass by, meeting fans, shaking hands, talking with other creators, meeting creators, signing autographs, selling books, and laughing. There was a lot of laughing. A lot of mischief was had on my side of the room, which we’ll discuss briefly in just a moment. Continue reading “Free State Comicon: Behind the Table”

Free State Comicon Report – Part Two

Kevin Nowlan
Kevin Nowlan was a featured guest at the 2011 Free State Comicon. (Click to enlarge.)

The 2011 Free State Comicon was held on Saturday, September 10th. This is our second recap and report on the show.

One of the highlights for the other comics creators at the show was the appearance of long-time comics artist Kevin Nowlan. Nowlan, who lives in south central Kansas, has been a fan favorite since his work on Marvel’s Moon Knight in the early 80’s, and his fan base includes many of the artists and writers in the area. Over the years, Nowlan has drawn dozens of comics stories and illustrated hundreds of covers. His most recent sequential work was in the one-shot Hellboy: Buster Oakley Gets His Wish.

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Free State Comicon guest list grows

2011 Free State Freecon
The 2011 Free State Freecon is scheduled for September 10th in Lawrence, Kansas.

A slate of additional comics guests have been confirmed for the Free State Comicon scheduled for September 10th in Lawrence, Kansas. Show promoter Craig Klotz has recently announced six additional creators who will appear.

  • Hector Casanova, cover artist of Screamland (Image Comics)
  • Alex Grecian, novelist and writer of Proof (Image Comics)
  • Chris Grine, the writer/artist of Chickenhare (Dark Horse)
  • Brian Koschak, artist of Narcoleptic Sunday and Star Wars: Clone Wars
  • Jai Nitz, writer of Tron,
  • Steven Sanders, artist of S.W.O.R.D. (Marvel) and The Five Fists of Science.

The 2011 Free State Comicon is scheduled for September 10th. It will be held in Building #21 of the Douglas County Fairgrounds at 2110 Harper Street in Lawrence, Kansas. Admission is $3.00.