More than just an art show, DINK will kick off its non-profit pilot program for Camp Comic Book this September at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado in partnership with the Denver Zine Library. One part comic and art education and one part outward bound, the annual campout and retreat developed to provide inner city and under-served youth a paid for curriculum in a vibrant, beautiful learning environ.
For many students at Camp Comic Book who might be experiencing the great outdoors for the first time, the not-for-profit retreat will include educational resources and guidance in creating comics from start to finish. The unique programming will also include instruction and confidence building tracks that include backpacking, setting up camp, collecting wild plants, organic growing techniques and more. By first imagining, planning and then making comic interpretations of their experience, participants learn the value of the outdoors, hard work, self-expression, and the thrill of seeing it pay off.
The 2017 Denver Comics and Art Expo (DINK) will kick off Saturday, April 8th – April 9th, bringing with it a new home for independent creators in the Queen City. Exhibitor registration will open August 30th, 2017 with a range of affordable options for exhibitors including booth space, full table, and half table spaces in the medium of comics, small press/micro-publishing, zines, tattoo, street & urban art.
Registration will also include an open call for new and existing submissions for theDINKy Awards, Colorado’s first and only annual Comic & Art Awards focused on regional, national and international work. For more information about DINK and event registration or participation check out www.dinkdenver.com