First Elite Comics Independents Day is a big hit

Independents Day 2013

The first ever Independents Day was a big success Saturday at Elite Comics in Overland Park, Kansas.  Hundreds of comic books fans turned out, and you could find Seth PeckTerry Beatty, Darryl Woods, Nathen Reinke, Bryan Fyffe, Stephen Smith, and several other writers and artists on-hand for the day-long event.

It was a Day of the Daleks, with both the awesome cyborg Red Dalek, a costume and movable robot attempting to exterminate visitors:

Red Dalek

and this static Dalek, shown here taking on Indy-pendents Day’s Indiana Jones:

Dalek vs Indiana Jones

Trading card artist Nathen Reinke was selling prints of his awesome sketchwork, including this great Firefly work (he said Adam Baldwin has one of these):

Nathen Reinke

We picked up these great sketches of Krypto and Ace by Stephen Smith, with proceeds going to local animal rescue:

Krypto and Ace

and Elizabeth C. Bunce and I resurrected our 2012 Comic-Con Raiders of the Lost Ark Indy and Marion costumes for the day:


And you can’t have too many cool Predators:

Predator at Elite

Here is Mars Attacks Popeye artist Terry Beatty signing copies of his recent IDW Publishing book in one of the two add-on locations for the event:

Terry Beatty Elite Comics

And of course… FREE CAKE!   We’re already looking forward to next year’s Independents Day!

C.J. Bunce

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