Comic Con 2019

The main artwork for Comic Con 2019 was inspired by the “Chrome on the Range” statue in Downtown Grand Junction.

Mesa County Libraries Comic Con 2019 is wrapped up and in the books! It was another great year and we saw the event grow in both attendance and quality. This year I expanded my role with the event. I created the marketing strategy and design work for the event, ran the official merchandise booth, and hosted a panel presentation / podcast. 

The main artwork for this year’s event was a blast to work on! I took inspiration from an iconic statue downtown and turned it into a super hero. The goal was to create a dynamic poster that ties the event to the new creative district in Downtown Grand Junction. Between the bison and the Two Rivers Convention Center silhouette in the background, I think I accomplished that goal. 

To help make the connection between the Comic Con poster artwork and the “Chrome on the Range” statue, me and another artist Emmi Farris, installed a red cape on bison for Downtown Art Fest.

The other major design element of this poster was the “Kirby Crackle.” I wanted to pay tribute to one of the greatest comic creators and artists ever, Jack Kirby, by using these circle patterns in this illustration.

Overall, this is one of my favorite posters ever.