It's quite an eventful weekend for comics fans here in the capital of Ohio with a more than full slate of comics related events taking place over the next few days.
It all kicks off tonight with the debut performance of Available Light Theatre's adaptation of the graphic novel Skyscrapers of the Midwest. Performances continue through Sunday afternoon, with additional shows next Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Tomorrow night, Campus area coffee shop Kafe Kerouac hosts a release party for the second issue of locally produced comics anthology Nix Comics Quarterly. Ken Eppstein, publisher and writer, and several of the artists will be on hand, with original art from the issue hanging on the walls and, I believe, for sale. The event begins at 7 p.m.
All weekend, every Columbus location of discount bookstore chain Half Price Books will offer an additional 50% off their already low prices on all comic books. The Lane Avenue store has a couple or three dozen boxes of clearance comics everyday priced from 25 to 50 cents. Throw in the 50% off and you've got yourself a bargain that can't be beat.
Local cartoonist group Sunday Comics meets on the third Sunday of every month. The April meeting is this Sunday at Packrat Comics in Hilliard. Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in comics.