Comicbook Artists Guild Celebrates Independence

Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2009
By: Darren Schroeder

The New York Comic Con brings together a multitude of creators, professionals and fans of pop culture. For the past three years, the Comicbook Artists Guild contributed to the celebration by co-sponsoring the Indy After Party along with several independent minded publishers, apparel companies, media ventures, and now a museum. This year is no exception. In conjunction with numerous sponsors, CAG invites attendees and exhibitors to Blaggard's Pub for an evening of networking, door prizes and entertainment. This year's celebration will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 8pm to midnight.

The Comicbook Artists Guild is moving the party to a bigger and more robust venue this year, as well as a full service restaurant. Last year's party drew in a crowd of over 240 attendees. The need to move to a larger location was imminent. In addition to the introduction of a new venue, the Indy After Party is hosting the lead singer of the band Toolfist for a live performance. Attendees of the party will also be eligible to win exciting door prizes, while meeting new friends and mingling with old.

Additional co-sponsors for this year's Indy After Party include:

The Comicbook Artists Guild, L.L.C., founded in 2000, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the networking, education and support of comic book creators, writers and artists alike, regardless of amateur or professional status, skill levels or talent divisions. Currently, CAG operates membership chapters out of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Nebraska and a chapter abroad in Brazil, with interest in opening more chapters and continuing to grow. CAG's goal is to advance the medium of comics through the creative experiences of its members. By bringing them together on projects of their choosing, the Guild perpetuates the positive aspects of the comics industry and its continuing contribution to popular culture.

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