Press Release

The Arizona Comic Mini Expo returns for it’s 3rd year and this time, ACME will be bigger than ever. ACME is a one-day event being held in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day at the Samurai Comics & Bookmans Entertainment Exchange locations on Country Club and Southern in Mesa.

On Saturday May 3rd, 2014, twenty top comic creators will be signing comics, sketching & interacting with fans of all ages. On top of all of Arizona’s amazing local talent, this year Stuart and Kathryn Immonen will be our guests of honor! Stuart is a well known artist currently working on All New X-Men for Marvel Comics while Kathryn is a writer known for her work on Journey into Mystery, Avengers Vs. X-Men, Wolverine and Jubilee, & many more titles for Marvel Comics.

Many great local businesses have teamed up with ACME to make this year’s event really special. Samurai Comics, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, Acme Prints, Andrew Turk of Polsinelli & Associates, the National Theatre Company of Mesa, Cheba Hut & FilmBar Phoenix have all signed on to be proud partners for this special event. With their help, ACME is able to bring in the best guests in the southwest. Including Flash & DC Comics artist Scott Kolins; Invincible co-creator, Marvel and Image Comics artist Cory Walker; Aspen Comics and Dark Horse artist Tony Parker; Boom Studios & Image artist Scott Godlewski; Image Comics colorist and creator Jay Fotos; Marvel and DC colorists Hi-Fi Color; Image Comics and world renown sketch card artist Ben Glendenning; Dark Horse and Image Comics artist Ryan Cody; Boom Studios and Big Dog Ink writer Eric Esquivel; Image and Tokyopop artist Armand Villavert; Contraband Comics’ Jim Hanna. Boom Studios designer Hannah Nance Partlow. Self publishers and independent creators Val Hochberg, John “Dadicus” West, Jason Gonzalez, Michael Macropoulos, Ryan Quackenbush and Ernie Najera round out the list.


With a focus on writers, artists, & colorists that have done work for every major publisher in the country, ACME offers something for everyone, and it’s all for free. A one day mini-convention for the fans.

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