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This weekend: Anime Milwaukee and Alternate Reality Comics

Whether you’re looking to find some new comics to read, meet the people who make them, or learn more about getting published yourself, our staff and creators might be able to help you with that this weekend — depending on where you live!

Anime Milwaukee kicks off Friday, Feb. 15 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Milwaukee Hyatt Regency. If you live in the area and are into anime, cosplay, comics, gaming or just having fun, you won’t want to miss this three-day extravaganza featuring concerts, parties, panels, fashion shows, gaming and much more. And you’ll find our pal Russell Lissau, frequent Omega Comics Presents contributor and co-creator of the forthcoming graphic novel Old Wounds, from whom you can get a sketch, buy some comics, and learn a thing or two about writing comics!

Las Vegas comic book artists of any level are encouraged to bring their portfolios to Alternate Reality Comics on Saturday, Feb. 16 from noon to 3 p.m., where Pop! Goes the Icon publisher and editor Pj Perez will be hosting a talent search to find illustrators for our next edition in our series of commemorative benefit comics for the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival, Tales from Lost Vegas. To be considered for inclusion for this comic, artists should have five to 10 pages of sequential art pages (not just pin-ups or sketches) demonstrating their ability to tell a story through pictures. All styles and media are welcome. Art submissions are also being accepted online through Feb. 28.

Check out our Events page for all creator appearances and hosted events throughout the year!

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