What happens when three middle school students get trapped inside a sprawling complex hidden beneath the streets of Las Vegas filled with strange sights and perilous creatures? The world will find out when Tales from Lost Vegas–the all-ages adventure comic book funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign—debuts over the course of the week leading up to the Vegas Valley Comic Book Fest.
Written by Ed Hawkins (Tales from Fremont Street) and drawn by Steve Benton, Daniel Blodgett, Ken Lamug and Jska Priebe, Tales from Lost Vegas is the third in our series of all-locally created comics benefiting the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation’s support of the Vegas Valley Comic Book Fest. Tales Lost Vegas is the first full-color edition, and the first fit for readers of all ages. The cost of its production was funded by more than $6,500 in pledges from over 100 Kickstarter backers, mostly from the Las Vegas community.
The public can get its first glimpse at the comic when “From Alamogordo to Las Vegas: Behind the Scenes of Tales from Lost Vegas” opens inside the “Artist Spotlight” gallery at Alternate Reality Comics (4110 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 8) with an artists’ reception held on Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will allow the creative process of making a comic book come to life through original art, sketches, notes, designs and script pages from Tales from Lost Vegas. The exhibit will be up through Nov. 22.
Tales from Lost Vegas then makes its official debut on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Vegas Valley Comic Book Fest, held at the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Among the other offerings at this free event — including film screenings, artist signings, panel discussions, a retail marketplace and much more — the Tales from Lost Vegas crew will be greeting people and signing copies of the comic at the Pop! Goes the Icon Booth inside the library’s main hall.