Pop! Goes the Icon has had a presence at the annual Vegas Valley Comic Book Fest (VVCBF) since 2009, when we made our quiet debut there with the first print issue of The Utopian and special guests Hernan Valencia and Mark T. Zeilman. Since then, the fest has grown in both size and attendance more than three-fold, and Pop! Goes the Icon has grown from a one-man vanity press to a full-blown boutique publisher and on-demand printer (but it’s still run mostly by just one guy).
At this year’s Comic Book Fest, we had a great location directly in front of the entrance to the Main Hall, where we debuted our brand-new, all-ages comic, Tales from Lost Vegas, to a steady crowd of old and new fans. Artists Jska Priebe, Steve Benton, Ken Lamug and Daniel Blodgett spent most of the day as our guests, signing comics and drawing sketches (writer Ed Hawkins sold the book from his World Famous Comics booth outside). It was another fast-paced, seven-hour blast of geeky fun, and we were proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the event — a fact made possible by your continued support of the Tales From series of comic books benefiting the VVCBF.