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PGTI creators celebrated holidays in downtown Las Vegas

Jay the Intern

Pop! Goes the Icon celebrated the holiday season and a banner 2013 on Dec. 18 with a public party and shopping event at the Neon Bazaar Pop-Up Shop inside Emergency Arts in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. Many of our talented contributors from the last five years were on hand to celebrate, including Hernan Valencia, Warren Wucinich, Ed Hawkins, Daniel Blodgett, Steve Benton and F. Andrew Taylor, plus our partners from Creation Forge Studios, and of course, fans, family and friends in the community.

The Neon Bazaar Pop-Up Shop featured apparel, music, jewelry, art and gifts from all-local vendors, including a selection of comics from Pop! Goes the Icon. We appreciate Neon Bazaar founder Polly Weinstein for hosting what turned out to be a funtastic event (how could it not be?!). Check out some photos from the celebration:

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Celebrate the holidays, PGTI style

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Celebrate another awesome year of making rad comics and pop art with our staff and creators as we take over the Neon Bazaar Pop-Up Shop inside Emergency Arts in downtown Las Vegas for one night only, Dec. 18 from 6-9 p.m., for drinks, grub and mingling!

The Neon Bazaar Pop-Up Shop (520 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas) features apparel, music, art, accessories, and of course, comics, from all-local artisans, designers and businesses. It’s a one-stop shopping experience for distinct holiday gifts that you can feel good about buying.

We’ll have all of our most popular comics & books available, including the holiday surprise hit Christmapus, plus limited-edition hand-printed postcards by Hernan Valencia.

We hope you can join us!

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Shop local at the Neon Bazaar in Las Vegas

Neon Bazaar flier

We’re happy to announce that Pop! Goes the Icon will be joining 50 small, local businesses—including nerdy pals The Ninjabot and The 80s Kids—at the 2013 holiday Neon Bazaar at the Jackie Gaughan Plaza across from the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas this Saturday, Nov. 30 from noon to 6 p.m. We’ll be there with new comics, prints, art, grab bags, and the breakout hit of the holiday season, Christmapus!

If you can’t be there but want to support small businesses on Saturday (or, heck, any day!), what business is smaller than Pop! Goes the Icon? I dare you to measure! We’re offering FREE shipping on all website orders over $25. So stock up on independent comics to give as gifts this holiday season!

Neon Bazaar flier

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The summer of Pop! Goes the Icon begins!

Comic convention season is upon us, and we’re giving you all sorts of opportunities to meet, greet and heckle the hard-working writers, artists and editors who endeavor to bring you the freshest alternative comics this side of the Mississippi. Here’s the run-down for the next month or two:

Pop! Goes the Icon Commander-in-Cheif Pj Perez heads to the Mile High City for Denver Comic Con from May 31-June 2. He’ll be at Artist Valley table J-5 (not far from future Omega Comics Presents contributors Dan Schkade and Jesse Snavlin at I-13 and Tales from the Boneyard/Tales from Fremont Street contributor Deryl Skelton at J-12) with the full line of Pop! Goes the Icon comics (currently in print), plus he’ll probably be shaking hands, doing sketches and trying really hard to get good phone reception.

That same weekend, right here in Sin City, Tales from the Boneyard/Tales from Fremont Street contributor F. Andrew Taylor (plus special guests?) will be manning the first-ever Pop! Goes the Icon Pop! Up Store at the spring Neon Bazaar in downtown Las Vegas on June 1. It’s a fun, one-day pop-up retail event featuring mom-and-pop retailers, artisans, food trucks, and much more, all in the center of the New Downtown action! If you ask nicely, Andy will probably do a sketch for you, too … or maybe tell you about the secret project we have lined up for the near future.

Two weeks later — yes, only two weeks! — it’s back to Las Vegas for Pj Perez as he holds court at the first-ever Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, happening at the South Point Hotel & Casino from June 14-16. There’s a really great line-up of superstars for this first-time event, so come for the big wigs, stay for the indies!

And don’t think we’ve forgotten you Midwest folks — our ever-busy, ever-booked Omega Comics Presents writer extraordinaire, Russell Lissau, will be appearing at Anime Midwest in Rosemont, Ill. from July 5-7. There, he’ll join Amala’s Blade writer Steve Horton for a panel discussion on Saturday called “Ghosts, Assassins, Zombies, and Murderers,” during which Russell will talk about his upcoming crime graphic novel he’s working on with John Bivens, Old Wounds, which we’ll be happily bringing to the world in the next year.

Phew! That’s a lot of great creators covering a lot of square mileage across this here U.S. of A. We hope you can make it out to one of these fine shows, and if not, well, stay tuned to our events page for all of our upcoming appearances. Or subscribe to our fancy-schmancy newsletter! Or if you spend your days on Facebook, we’re there, too. Or Twitter. Or Tumblr. We’re social like that.