Indie Comics Creator Con Launches On Kickstarter

Indie Comics Creator Con Launches On Kickstarter

A Celebration of Independent Art and Ideas, Taking Place March 9, 2024

August 24, 2023 (New Haven, CT) – A group of indie comic artists and writers are excited to announce the launch of Indie Comics Creator Con (IC3), a groundbreaking annual comic book convention dedicated to creators and supporters of independent art and ideas. The event aims to amplify the voices, vision, and passion driving new art, new concepts, and unique sensibilities within the comic book medium.

A Comic Con Like No Other

IC3, set to take place on March 9, 2024, at Southern Connecticut State University, will serve as a dynamic forum, marketplace, touchstone, and summit for creators and fans alike. Unlike traditional conventions that often revolve around well-established corporate-owned properties, IC3 is committed to providing a space for newer, purely creator-driven comics to shine.

Matthew Sardo, with more than 15 years of experience in the industry, leads IC3 as the Convention Director. He envisions IC3 as more than just a gathering; it’s a neighborhood block party where attendees will feel an immediate sense of camaraderie and friendship.

“We are in a golden age of self-published comics, and the Indie Comics Creator Con is a direct celebration of that,” said Matthew Sardo. “I’m so excited to bring such a diverse group of people together to celebrate independent comics and creators. This show is going to have a vibe like no other.”

Supporting Independent Creators

The launch is being supported by a generous Kickstarter campaign, which aims to make this visionary event an accessible reality. Supporters will enjoy exclusive benefits, including discounted tickets, limited edition convention posters by artists such as Tony McMillen, Pat Rooks, Jamie Jones, Ben Granoff, Sam J Royale, and Mahdi Khene; and the first-ever Indie Comics Creator Con pin, indicating they are one of IC3’s charter members. There’s even a Stay-At-Home ticket option for those who want to participate vicariously or from afar.

Indie Comics Creator Con is a long-term commitment for the team, so in addition to the above, they will be offering a limited number of lifetime passes. These special tickets make backers an integral part of this ever-growing institution, granting access to the convention for life. Backers can also add a digital or physical copy of the 2024 Indie Comics Yearbook, a comprehensive 150+ page book celebrating independent comic book creators from around the world.

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A Memorable Venue

IC3 will be hosted at Southern Connecticut State University’s Adanti Student Center, a beautiful campus just north of downtown New Haven. The center’s spacious ballroom will house the showroom floor, where creators, vendors, and publishers will showcase their work. The adjacent 200-seat movie theater will host enlightening panel discussions and must-see sessions.

Meet the Team

IC3 boasts an experienced and passionate team behind the scenes, with Matthew Sardo leading the charge. He’s joined by Rocko Jerome, writer and producer of the comic called GHOST Agents, who brings ten years of experience managing panels to IC3 as the Director of Programming; and Anthony Composto, Editor-in-Chief of Monkeys Fighting Robots, who will ensure the Indie Comics Yearbook shines the spotlight on lesser-known books and creators.

Supporting the Dream

The funds raised via the Kickstarter campaign will be allocated to rewards, venue rental, insurance, travel expenses, catering, printing, shipping, and other necessary expenses. Any surplus funds will be directed toward organizing the 2025 Indie Comics Creator Con.

IC3 calls upon comic book enthusiasts, creators, readers, and fans to come together in support of this extraordinary initiative; to create a haven for independent art and ideas. To learn more about IC3 and support this vibrant endeavor, please visit the Kickstarter campaign page, and become part of the burgeoning Independent Comic Creator Community. You can follow IC3 on Instagram, Threads, and Facebook for regular updates.

About IC3

Indie Comics Creator Con (IC3) is a ground-breaking new comic book convention focusing on creators and those who support independent art and ideas. Led by Matthew Sardo and a team of seasoned industry professionals, IC3 aims to provide a dynamic and inclusive platform for independent artists, writers, and publishers to showcase their talents and connect with an engaged audience. The annual event celebrates the spirit of creativity, community, and camaraderie within the world of comics.

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