By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — The work of women comic creators will be on display when ComiqueCon comes to the Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave., Nov. 7.
“ComiqueCon is a one-day celebration of the amazing work of female comic creators,” the AANM said in a press release. “We are super pumped to bring together some fantastically talented women and the fans who are passionate about their work. Check out our featured guests, awesome sponsors and talented exhibitors.”
The first ever ComiqueCon will feature a variety of work from female artists, editors, writers, publishers, graphic artists, illustrators and more.
ComiqueCon founder Chelsea Liddy has had an interest for comics since she was a teenager.
“I just always felt women were not highlighted enough in the comic industry,” she said. “I felt that ComiqueCon was a great event to bring together the best women in the industry.”
Liddy chose to partner with the AANM because she already works as a coordinator at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy under ACCESS, the same organization under which the museum operates.
“I just wanted to create an event and experience for fans to enjoy” she said. “I hope to make ComiqueCon an annual event.”
Featured guests expected to be in attendance are Leila Abdelrazaq, Nancy Collins, Marguerite Dabaie, Alex De Campi, Nicole Georges, Mikki Kendall, Carey Putsch, Mairghread Scott and Marguerite Sauvage.
ComiqueCon also will include the premiere of the “She Makes Comics” documentary.
VIP tickets cost $25 and include access to a party at Green Brain Comics Nov. 6 with featured guests of the convention.
The $10 advance general admission ticket gives fans admission to all ComiqueCon panels, workshops, exhibitor room and full access to the AANM galleries.
After-hours concert $5 tickets give fans access to a performance by opening act The Sarah Sherrard Band and Sarah Donner at 7:30 p.m.
For more information on the event or to purchase tickets go to comiquecon.com.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected])