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Galaxy Comic Book and Fantasy Art Expo

Come out and enjoy a fun filled day at the Galaxy Comic Book and Fantasy Art Expo, held on Saturday, September 21st from 9:00AM – 5:00PM. Galaxy Comic Book and Fantasy Art Expo will immerse you in the world of comic books and fantasy art, bringing together fans, collectors, and even future writers and artists of tomorrow. If you collect or read comics, then you will love spending the day talking with the artists and authors who bring the fantasy world to life. The expo will be taking place at the Joliet Area Historical Museum, located in the heart of downtown Joliet. 

The event features many talented artists who have worked with Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Topps Trading Cards, Boom Comics, and independent comic book creators. Many illustrators of amazing art that can be found in RPG games, books, and many other applications will be participating as well. There will also be a variety of published authors on site with books for sale. Vendors of pop culture items, both new and vintage, will be participating with a large variety of collectibles. Search for old favorites, new favorites, and get lost in the stories and characters that have been brought to life. Seeing an item from the past can spark a memory from your childhood that may have been long forgotten – a truly incredible moment! 

You won’t want to miss the panel talks for the day, featuring a coffee and comic discussion, water color demonstration, live illustrations by a Disney Imagineer, framing your collectibles, creating your own comics, and an all-star celebrity art jam. Each year, the museum hosts a fully interactive, hands-on game each year that has become the expo favorite. Challenge fellow friends, and family to see who can win – then, collect your FREE raffle ticket. If chosen, then you can pick one of the great prizes from the game table.  

For more information about the event, visit the event Facebook page here, or call the Joliet Area Historical Museum at 815-723-5201.