The event will give Pittsburghers the opportunity to survey and sample a wide variety of works produced by the far ranging talents of the comics artists and cartoonists currently flourishing in the Pittsburgh region as well as meet and interact with the creators themselves. In addition, PIX attendees can expect to experience examples of independently produced and published, creator-owned work from the rest of North America and around the world.
Confirmed special guests this year include renowned comics artist, writer and historian Trina Robbins, visionary comics artist and illustrator, Theo Ellsworth and Pittsburgh’s own Jim Rugg, artist/illustrator/graphic designer extraordinaire and co-creator of Street Angel and Afrodisiac. Also now confirmed are Ed Piskor, creator of the sensational Hip Hop Family Tree and Tom Scioli, creator of the Myth of 8-Opus cycle and American Barbarian as well as co-creator of Godland. Additional guests to be announced.
The exhibitors room will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm. This will be followed - after a dinner break - by four hours of programming, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Programming will include artist presentations and panel discussions as well as educational and historical lectures. Details to be announced.