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Experience the work of some of Calgary’s finest independent comic creators at Panel One this weekend

Calgary, Alta. – PanelOne Comics Society showcases Calgary’s crop of independent creators at the third annual Panel One Comic Creator Festival. The festival is a unique event that fosters awareness and pride around Canada’s local comic artists, illustrators, writers, inkers, letterers and celebrates their creator-owned work. The event is a great opportunity to discover 50 local comic creators and find out how to create your very own comic!


Admission is $5 and children 12 and under get in FREE


WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

WHERE: Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association |1320 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0S2


Programming includes a workshop on methods of research for real-work and historical comics with Ben Rankel, author and illustrator of “FRANK” that was released by Renegade Arts Entertainment this week. As well, Fiona Staples, award-winning comic book illustrator and co-creator of “Saga” will participate in a panel and host a workshop on photo references.


The show is this weekend on Saturday, May 26 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association. More information is available online at or visiting “PanelOne Calgary” on Facebook.


About PanelOne

PanelOne creators are from all disciplines and all career stages. They have all worked together to put a spotlight on local, original work. When they first started, Panel One’s membership was predominantly based in Calgary, but they now have members all over Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and
Ontario. Since Panel One focuses on Canadian creators, we even have some members who are living and creating abroad in Ireland, Scotland and Singapore.

PanelOne isn’t exclusively about indie comics – though the majority of their members are working on creator-owned and independently published work. There members are also working for major pubishers like Marvel, IDW and more.

The mission of Panel One is very simple: to work together to celebrate and promote the work being done by members, to turn heads towards the dedicated and talented people working in comics in Canada and to help one another succeed.

For more information please contact:
Ashley Hartley