Comic Book Culture front and center at San Gabriel Valley Expo and Art Exhibit

Comic Book Culture front and center at San Gabriel Valley Expo and Art Exhibit

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The Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts (Nuvein) is a CA arts organization committed to connecting the communities of the San Gabriel Valley to and through the Arts in all its forms. Among the Arts many forms, the prominence and surge of popularity in all things comic books, and the creativity, passion, and dedication behind it has found a mainstream acceptance in film, television, digital format, paper print, and other media.
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 In an effort to highlight the art form, the creative minds behind the art, and unite them with fans new and established of all ages, Nuvein’s then Arts Program Director, Javier Hernandez, suggested the creation of an event that showcased local independent comic book creators, their art work, and comic book creations. The San Gabriel Valley Comic Book Festival debuted at the Cuban Club of the San Gabriel Valley in 2008 to a positive reception. Since then, the San Gabriel Valley Comic Book Expo (SGV CBX) event has taken place in El Monte, Monrovia, and most recently in Baldwin Park.
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The 2014 edition of the SGV CBX, formerly known as the SGV Comic Book Festival, took place on Saturday June 28, 2014 11am-5pm at the Baldwin Park Arts & Recreation Center (ARC) in the City of Baldwin Park. The event, organized by Nuvein in collaboration with the ARC, returned to Baldwin Park after a highly successful reboot in Summer 2013 that incorporated more panels and featured speakers, an indoor comic book artist exhibitor floor, an animation screening, children’s arts and crafts activities, children’s art workshops, and a curated comic book art themed exhibition. The event was organized by Nuvein President Chris Trevilla, Independent Comic Book creative and Nuvein Advisory member Grasiela Rodriguez, and ARC Program Director Helen Hernandez.
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The 2014 SGV CBX added more panels, outdoor vendors, and food trucks among its many expanded features. One main attraction of the event was the participation and presence of the 501st a dedicated group of Star Wars cosplayers who provided great camera moments for the event’s participants.
See more photos on FacebookThe event attracted well over 1,000 guests throughout the day, with many children and families enjoying the variety of free arts programming offered to them by Nuvein and the ARC in the form of comic book workshops, animation screenings, arts and crafts activities, and live performance storytelling Legion members session. Overall, the success of the event was made possible by the work of Nuvein and the ARC volunteers, staff, and organizers as well as the support and resources provided by the City of Baldwin Park, including the installation of billboard advertising the event along the I-10 Freeway. Nuvein, on behalf of the participating artists, comic book creatives, panelists, and the children, youth, and families in attendances wishes to express a heartfelt thanks to the City of Baldwin Park, the ARC, and other City departments who played a part in the event’s success. Next summer’s SGV CBX event promises new surprises, attractions, and much more, so stay tuned!
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For more information on the event , see Mid Valley News’ article on the event, as well as visit the SGV CBX Facebook page.
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