Ben Glendenning, Artist-in-Residence: September 2015


The main goal of The Arizona Comic Mini Expo is to promote original art and wonderful creators in the comic, illustration and animation worlds. Next week begins a monthly program to help that goal. Ben Glendenning is a world reknown sketch card artist and is also the creator of the indie comic series, Tin Star Tex. Visit him at the shop next Wednesday and watch a professional artist at work. Ben will also have original art available for sale.


I think we witnessed the biggest FCBD crowd so far for this year’s Arizona Comic Mini Expo, so for that thank you.  I want to thank all the guests who gave up their time to show up, sketch, sign and talk comics and to all my sponsors for making it happen. Samurai Comics, Phoenix College, The Graduate Tempe, Acme Prints & NCT Phoenix were all amazing to deal with and most importantly all the fans who came out in the heat to get sketches and support the creators. See you all next year (or sooner)! The email below, from Jeff Ellison, that really sums up what we’re trying to build with ACME. Thanks Jeff.

“I would like to personally express my gratitude to you for organizing the Arizona Comic Mini Expo this year.  I attended both days and I had a blast.  Everyone involved was super friendly and the entire event was well planned out.  I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the local artists and I am so happy with the art that I was able to commission from them. Thank you for the wonderful time and I look forward to attending the event next year.

Jeff Ellison”

Guest updates.

Sadly, Mike Macropoulos has had to cancel his appearance. Hopefully Mike will be back next year with some Forgotten Boy goodness from IDW. On a brighter note, we are happy to have comic and game writer Jon Goff returning this year!



Ben is a writer of comics and games based out of Tucson, Arizona. At ACME he’ll have copies of Monstrosity Vol.2 from Alterna Comics and Imaginary Drugs Vol.1 from IDW, featuring work from Ben as well as guests John Derrick West and Ryan Cody.

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