Located in Rogers Arkansas, Art Pop Comic Expo is a small comic show that focuses on comic book creators.
How it all got started -
Jon Mastajwood Woodard (Amigoman, Major Lazer, Axe Cop) is a comic book artist/animator based in Rogers Arkansas. Back in 2012 Jon and his wife Jackie began traveling around the U.S. attending comic cons to sale his art. They would travel 10-24 hours to attend shows in Cleveland, Chicago, Las Vegas, Tampa and other major cities. One thing became apparent - comic con was no longer about comics, or the artists who make them. They've since started their own comic expo - Art Pop Comic Expo.
This show was designed to be a small expo that allowed fans to meet their favorite comic creators in a more intimate setting. The very first show was May 2015 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. It was a great success and featured guests Tom Nguyen (Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, IDW) Lorenzo Lizana (Lions Forge Comics) John Lucas (Marvel, Darkhorse) Esteban Valdez (Echobridge Pictures and Kelly Williams (Dark Horse).
The 2016 show will be back at the Hilton Garden Inn in Jonesboro and we are also planning to expand into NWA with a show in the Fayetteville/Bentonville area.
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