About Prairie Comics Festival

Prairie Comics Festival is a free to attend weekend festival in Winnipeg celebrating the best in comics creation on the prairies!

Festival Info at-a-glance:
251 Donald Street
Saturday, May 4 2018: 10:30 am – 5 pm
Sunday, May 5 2018: 1 – 5 pm

This festival features a market for creators of comic content, including artists, writers, and publishers, to interact with fans, promote their material, sell their wares, and meet other creators. Eligible content includes webcomics, print comics, graphic novels, zines, comics in non-traditional formats, and cartoons. The focus of this content is on original comic content, along with content created by the artists under license from the copyright holder.

In order to ensure a strong showcase of creators for our limited space, the table selection is juried rather than first come, first served.

More than just a space to promote the creation of comics and discover new stories (many of which are unlikely to be found anywhere outside of this festival!), this weekend is intended to be a community experience to share your love of the comics medium! Panels will be held in an adjoining room where you can volunteer to share your passion and knowledge with fans and creators.

Admission and table space is free in order to encourage all to attend!

The event will take place in Winnipeg’s Millennium Library, the venue is accessible.

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The planning committee for the 2019 festival is Hope Nicholson, Scott A. Ford, Nyala Ali, Jayne Cormack, and S.M. Beiko, along with co-organizers: The Winnipeg Public Library.

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In-kind support for the Prairie Comics Festival is provided by the City of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Public Library.

Sponsors for the 2018 festival include and Bedside Press.

The festival acknowledges the support of the Winnipeg Arts Council.

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Vintage background photos of Winnipeg on this site courtesy of the Rob McInnes Postcard Collection.