Prairie Comics Festival

Prairie Comics Festival is back in 2022! The in-person festival will occur Sept 10-Sept 11 at the West End Cultural Centre at 516 Ellice Avenue. Enjoy a full weekend of programming, workshops, and our artist marketplace, all free to attend!

Illustration by Merissa Mayhew

What’s it all about?

Prairie Comics Festival is a yearly event in Winnipeg all about independent comics! Come down and discover new amazing comics and art, meet the creators, talk to publishers, and check out some in-depth panels and workshops. And it’s all free to attend!

Check out our full weekend schedule below:

Sept 10 – Panel Day

The Saturday of the Festival will feature free informational panels that seek to provide emerging creators, or curious readers, with more information about what indie comics are, representation in indie comics, self publishing versus traditional publishing, pitching, and more!

Full Sept 10 Schedule:

11am-12pm – Queer Comics

12pm – 1pm – Pitching to Publishers, featuring At Bay Press and Highwater Press

1pm – 2pm – Guest Panel with Silvana Moran and Scott B. Henderson

2pm – 3pm – Self Publishing

3pm – 4pm – Finding Your Own Style

4pm – 5pm – Comics and Life

Sept 11 – Workshop Day

The Sunday of the festival is the time to get creative! Whether you’re a seasoned comic-making pro, or you’d like to learn the basics, enjoy some hands-on learning with Jay Cormack. Bring your sketchbooks and/or iPads!

Full Sept 11 Schedule:

12pm – 1pm – Comics 101

1pm – 2pm – Open Makers Space

2pm – 3pm – Zine Making

3pm – 4pm – Open Makers Space