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October 26, 2011
A murder at a wayward Fremont Street motel kicks off the interconnected graphic stories collected in the forthcoming anthology comic book "Tales from Fremont Street," but lovers of both the visual art and storytelling aspects of the comic form need not worry about their safety when the writers and artists behind those tales unleash the newly pressed volume in conjunction with the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival.
A few days before the festival, valley residents can not only pick up a copy of "Tales from Fremont Street," but also meet its creators and get a look behind the scenes at UNLV's Marjorie Barrick Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 2, where an opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. for "Spinning Tales from Fremont Street," an exhibit of original art, sketches and notes from contributors such as Evan Dent, F. Andrew Taylor, Warren Wucinich, Vic Moya, Deryl Skelton and Jska Priebe. Uncovering the process that went into the creation of these comic book tales, the opening reception will also afford patrons the opportunity to meet and hear from the artists and writers about the inspiration and process that went into creating their unique stories. The original art show will run through January 15th. "Tales from Fremont Street" makes its official debut on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival, held at the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This commemorative comic follows in the footsteps of "Tales from the Boneyard," which debuted at the 2010 Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival, featuring six stories tied around the theme of the Neon Boneyard.
"Tales from Fremont Street" is made possible in part by generous donations from Alternate Reality Comics, The Beat Coffeehouse & Records, Cosmic Comics, Double Down Saloon, Frankie's Tiki Room, and MaximuM Comics. The anthology is now available for pre-order through the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival website at vegasvalleycomicbookfestival.org.
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