The COMIX OK exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary, which runs from April 9th to the 22nd, looks at the thriving artistic culture of comics in Oklahoma. The comics genre is wide-ranging and hard to precisely define, encompassing comic books, zines, graphic novels and related forms of sequential art, as well as the universes created by comic artists of superheroes, fantasy, mythology and science fiction.

Then on April 21-22 join Oklahoma Contemporary for ContempCon, a FREE two-day comic convention to close out their COMIX OK exhibition. The con will feature workshops, drop-in studios for kids and adults, panel discussions, 30+ artists, publisher and vendor booths, storytimes, board games, a movie screening and other activities for families, artists and fans of the genre.

Highlights of ContempCon include:

  • Three Drop-In Studios for artists of all ages: Drawing Comics; Costumes, Capes and Cosplay; and Folded Books and Zines
  • Colored Pencils 101 workshop with Featured Artist Melanie Gillman
  • Screening of The Posthuman Project, followed by a Q&A with its creators
  • Live board games
  • Q&A with Featured Artist Jerry Bennett, an illustrator for Marvel and LucasFilms
  • Metropolitan Library presents a family storytime, Comics Aren’t Just for Superheroes, and Booktalking Graphic Novels: Looking Past Capes and Tights, an adult discussion
  • Two-hour Teen Zines workshop with artist Laura McPheeters
  • Cosplay with DC/Marvel League
  • Sessions on comic writing, LGBTQ+ and Native American comics, the history of comics in Oklahoma

    More details can be found at

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    I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at