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The Tube Family says Empire's Comics Vault's "shop was awesome"

We were surprised and delighted to have the stars of The Tube Family--the beloved YouTubers--attend our 2019 Free Comic Book Day Festival....

Monday, August 31, 2015

Nooligan's Big Barda an Empire's Comics Vault exclusive

One of the things I love most about the Sacramento comic scene is the huge amount of creative talent right here at our fingertips. You have writers, artists, sculptors, painters, crafters and so much more.

One creator that has made his mark both locally, and now nationwide, is Sacramento native Hainanu Saulque (Nooligan.com), but maybe you know him as Nooligan.

His classic design and stylistic use of space makes his work unmistakable and perfect for display on any wall. All of his pieces are limited edition so that means you can’t wait till the next con to get the piece you want since it may not be there.

Down here at Empire's Comics Vault, we have a very special piece done just for the shop. You won’t find this Big Barda print anywhere else and it is limited to only 50 prints. Make sure you get yours before they go. ^Ben

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Announcing 2015's Creative Women Mini-Con guests

Our third annual Creative Women Mini-Con is Saturday, October 3, 2015. The official hashtag for this year's event is #CWMC2015 (see the results on Twitter or Instagram).

The 2013 and 2014 events had some amazing guests, and this year will be no different. Please note, that, while this year's event is full, we are still accepting applications in the unlikely event that a spot opens up.

Welcome the 2015 Creative Women Mini-Con guests

Watch our blog for individual profiles on each creative woman along with video interviews. And now... the list!

Barbara Kesel
Barbara Randal Kesel: Barbara has done work for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Crossgen, Image Comics and Dark Horse Comics. She is well known for her writing of Crossgen heroine Sephie in Meridian. She has also written Ultragirl, Legends of the Dark Crystal, Ghost Whisperer, and Hawk and Dove, among others. We're excited to have this comic writing legend join us for Creative Women Mini-Con. Talk to Barbara on Twitter at @barbarakesel. | Learn more about Barbara Randal Kesel
Note: Kesel is pronounced "KEES-uhl"

Just added: Mairghread Scott!

Mairghread Scott
Mairghread Scott: Last year you met Transformers: Windblade artist Sarah Stone. Now the other half of the Transformers: Windblade creative team joins us for this year's Creative Women Mini-Con. Mairghread is an animation and comic book writer who is launching Toil and Trouble, her first creator-owned series, at Boom Studios' imprint, Archaia, in September. Catch up with Mairghread on Twitter at @MairghreadScott.

Angelina Brewer: If it's pinup, rockabilly, or geek, Angelina digs it. From framed art to wearable art, you'll want to check out this first time exhibitor at Creative Women Mini-Con. You'll be amazed by her perler bead art. Check it out on Facebook.

Madelyn Templeton
Madelyne Templeton: Madelyne joins us for the first time this year and brings a gorgeous array of art to the event. She has been covered in more than 15 different publishing magazines around the world. Check out her work on Instagram: @madelynjt

Amanda Johnson and J. Alana Christensen, A Different Studio: Amanda and Alana bring cool art into your everyday life. Themes include eastern and western forms of comics and illustration. Check them out on Facebook.

Kimberly Greve: Kimberly is currently working on the art for her first graphic novel, "Bride of the Wolf God," written by her husband. Connect with Kimberly on Twitter before you meet her at the mini-con: @ellazara.

Erminia Saucedo
Erminia Saucedo: Generation 1 of Transformers started in 1984. A year later, during the Search for Alpha Trion, Elita-1’s all female squad was introduced. They appeared in only one episode. Erminia, aka, "Minnie," and a task force of thirty people from around the globe are bringing them back. Learn more about this project on its Tumblr page, Transformers Elite. We're proud to welcome Minnie as the representative of this project.

Etta Jean: We're proud to welcome Etta back to another Creative Women Mini-Con. Etta is a fantasy writer and author of  The Chronicle Series and The Shaughnessy File. Talk with Etta on Twitter at @EttaJeanFantasy.

Julie Okahara: Julie has displayed in Empire's Art Gallery and exhibited at our annual Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con. We're pleased to introduce you to the imaginative and thought-provoking paintings of Julie Okahara. Visit http://www.julieokahara.com/ for a glimpse of her work.

Rachel Unzueta
Rachel  Unzueta: We're especially pleased to have Rachel join us at the Creative Women Mini-Con for the first time. Prior to this she has kept her art private except for the occasional online fan art posting. We're certain you'll love her art as much as we do. Check it out.

Sarah Rene Straub: Sarah and her art return to Creative Women Mini-Con. Catch up with Sarah to find out about her recent and new projects, and make her art your own. You'll find her at @SketchyKraft on Twitter.

Lauren Bennett: Lauren joins us for the first time this year. She's a "mostly" self-taught artist who loves character design, illustration, and sequential art. Take a peek at her art on Tumblr before you meet her at the mini-con.

Kristine Wendt: Kristine's art has been featured in Empire's Art Gallery and her comic has graced Empire's Comics Vault's local shelf. Tweet Kristine at @KristineArt and follow her adventures on Instagram at @KristineArt.

Crystaline Owen
Crystaline  Owen: Crystaline is a "California grown painter with big hair and big dreams." Need we say more? All that's needed is action: gaze upon her gorgeous art.

Jen Monson: Multi-talented artist Jen Monson returns to Creative Women Mini-Con. From paintings to sculptures to wearables, Jen's art pleases fans. Explore @jenuoneart on Instagram to find your favorite piece.