The artist-centric event of the year, DINK is a celebration of independent artists, writers, creators, zine makers and publishers encompassing nearly three floors of entertainment, panel discussions, and serious craft sessions — showcasing nearly 200 internationally recognized artists from around the world. A fantastic place to rub elbows with creators from Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and London, DiNK has received rave reviews from local media and national names alike for its laser focus working to amplify the work and voices of underground creators from all corners of the earth.
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Often highbrow, but never dull, the event has a knack for finding talent that has both wit and grit, with topics ranging from social justice to the antisocial and everything in between. More than art, displayed works include published books, manuscripts, zines, paintings and graphic novels. Additionally, the event takes an effort to showcase local talent with a unique graffiti tour of RINO — and in true Colorado spirit, there’s even a risque cannabis + comics pairing led by comic legends of the psychedelic 60’s era such as previous hosts, Denis Kitchen of DOPE COMIX or Mario Hernandez of Love and Rockets fame.
Each year the event pays attention to unique programming and evening options including Colorado’s first and only comics awards ceremony, the DiNKy’s, as well as the sometimes ridiculous and always entertaining “Dog Cosplay” competition, another first-time event for the state.
Often imitated, but never replicated, DiNK Denver is the brainchild of Colorado local, Charlie LaGreca, also known for his work breaking ground for the Denver Comic Con as both the founder and original creator.
Tickets for the annual event will go on sale October 2nd and artists of all stripes and types are encouraged to apply September 1st – October 1st at http://www.dinkdenver.com