"Tales from Fremont Street," which Comic Book Resources calls "a solid, noir comic" and "a good read," features six stories written and drawn by all Las Vegas-based talent, including Evan Dent, The Fillbach Brothers, Ed Hawkins, Jarret Keene, Victor Moya, Pj Perez, Deryl Skelton, F. Andrew Taylor and Warren Wucinich, wrapped in a cover painted by Jska Priebe and designed by Dylan Todd. All proceeds from the sales of this 48-page, black-and-white comic benefit the Library District Foundation’s support of the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival.
This commemorative comic follows in the footsteps of "Tales from the Boneyard," which debuted at the 2010 Comic Book Festival, featuring six stories tied around the theme of the Neon Boneyard. To date, more than $1000 has been donated to the Library District Foundation from sales of "Tales from the Boneyard," an amount that Pop! Goes the Icon hopes to surpass with "Tales from Fremont Street" this year.
"Tales from Fremont Street" is now available at Las Vegas-area comic book retailers MaximuM Comics, Alternate Reality Comics and Cosmic Comics, as well as by direct order online at http://www.popgoestheicon.com. An exhibit of original art, sketches and artifacts from the book, "Spinning Tales from Fremont Street," is on display inside the Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV through Jan. 15, 2012.
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Pop! Goes the Icon is a boutique print and online publishing house, specializing in sequential art — both in pamphlet form (comic books) and as online presentations (webcomics) — as well as books, posters, prints and other art collectibles.