10 South 19th Street

March 22

10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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Pittsburgh’s flourishing comics and cartoon art scenes will be showcased at the third annual installment of PIX. Moving to a new venue, the Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo is setting up shop at The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Building on the South Side. Free to the public, PIX is a celebration of creator-owned, self-published, small-press and handmade comics, artists books and other visual works. Expo-goers will peruse a wide variety of works by 60 exhibitors, including graphic novels, mini comics, t-shirts and prints–many limited-editions that will only be available at PIX. Attendees will also have the rare opportunity to meet and talk with featured makers, view exclusive premieres, and discover examples of independently produced work created by gifted artists based in the Pittsburgh region and from around the globe. Special guests include renowned comics artist, writer and historian Trina Robbins, visionary comics artist and illustrator, Theo Ellsworth, co-founder of Fantagraphic Books, Gary Groth, and Pittsburgh’s own Jim Rugg, who co-created Street Angel and Afrodisiac. The exhibitors room will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by four hours of programming, including artist presentations, lectures and panel discussions from 7 to 11 p.m. The first-of-its-kind Pittsburgh event is organized by Copacetic Comics Company and the ToonSeum. View a complete list of PIX exhibitors and events.