Panel One is a collective of comic creators and graphic storytellers from all career stages and disciplines.

We work together to put a spotlight on local, original work.

Comic Creator’s Festival 2024

Step into a world where creativity knows no bounds and discover an unforgettable experience at the Panel One Comic Creator Festival! This annual event celebrates local comic creators, showing off their talent and creativity. 

Held at Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, you’ll find over 60 talented Canadian comic creators, and the opportunity to explore their impressive work. It’s a great event to find your next favourite read. Don’t miss this chance to connect with the thriving comic community from Calgary and beyond!

Event details

Panel One Comic Creator Festival 

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024

Show hours: 11 am – 6 pm 

Location: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association

1320 5th Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta

*Entry by cash donation*

What you can expect!

From zines and comics to graphic novels and art prints, immerse yourself in a vibrant tapestry of original works crafted by local creators.

Meet the creators behind these stories and ask about how their stories came to life. 

Celebrate inclusivity and imagination with a diverse array of stories, that range across genres, that will captivate your imagination. 

Comics are for everyone! Come down with friends or family! 

Diversity and accessibility are important to us

At Panel One, we’re all about making comics accessible to everyone! That’s why we operate on a cash donation basis – we want everyone to have the chance to discover new titles and connect with local creators. 

We’re also dedicated to providing a safe and fun environment for everyone, our events and activities are inclusive of neurodiversity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion.

We do not tolerate any form of harassment towards our creators, community or attendees in any form at our events or on our online platforms. Anyone violating these rules will be removed from our events. 

If you are experiencing harmful behaviour or harassment at our events, please let us know at [email protected] or see our event team for on-premise action. 

If you or someone you know needs support, please reference My Health Alberta for hotlines and support services in your province. 

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