Tagged: comics

Local ‘Guardians’ Comic Book Funded on Kickstarter

Slowly but surely, Hawaii comic book fans are finding home-grown superheroes to cheer for. And while multi-billion dollar franchises struggle with diversity, the “Aumakua Guardians of Galaxy” are starting out with a multicolored palette. “It’s a group consisting of heroes with ethnic and cultural diversity,” indie comic artist Christopher Caravalho tells me....

Local Comics Fans Fuel the Return of ‘Pineapple Man’

Local Comics Fans Fuel the Return of ‘Pineapple Man’

A locally cultivated superhero comic that found a national audience in the 1990s is joining his mainstream peers in staging a big comeback. But unlike the mass-market revivals of Marvel and D.C. comics staples, “Pineapple Man” and his creators are turning to Kickstarter and both old and new fans alike to publish the next...

Comic-Con Honolulu

Comic Con-fusion: Hoku Rebrands, Amazing Remains

The people behind Kawaii Kon have changed the name of Hoku Kon, their spin-off event in July, to Comic Con Honolulu, not to be confused with newcomer Amazing Hawaii Comic Con, arriving in September the week after the second annual Hawaii Con on the Big Island. Perhaps it’s good that Oni-Con...

Hawaii Comic & Toy Expo 2015

Comic & Toy Expo Returns with Fun & Funko

Sunday, May 3 is Star Wars Day Eve, and a great day to check out the 2015 Hawaii Comic & Toy Expo at the Ala Moana Hotel. It takes a lot of courage, creativity, hustling and straight-up hard work to organize an event. But calendars of days past are littered...

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con

Planned Comic Con in September is ‘Amazing’

My geek cred was challenged this week when a coworker of mine asked what I thought about Comic-Con coming to Hawaii, and I had to confess that I didn’t know anything about it. As it turns out, there is a new comic book convention coming to the islands in September, and...

Hawaii Comic & Toy Expo on Sunday

Hawaii Comic & Toy Expo on Sunday

Hoping for a new chance to “relive our hanabatta days,” three local organizers are launching what they hope to be an annual expo for comic and toy collectors this Sunday (perhaps fittingly, the day after “Free Comic Book Day“). The Hawaii Comic & Toy Expo is the brainchild of Francisco Figueiredo, Carey Ishizuka,...