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Bowers Museum Comic Art Expo


The Bowers Museum Comic Art Expo is a vibrant festival of comic artistry and pop culture. This free two-day event promises to be a dynamic gathering for comic enthusiasts, artists, and collectors alike, in celebration of our current exhibit, Asian Comics: Evolution of an Art Form. The Comic Art Expo will feature a variety of artists, live DJs, and family-friendly activities.

During the Expo, arrive in cosplay* to get FREE General Admission, and gain exclusive access to Asian Comics for just $10! Join us for a season of color, creativity, and community!

Schedule of Events for Saturday

10 am - 4pm:

  • Sculpture garden: Enjoy a beverage and snack while DJs spin music. Featured DJs include:
    • 10 am – 12 pm | DJ Phantasea
    • 12 – 2 pm | Moon in Gemini
    • 2 – 4 pm | Mesmé
  • Dog cosplay welcome in our outdoor spaces!
  • Key Courtyard: all day face painting, art activities, candy sculptures, artist open forum discussions, comic book bargain bins & treasure dive. Dog cosplay welcome in our outdoor spaces!

11 - 11:40 am:

  • Auditorium: Screening of an interview with Filipino artist Carlo Vergara, who is featured in our current exhibition, Asian Comics: Evolution of an Art Form

1 - 1:30 pm:

  • Presentation: “Pinoy Komiks,” which discusses the importance of comics in Filipino culture

2:30 - 4 pm:

  • Animated shorts film screening, including a sizzle real of Carlo Vergara’s animated feature of his blockbuster character, Zsazsa Zaturnnah

4 pm - 9 pm: Drop-in Expo Afterparty: 4th Street Market's back patio with beats by DJ Ruben Salazar, CEO of Blue Lot Gallery

*Cosplay restrictions will apply.
Click here to view Cosplay Guidelines

Click here to download full weekend schedule

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Expo sound equipment sponsored by Eden USA Eden USA logo

About DJ Mesmé:

Drawing inspiration from her favorite crime fiction and neo-noir films, Mesmé's entrance into the City of Angels from the Midwest via Singapore created a rapid buzz in the LA underground, thanks to her vinyl-heavy sets, striking selections, and ability to build an intoxicating vibe from the ground up. Resident DJ at Into The Woods (Los Angeles) and Dublab Radio.

Event details

June 15, 2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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