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*Update February 12th, 2009*

Unfortunately, due to low response this has been canceled (for now at least).

Pen & Ink is a new comic and art publication based out of Medicine Hat, run by Kelly Bryksa of KB Graphics Inc. It will be printed six times a year and will feature local artists’ work in the forms of comic strips/art, sketches, or fine art. I think this will be a great thing for all our local artists to either get known or get some of their work published. The deadline for the first issue is quickly approaching, which is Friday, February 6th. The first issue will be released on February 27th. If you just found out about it now, you can maybe work on making the next deadline which is to be announced.

Pen & Ink Logo

Pen & Ink Logo

There’s a couple stipulations for submissions. Currently there’s three rules posted on the official web page: no nudity, no explicit language and the best rule of them all, no use of Comic Sans. I use to write and draw a lot of comic strips as a kid, and I even used to sell them at the school. I swear I made like 20 bucks selling them at 10 cents a piece. Anyways, that’s a little besides the point, but It makes me want to get into it again, at least the writing portion, not so much the drawing. Which is another good thing about the publication, it offers strict writers the chance to get paired up with artists that do not wish to write, or simply aren’t good enough at it (like I’m not good enough at drawing for example).

Also, to those of you “not in the know”, Kelly Bryksa is a 2001 graduate of the Medicine Hat College Visual Communications program. You can get in contact with him at or phone 403-527-3355.

If you are into comics, graphic novels, action figures, board games or card games you probably already know about ComicReaders on Dunmore Road. You may not know; however, about the events that take place on a weekly basis. So if you are into, or want to get into either Magic: The Gathering, Warhammer 40,000 or Heroclix here’s the information to get your geek on! New players are welcomed and even encouraged!

ComicReaders - #105 1501 Dunmore Road, Medicine Hat

ComicReaders - #105 1501 Dunmore Road, Medicine Hat

Magic: The Gathering

Friday Night Magic! 5:00PM until around 8:00PM. I personally go to this one often, as I have been in to Magic: The Gathering since in my early teens (off and on addiction). Magic: The Gathering is the most successful and longest running collectible card game (circa 1993) of all time.


The lesser known of the three games, HeroClix happens from 12:00PM (noon) until around 3:30PM. HeroClix is a collectible miniature or figure game in which players battle each other, turn-based on a gridded play mat.

Warhammer 40,000 (WH40K)

This one happens on Sunday from 12:00PM to 5:00pm. Players are encouraged to bring their armies and their paints. Warhammer 40,000 is a tabletop miniature game where players not only battle each other using hand painted miniatures but players may also purchase of craft themselves, terrain and land pieces. Recently, a successful MMORPG PC video game was released with the same name.

#105 1501 Dunmore Road SE



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