by Denise Parker
Dreadnought Comics held their Fall Art Expo on Sat., Nov. 18. The event showcased several local artists and their work. Admission was free. The exhibit ran from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Stands displayed original ideas and well-known characters. The sizes of the art ranged between postcards to full-sized posters. The artists were welcoming and enjoyed talking to visitors about their work, movies, comic books, and other pop culture icons.
Christopher Stuart Wilson and Holly Randall are local artists. They are friends with the owners, and they love the business. Christopher Stuart Wilson has a Fine Arts background. His main medium is acrylics on custom canvas panels. He considered his ideas and subjects to be parody work. He believes he modernizes the masters. He and Holly Randall travel to different comic cons and have collaborated on projects.
Holly Randall works with watercolors and ink. Her style is imagination. Nostalgic and Disney inspire her. She said on average that her works can span between a few hours to a few days.
The managers of Dreadnought Comics wanted to encourage local art and bring attention to talented artists. On their walls of works from the artists. The owners encouraged visitors to get signatures from the artists for a raffle ticket. The drawing took place at the end of the expo. The winners would receive original art.
Dreadnought Comics plan to host events throughout the year. The business is located on 29th Ave and Bell Road in the Bell Canyon Pavilions plaza. They are open seven days a week between 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays). For future events, check out their Facebook page at Facebook.com/dreadnoughtcomics.