BPL Online Comic Con

BPL Comic Con®  Returns September 24, 2022!

Dust off your superhero cape - BPL Comic Con® is back in-person! Join the Library for a free, family-friendly event that showcases pop culture in Barrie with local vendors, cosplayers, artists and more. 

Check back soon for more information about this year's Comic Con®.  In the meantime, you can check out all our Online Comic Con® content from 2020-2021 on our Program Portal!

Shop Online - Comic Con Vendor Market

Celebrate and support our vibrant community of makers. Browse the virtual market by looking through our list of vendors. Click on the links to shop online. 

  • Alchemist and Druid Formulations - Alchemist & Druid Formulations is a two-person creative team from Ontario, making comics, illustration and prose. We like to dabble in different genres, including fantasy, horror, romance, and biology education; themes we enjoy include historical and/or Canadian settings, twists on classic mythology, and LGBT+ casts. We collaborate heavily on all aspects of our projects, from idea generation to the final product.
  • Art of Loc Nguyen - Loc is an artist, creative director and self-described coffee addict. For over a decade, he has been creating concept art, storyboard and character design for the film and television industry. He works mostly in digital and loves interacting and mentoring new artists. Loc offers cover/pin-up, sketch cover and character concept services, visit the website to see a sample of artwork, list of clients and published works.
  • Bad Beaver Comics - Matt is from the Ottawa, Ontario region. He’s the creator and writer of the FALLEN, a self published mythological noir mini-series, Veiled, a cosmic horror and Alice, a new Kickstarter series coming Fall 2021.
  • Doodle Bug Creations - Doodle Bugs are small characters drawn in the kawaii and chibi style. For those who are unfamiliar with these terms, kawaii (Japanese for cute) is an art style of characters that have giant eyes, made in rounded shapes, and simplistic features are hallmarks of one of the cutest forms of art. Chibi (Japanese slang for short) is a more detailed style of kawaii art. Some drawings done are original characters, while others are characters from movies and TV shows. These characters have been placed on bookmarks, postcards, pillows, posters, stickers, bags and more, shop the online store.
  • Drawing House - A drawing studio and art supply store offering quality art supplies and art instruction for all ages. We offer private drawing lessons, art classes, cartooning classes, and life drawing at our Mary street location in Barrie Ontario.
  • Enrique Bravo is a Venezuelan architect, graphic artist and fine artist. He has more than 30 year's experience in almost all facets of artistic expression: architectural rendering, comics, political cartoons, illustrations for magazines and books, portraits, murals and artistic painting. Awarded cartoonist, as a comic maker, he has been published in several print and digital media in Venezuela. In Canada, he's won Art Battles and other live painting tournaments, in Toronto and Barrie. Enrique has exhibited in Toronto, Barrie, London and Hamilton.
  • IBKART - IBK has been a Traditional Visual Artist for over 16 years. His love for animation since his childhood greatly influenced the themes of his works. He specializes in animation and pop culture art. He also practices realism and still life art as well. In his spare time away from work, you can find him exploring the next best anime, cartoon, movie or videogame to stimulate his creativity for a new drawing.
  • Kim's Creations - I'm a small hobby home business. I love to craft and make anything from jewellery, to sewing, and vinyl crafts. Let me know how I can help you!
  • MH Print Studio is proud to offer the cosplay and gaming community high quality 3D printed Helmets, Props, collectables, and miniatures. Spanning multiple fandoms, we're bound to have something that peaks your interest. For our larger items, they are offered as both a raw, straight off the printer finishing or we can sand it and prime it, so it's all ready for your personal touch! Lastly, if you don't find the item you are looking for, don't hesitate to contact us as we are always happy to get you the perfect piece! *Special Event Promo Code: Use code BPLCC for 10% off $75 or more.
  • Qarradune Books: Perspective Book Series - The Perspective series by Barrie authors Amanda Giasson and Julie B. Campbell shares one story from two very unique points of view. The Perspective book series is exciting, heart-stopping, and fascinating fantasy fiction filled with adventure, powerful and unique characters, and merciless villains. Follow Megan (from Canada) and Irys (from the world of Qarradune) as they run and claw their way through the labyrinths of military rule and enslavement in Kavylak and the strict societal confines of upper-class Syliza, while attempting to survive…for the sake of themselves and each other. The series so far includes novels “Love at First Plight”, “Second Wind”, “Third Time’s a Charmer”, and “So on and So Fourth”, novella “Thayn Varda: An Early Journal” and short story “It’s Early Days”. *Special Event Promo Code: BPL2021 for 21% Off all ebooks and other Perspective merchandise (t-shirts, hoodies, socks, and more).*
  • Ravefirell - Hello my name is Rui, I’m an artist from Barrie who loves My Hero Academia & BTS! Recently I’ve been getting into Omniscient Reader so expect to see some art from that ^o^. Currently offering prints, charms, stickers and enamel pins. For local meet-ups and drop-offs of items (to save on shipping fees), please email ravefirell@hotmail.com to schedule.
  • True Creations - At True creations every item is handmade by me! All fabric and yarn are sourced from Canadian manufacturers and distributors and that means more money is staying in Canada to support our community. Find everything from crochet play food, dice bags, hats and scarves, scrunchies, fabric face masks and more.
  • XII: of Magic & Muses- Kristen Kiomall-Evans is an artist and animator currently working out of Barrie, Ontario. She works as a full time developer for virtual simulations and e-learning. In her off time, she focuses on publishing her own comics: XII: Of Magic and Muses, and it's upcoming sequel XII: Of Rogues and Remnants. A story about magical girls taking out militarized conspiracies at xiicomic.com, as well as three anthologies – Threads, Threads: A Gallery of Rogues, Threads: Haunted as a member of the Spiderforest Comic Collective.

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