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Swan Con

Join us for Sumter, South Carolina's Comic Arts Festival. This event is organized through a partnership between USC Sumter and the Sumter County Cultural Commission and sponsored by South Carolina Humanities. 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Arts and Letters Building Lecture Hall at USC Sumter
200 Miller Road, Sumter, SC

Friday Artist Panels:
1:00 PM - Damian Duffy
2:00 PM - Rich Tommaso
3:00 PM - Noah Van Sciver
4:00 PM - Sophie Goldstein and Carol Antonowicz
5:00 PM - Reception

There will also be artwork on display in the Umpteenth Gallery in the Arts & Letters building. 


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sumter County Cultural Center at Patriot Hall
135 Haynsworth Street, Sumter, SC

Saturday Artist Panels, Plus Vendors and Cosplay ALL DAY:
10:00 AM - Doors Open
11:00 AM - Chuck Brown
1:00 PM - Publishing Comics Panel
3:00 PM - Noah Van Sciver, Sophie Goldstein, Carl Antonowicz
4:30 PM - Cosplay Contest
5:30 PM - Closing Reception

Entry for both days is FREE and open to all.

About the Artists

Carl Antonowicz, creator of Büer’s Kiss

Chuck Brown, co-creator of Bitter Root

Max Miller Dowdle, creator of An Unlikely Refugee, Shattered with a Curve of Horn and Darker in the Sun

Damian Duffy, Eisner-award winning writer of Octavia Butler’s Kindred

Sophie Goldstein, creator of The Oven and House of Women

Rich Tommaso, creator of Dry County, Spy Seal, Dark Corridor and She Wolf; artist on Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive and Black Hammer: Age of Doom

Noah Van Sciver, creator of Fante Bukowski, Saint Cole and One Dirty Tree; artist on Johnny Appleseed and Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography