Kickstarter-funded ‘Tales from Lost Vegas’ ready for debut

Less than three months after wrapping its successful Kickstarter campaign, the locally-produced Tales from Lost Vegas comic book is ready for its debut.

The book — an all-ages tale of three kids exploring a hidden world underneath the city — will be unveiled Oct. 25 at an exhibit inside Alternate Reality Comics on Maryland Parkway near Flamingo Road.

It will make its official debut the following weekend at the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival at the Clark County Library.

Tales from Lost Vegas is the third in the popular Tales from… anthology, which began with 2010’s Tales from the Boneyard and was followed by Tales from Fremont Street a year later.

Each book in the series is a collaboration of local talent and benefits the Comic Book Festival.

Tales from Lost Vegas was written by Ed Hawkins and features art by Steve Benton, Daniel Blodgett, Ken Lamug and Jska Priebe.

It was published by Pop Goes the Icon, which raised nearly $7,000 for the project on Kickstarter.

The creators will be on hand to greet fans at an artists’ reception at Alternate Reality from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. next Friday. Tales from Lost Vegas will be featured in the store’s “Artist Spotlight” gallery through Nov. 22.

Full disclosure: I’m very excited to hear this news. I contributed to the campaign over the summer, so congratulations to everyone involved!

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