Boise Comic Arts Festival

BCAF XII - 2024

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Boise Comic Arts Festival returns for its 12th year from August 23 through 25, 2024. It will include all the features you know and love including a two-day Artist's Alley, cosplay, panels, performances, and workshops at the Boise Centre and various locations around town. Stay tuned for more details and check back for updates as we get closer to the event.

Event Info

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This year we will be hosting a two-day Artists' Alley on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. The application for table space in Artists' Alley is now closed.

We have opened a waitlist for those who missed the application deadline. As space becomes available, we'll offer it to those on the waitlist. Complete the Waitlist Application Form to be added to the waitlist.

See a list of past BCAF Guest Creators

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The Teen Comics Mentorship program was created to support and inspire teens interested in pursuing a career in comic arts or related fields. The program provides information, training, and opportunities to aspiring creators and culminates with the mentees tabling at BCAF on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday August 25th. The application is now closed.

Learn more in our Teen Comics Mentorship Program FAQ

Visit any Boise Public Library location on Saturday, May 4 for Free Comic Book Day, an annual event where comic shops and libraries give away comic books...wait for it... for FREE. Choose from a variety of fun titles from different comics publishers. There's a limit of two comics per person, available while supplies last. And a HUGE thank you to The Collector's Outpost for sponsoring our celebration of Free Comic Book Day. 

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The Original Comic Creation Contest is your chance to show off your comic crafting skills by creating a single page of comics to express an idea, set a scene or mood, introduce a character, or tell a story. The contest is open to all ages and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in each age category. 

Contest submissions will open Summer 2024.

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The Cosplay Contests are your chance to show off your costume making skills and creativity. Your costume could win you fame, glory and of course - prizes. We'll have Cosplay Contests for kids, teens, and adults! More information and registration opens Summer 2024.


In-person tabletop roleplaying games are coming back for BCAF XII! Bring your friends or make some new ones as you have an adventure and tell a story together! More information and registration opens Summer 2024.

Librarians & Educator's Day will take place Friday, August 23. More information and registration will open Summer 2024.

Please send questions to Renee Addington

More information will come Summer 2024. If you have questions about BCAF XII, please email Josh Shapel

For more information see our BCAF FAQ or email our event coordinator Josh Shapel

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BCAF Guest Creators 2013-2023

Aaron McConnell Chan Chau Jack T. Cole Lee Moyer Paul Pope Theo Ellsworth
Ajuan Mance Chris Hunt Jason Shiga Leila Del Duca Philip Sevy Tim Ogline
Alejandra Gutiérrez Craig Thompson Jen Wang Leslie Hung Quincy Scott Jones Todd Clark
Alex Graudins Dame Darcy Jeremy Whitley Levi Hastings Ron Chan Tom Kaczynski
Alex Puvilland Dan Schkade Jess Pollard Lucy Knisley Rose Bousamra Tony Cliff
Alexis Ziritt Dana Simpson Jess Smart Smiley Lukas Ketner Rosemary Valero-O'Connell Tony Weaver, Jr.
Alina Chau Dani Coleman Jessica Campbell M.K. Reed Russell Brown Trung Le Nguyen
Anders Nilsen Daniel Way Jim Terry Madeline McGrane Rye Hickman Tyler Crook
Andrew Kafoury Dennis Eichhorn Joamette Gil Malachi Ward Sandra Lanz Ulises Farinask
Andrew MacLean Der-Shing Helmer Joe Keatinge Maria Frantz Sara Ryan Veronica Agarwal
Baldemar Rivas Ed Luce Joelle Jones Mark Siegel Sarah Mirk Victoria Jamieson
Ben Dewey Emi Lenox Jorge Corona Mat Heagerty Scott Ball Wook-Jin Clark
Blue Delliquanti Eric Esquivel Josh Cotter Matt Rockefeller Shannon Wheeler Xanthe Bouma
Bob Shea Erick Freitas Josh Trujillo Matthew Seely Shing Yin Khor  
Bones Leopard Farel Dalrymple Justin Zimmerman Matthew Sheean Simon Roy  
Boya Sun Fed Chao Katie Skelly Morgan Beem Sloane Leong  
Brian Schirmer Georgia Ball Kendra Boileau Muriel Fahrion Soph Franz  
C. Spike Trotman Gerardo Alba Kyle Starks Natalie Nourigat Steve Lieber  
Carta Monir Greg & Fake Laura Knetzger Natalie Riess t Lewis  
Cassie Anderson Hazel Newlevant Lee Durfey-Lavoie Nate Powell Tadd Galusha  
Cat Farris Iasmin Omar Ata Lee Marrs Norman Shurtliff Terry Blas