Boise Comic Arts Festival


Boise Comic Arts Festival is returning for its 11th year in 2023, with all the features you know and love (Artists’ Alley, cosplay, panels, performances, and workshops). It will be taking place September 29 – October 1.

Creators, Vendors, and Exhibitors

This year we will be hosting an outdoor Artists' Alley on Saturday, September 30 with creators, vendors, and exhibitors at Zoo Boise and in Julia Davis Park. The application for table space in Artists’ Alley is open now and closes on Monday, March 27.

To apply, visit the application link.

Teen Comics Mentorship Program

The Teen Comics Mentorship Program provides aspiring young comics creators with tools and resources that will give them a head start on their comics journey, as well as guidance on, and experience with, tabling at an event. Participants in this program will have an opportunity to table in Artists’ Alley at BCAF XI on September 30, 2023. They will also be mentored by a local comics artist, have their portfolio reviewed by one of our BCAF guest creators, and have access to networking events with BCAF guest creators, vendors, and exhibitors. The application is open now and closes on Monday, March 13.

To apply, visit the application link.

For more information visit the Teen Comics Mentorship Program FAQ.

Free Comic Book Day

Visit any Boise Public Library location on Saturday, May 6 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.

BCAF XI Poster

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This year’s BCAF poster was created by Alexis Ziritt. Originally from Venezuela, Ziritt has lived in the USA for the last 20 years. He's been published in Complex Magazine, Heavy Metal, BOOM! Studios, Adhouse, Floating World Comics and Dark Horse Comics among others. Ziritt’s illustration work includes Star Wars, Magic: The Gathering, Fortnite, Patagonia, and Heavy Metal bands. 

Past BCAF Guest Creators

A selection  of comics from past Boise Comic Arts Festival guest creators. For those of you working on your 2023 Ultimate Book Nerd challenge, here’s a full list of our past guest creators.

More Information & Questions

If you’re interested in sponsoring BCAF XI, or have other questions, please reach out to Josh Shapel via email.

Our Sponsors

 BPL Foundation   sponsor-outpost

Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Renewal by Phone: (208) 972-8980
TTY: 1-800-377-3529

Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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