Boise Comic Arts Festival takes over JUMP

Posted at 6:59 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 00:32:39-04

BOISE, Idaho — Costumed characters of all ages gathered in downtown Boise this weekend for the seventh annual Boise Comic Arts Festival.

Josh Shapel, event coordinator for the Boise Public Library says, "So it's the 7th annual Boise Comic Arts Festival. It's an event that the library puts on every year and we bring all kinds of artists and writers from around the country . So we have local vendors and local artists and writers as well. It's just an opportunity to get out and celebrate their inner nerd."

"And then we have wrestlers here, local wrestling club."

"They're amazing. They've been with us the last couple of years and they put on a great show for people."

"So Boise State University has a Jedi Academy, it's a club there and they did a choreography panel. So it's been really fun it's just like all of a sudden you're just walking through and there's a duel going on. One of the things I love to see is someone will come one year, they'll learn something new, pick up a skill, and at least get inspired. And then we'll have them a year or two years later they''l have table because they've been you know learned something here that they can take out to the rest of their lives and that they've been making their own works."