New Artwork for Banners Along Colfax Avenue

This is pretty brilliant. So, I was approached by the Colfax Avenue Business Improvement District (Colfax BID) that represents businesses along the section of East Colfax Avenue between Grant Street and Josephine Street, about a 2 mile stretch of the 30 or so miles that Colfax fully runs.

Now, I’ve done work with Colfax BID in the past (just see the Characters of Colfax comic that I’m currently doing for them.) Every year or so, the BID provides banners that hang on the light posts that run up and down this 2 miles stretch. In the past they have been holiday themed, or focusing on various businesses, or (like the past year) featuring artwork from some of the artists that work in the tattoo shops along Colfax.

Well this year, the BID asked me to provide the artwork for the banners, featuring illustrations of the architecture of Colfax buildings from the past and present: The Ogden Theatre, Tom’s Diner, The Newhouse Hotel, The Lion’s Lair, Pete’s Kitchen & Satire Lounge, The Aladdin Theatre, Sid King’s Crazy Horse, and (of course) an illustration of RTD’s 15 bus that runs up and down Colfax. This is a brilliant opportunity that I jumped for.

So, the artwork is now all completed and you can see below. The files are at the printers and should be up along Colfax around Thanksgiving. The BID is having a party, celebrating their 30 years of representing the Avenue on November 20th at the Filmore. You can see all the details at the link.

… and here’s the artwork. I’ll post more photos once the banners go up!

30 MILES OF CRAZY! Issue #7 (and others) Review at Four Color Apocalypse

“Flying way further below the radar than he deserves to, Denver-based Karl Christian Krumpholz is staking his claim to the territory marked “pre-eminent cartoonist depicting the realities of American urban life.” Which, admittedly, would be too long a title to fit on most plaques or awards. Nevertheless, it’s true, and now it’s my job to tell you why —”

Wow… that is incredibly kind. Wonder if I can put all that on a business card.

It’s a brilliant review of 30 Miles of Crazy! #7, Nothing but Suitcases, The City Was Never Going to Let Go, and “… but we wish you the best of luck.”

You can check out the full review at the Four Color Apocalypse website HERE.

You can find copies of all my books at the Birdcage Bottom Books website!

Characters of Colfax: Donnacha Og ORinn

I was recently approached by Colfax Business Improvement District (or Colfax BID) to help them out in their effort to focus on some of the people that make Denver’s Colfax Avenue… well… Colfax.

I’ll be creating a comic every other month, featuring some of these people and their stories. Here’s the second one featuring Donnacha Og ORinn

You can check out the Characters of Colfax website HERE.