By Raymundo Muñoz
While most visitors to Denver Comic Con 2016 got to shuffle around at a snail’s pace from booth to booth, I got to spend a couple days with Sally Centigrade Gallery and their special guests Oregon artist Betty Turbo and pop surreal artists and Stranger Factory co-owners Brandt Peters and Kathy Olivas.
The Albuquerque-based duo were in Denver as part of their “Outer Limits” art show tour — Larimer Square’s Sally Centigrade Gallery was their local stop. While Kathy and Brandt signed art books and talked to fans, Turbo sat hidden behind her Portrait Machine, a cardboard contraption that invites people to get a 2-minute portrait courtesy of the machine’s inner workings — that is, Turbo herself.
In addition, the gallery offered up stacks of large posters for sale and 3D original art work by Tripper Dungan. Local artist and muralist Mike Graves also made an appearance. Needless to say, Sally Centigrade’s booth was a popular — if cramped — attraction. As such, I wandered off from time to time to take in the sights and sounds and smells — sometimes good, sometimes bad — of a convention center packed with cosplayers and artists.
Pictures in the gallery below document my time at Denver Comic Con 2016.