Comic books, arts in spotlight at Geeks at the Beach

LEWES – Geeks at the Beach, a comic book/arts show, will be held Saturday, July 27 at Cape Henlopen High School on Kings Highway. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring comic book artists, writers, publishers and some of Delaware’s bigger comic bookstores, according to event facilitator Sean Ahrendt. Crafters and […]

Dover Comic Con: For participants, it’s about more than dressing up in costumes

DOVER — Some visitors to the fifth annual Dover Comic Con event that filled the streets of downtown Dover with superheroes, wizards, pirates and just about every other character imaginable didn’t get it at first on a sweltering Saturday afternoon. “When I was a kid we got a couple of hours each fall to dress […]

BEST BETS: Pirate Empire invades Dover Comic Con

Living in Ketchikan, Alaska, Steven Dapcevich always dreamed of being a pirate. “I saw ‘The Buccaneer,’ when I was 4 years old with my father and my uncle,” he said of the 1958 movie. “I went to school after that wanting to be Yul Brynner. Then it was ‘The Sea Hawk’ with Errol Flynn and […]

BEST BETS: Blues band Barrelhouse on the way to Memphis

After substituting on drums for about a year, John Whiteley III officially joined the Middletown-based blues band Barrelhouse one year ago this week. In that time with the group, he’s played gigs around the region, opened for some heavy hitters and now he’s headed to Memphis to play in the prestigious International Blues Challenge. By […]

Comic Con blasting through Dover Saturday

DOVER — It didn’t take long for organizers of the Dover Comic Con to realize they had something special on their hands. The first event, held inside the Dover Public Library in 2014, drew about 2,500 people, five times what organizers anticipated. The following year, about 6,500 turned up, and last year’s crowd of 10,000 […]

BEST BETS: Dover Comic Con-bound Cathcart lends voice to Pokémon

Although many may not know his face, legions have grown up listening to James Carter Cathcart. Mr. Cathcart has been one of the main voices behind the wildly successful “Pokémon” cartoon series and its many offshoots. Throughout the 20-year run of the show, he estimates he’s done about 100 different characters. Currently, he’s most known […]

Supervillains, stormtroopers and Pokémon meet in Dover

  DOVER — Despite humidity that made it feel like 100 degrees, thousands of people turned out Saturday for the third annual Dover Comic Con. The event has grown precipitously since its inception: organizers expected around 500 attendees in 2014 and instead got 2,500. Last year’s event, which expanded from the Dover Public Library to […]

Slideshow: Dover’s Comic Con

Photos by Marc Clery

Comic Con to dress up Dover

DOVER – As the third annual Dover Comic Con brings thousands to the streets of downtown Dover starting tonight and all day Saturday, it will be clear that costumes aren’t only for kids. “Even though compared to other conventions — we are small — the level and quality of cosplay (or costume play) here is […]

Smyrna woman draws up book on ‘Blondie’ films

Carol Lynn Scherling had no idea how many other people were fans of a decades-long film series until she published her first and only book “Blondie Goes to Hollywood” in 2010. The book, which mainly details the Columbia movies made in the early 1930s and 1940s that were based on the beloved comic strip, is […]