Comic Speed Readin’
Tiny reviews of local creations
Sweet 7000's Baaadassss Comics. This is the full, funky name of 7000 BC, a local nonprofit that supports New Mexican comic book writers and artists. Yes, the moniker is partially inspired by the independent nature of that one Melvin Van Peebles film you just thought about, but it also references the elevation of Santa Fe, where the group was founded. The comic book lovers on the Alibi editorial staff reviewed a handful of new 7000 BC offerings.
Little surprises around every corner, but nothing dangerous
Upon entering the Stranger Factory, three distinct areas of well-laid-out eye candy unfold before you. Carefully placed paintings and prints decorate the white walls, and plenty of natural light washes over displays of toys and figurines. Brandt Peters, who co-owns Stranger Factory with his wife, Kathie Olivas, says they decorate the shop as they do their home. “We show how you can actually put your own collection together,” he says. They salvage furniture, shelves and other recyclable cool stuff to mix in with the art pieces.
Image courtesy of Finding Neverland the Musical
The incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters, Peter Pan.
In the Blood
A contemporary urban satire inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.
Image courtesy of the City of Albuquerque
Winter Solstice Seed Mandala
An annual community art-making event to celebrate the coming of the winter season. Gather for the creation of a mandala using different kinds of grains and seeds to feed migratory songbirds.
Photo courtesy of the artist
Blind Boys of Alabama
Hear gospel classics, Christmas tunes and other gems from a 70-plus-year career.