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Gallery America to Premiere Episode on Oklahoma’s Thriving Comic Book Scene

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – OETA’s Emmy Award winning program Gallery America is excited to announce the premiere of its upcoming episode on the comic book industry in Oklahoma. The episode, titled “The Comic Book Show”, is airing April 6th at 7PM on OETA and will feature the state’s thriving community of comic book creators and their contributions to the $15 billion global comic book industry.

Robert Reid, host and producer of Gallery America, was pleasantly surprised by the level of collaboration and energy within Oklahoma’s comic book community. “I’ll be honest, at first, I thought a story on comics in Oklahoma would be straight-forward: talk with an artist or two, maybe a self-publisher. But what we found was one of the art world’s most tight-knit and collaborative communities. The country and world are starting to notice Oklahoma’s creativity. Really, we’re only scratching the surface of Oklahoma comics. This was a lot of fun to do and I’m actually reading comic books again.”

The episode will showcase some of Oklahoma’s most talented comic book creators and highlight their unique stories and contributions to the scene. In addition, viewers will get a glimpse of the state’s vibrant comic book culture, from comic book publishers to an OU student who lived out a childhood dream to make a comic.

“Gallery America is proud to showcase Oklahoma’s comic book scene and the talented creators who are making their mark in the world,” said Reid. “Heck, we might even make a Gallery America comic one day. Jonathan (Gallery’s videographer) has been trying to draw toads.”

Don’t miss the premiere of Gallery America’s episode “The Comic Book Show” on April 6th at 7PM on OETA or via live streaming at

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About Gallery America
OETA’s Emmy Award winning Gallery America brings you the best in the arts from Oklahoma and around the nation. Hosted by Robert Reid, Gallery America is dedicated to showcasing Oklahoma’s visual and performing talents and culture.

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