So this is a big deal: Hometown Heroes is a one-day, free, all-ages comics art show "formed out of a desire to connect creators, readers, and the stories that bond them in a new way." It happens on April 8th from 6 to 11 pm at 1927 Events (1927 3rd Ave). I love Emerald City Comicon as much as anyone, but you can't really argue that ECCC gives as much attention to Seattle comics creators as it used to; the show has become a very big, very mainstream event. And that's great! But Hometown Heroes offers a chance for Seattle's indie comics community to show off what they've been working on, which is just as important. This could be the perfect springtime complement to the Short Run Festival in Seattle's comics calendar year. If you're considering attending, go click the "interested" button on Facebook.