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All the fun of a convention...at home!

Attend the library's first-ever library con virtually on August 7!  Acclaimed panelists will discuss comics, teach new drawing techniques, and more! Winners of the Cosplay Contest and Trivia will receive prizes! 

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Writing Comics
Panelist Tim Seeley

10 - 11 a.m.

NYT comic book writer/artist Tim Seeley will share tips and tricks on writing comics, as well as relating tales from his many years creating his own comics and for DC, Image, Dark Horse, and others.

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How To Draw Anything
Panelist Gene Ha

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Gene Ha, NYT comic book artist, will demonstrate how to draw just about anything for comics, share stories from his career writing his own comics, as well as for Dark Horse, DC, and Marvel. Q&A.

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Getting Started in WebComics
Panelists Katie Cook, Monica Gallagher, David Gallaher

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Our special panel of webcomic creators and pioneers will provide insight into getting started in webcomics and more. Q&A

 

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Author Talk, Q&A
Panelists Robin Ha

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Robin Ha, author/illustrator of Almost an American Girl and Cook Korean!, will discuss her career and being creative, as well as a Q&A. She will also demo some sketching as time permits.

 

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Drawing Manga
Panelists Mark Crilley

3 - 4 p.m.

Learn the techniques behind creating great manga characters. Mark Crilley studied in Japan, and is the bestselling author of the children's manga Akiko, drawing books, and successful YouTube channel.

 

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Trivia
Panelist Samantha Zimmerman

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Compete individually with our comic trivia contest! Win gift cards to Graham Cracker Comics. More details to come.

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Cosplay 101
Cosplayers Karen Bergquist Dezoma, Rose Bonarek, Geannina Gutierrez

4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
 
Interested in cosplaying or learning some new ideas? Our panel of cosplayers and seamstresses can answer your question and provide inspiration! Cosplay Contest winners will be announced at the end.

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Cosplay Contest Entries
Enter by July 25 Aug. 1

Submissions for our cosplay contest, for ages 10 and up. Submissions will be judged virtually by a panel of cosplayers and costumers. Winners will be announced August 7, and will be featured on this webpage.

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Rules

For more information or questions email AskUs@dglibrary.org.