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Durham County Library Presents Durham Comics Fest 2014

Program: Durham Comics Fest 2014

Dates: Oct. 23-26

Days/Times/Locations:

Thursday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m.
Teen Auto-Bio Comics with Eric Knisley
East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Ln.

Friday, Oct. 24, 4 p.m.
Teen Costuming Workshop with Jared Axelrod
Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.

Friday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
Durham Comics Project Book Release Party
Cocoa Cinnamon, 420 W. Geer St.

Saturday, Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Comics Fest: The Main Event!
Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.

Sunday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m.
The Comic Book that Changed the World
Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.

Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library presents its fourth annual Durham Comics Fest with guests, prizes, workshops and activities for children, teens and adults from Thursday, October 23 to Sunday, October 26 at various Durham locations.

This year’s guest cartoonists include George O’Connor (Olympians), Jared Axelrod (The Battle of Blood and Ink), Brian Shearer (Doctor Who, G.I. Joe), Jeremy Whitley (Princeless), Eric Knisley (illustrator and co-organizer of the Durham Indie Comics Expo) and Andrew Aydin (March: Book One). Workshops and presentations will cover cartooning basics, writing and drawing for comics, the evolution of Batman and an exploration of the influential and significant comic, Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.

In addition, the Fest will feature the unveiling of the Durham Comics Project Book at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 24 at Cocoa Cinnamon, 420 W. Geer St. The book is the culmination of the year-long Durham Comics Project, a project that sought to capture the essence of Durham as a community by teaching people how to tell their stories through pictures. Through a series of events and workshops around Durham, Amy Godfrey, children’s librarian and co-creator of Comics Fest, taught people how to tell their stories through comics using the media or styles they are most comfortable with.

Comics Fest is made possible by the Friends of the Durham Library. For details and a complete schedule, visit durhamcomicsfest.org or call 919-560-8590.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or grozier@dconc.gov

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