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Durham County Library Presents Durham Comics Fest 2018

Program: Durham Comics Fest 2018
Date: Thursday, June 21 – Wednesday, June 27; The Big Day is Saturday, June 23
Location: Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707 – plus other offsite locations
Web: durhamcomicsfest.org
Cost: Free and open to the public

Durham, NC – Durham County Library presents Durham Comics Fest 2018 from Thursday, June 21 to Wednesday, June 27. The Big Day is Saturday, June 23 at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd., Durham, NC 27707. Events throughout the festival will be at various locations. Durham Comics Fest is presented by the library and funded by the Friends of the Durham Library and the Durham Library Foundation. Call 919-560-8590 with questions and for workshop registration. Visit durhamcomicsfest.org for the full schedule.

Durham Comics Fest 2018 is Durham County Library’s eighth annual all-ages celebration of comics readers and creators at Southwest Regional Library and beyond. The library is proud to host presentations and workshops by acclaimed cartoonists Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), Liz Prince (Tomboy, Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed), Jenny Zervakis (Strange Growths), and Amy Godfrey (The Durham Comics Project). We’re also presenting a screening of the documentary Seth’s Dominion, comics trivia night at Fullsteam Brewery, a Triangle Comics Creator Networking Night at Atomic Empire, and a special Durham Comics Project Drink & Draw at Cocoa Cinnamon. Events include:

TRIVIA NIGHT AT FULLSTEAM BREWERY (726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham)
Thursday, Jun. 21, 9 p.m.
Come test your mental mettle in a special night of trivia sponsored by Fullsteam Brewery. Win prizes, and maybe even the grudging respect of your peers! This event is for ages 21 and up only.

DRINK & DRAW AT COCOA CINNAMON (420 W. Geer St., Durham)
Friday, Jun. 22, 7 p.m.
Join the Durham Comics Project for this special Drink & Draw! Enjoy low-key, cooperative drawing exercises or do your own thing in a no-pressure, all-fun environment with other artists. All ages and skill levels welcome. This event is co-sponsored by the Durham Comics Project and Cocoa Cinnamon.

DURHAM COMICS FEST: THE BIG DAY! (Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd., Durham)
Saturday, Jun. 23, times and full schedule available at www.durhamcomicsfest.org
This year the library is proud to host presentations and workshops for all ages by acclaimed comics creators Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), Liz Prince (Tomboy, Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed), Jenny Zervakis (Strange Growths), and Amy Godfrey (The Durham Comics Project). Plus book signings, local artists’ alley, prizes, giveaways, and more! All events are free and open to the public, but some require registration—visit durhamcomicsfest.org for the day’s schedule.

DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING, SETH’S DOMINION (Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd., Durham)
Sunday, Jun. 24, 3 p.m.
Seth’s Dominion is an intimate and quirky portrait of the cartoonist behind It’s a Good Life, if You Don’t Weaken, Palookaville, and Wimbledon Green. Seth himself narrates most of this examination of his nostalgic world-building, including several cartoons adapted from his journals. Touching, funny, and unique in content and presentation. Made possible by the National Film Board of Canada and the Durham Library Foundation, our official Documentary Film Partner!

TRIANGLE COMICS CREATOR NETWORKING NIGHT AT ATOMIC EMPIRE (3400 Westgate Dr., #14B, Durham)
Wednesday, Jun. 27, 6 – 8 p.m.
Are you a professional, amateur or aspiring comics artist or writer living? Then come to Triangle Comics Creator Networking Night! Meet fellow creators, show off and trade your work (no sales please), and make our local comics scene even better. All ages, skill levels and genres welcome! This event is a collaboration between Durham County Library and Chapel Hill Public Library, with support from Atomic Empire. Call 919-560-8648 or email pdholt@dconc.gov for more information.

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: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or sbonestell@dconc.gov

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