Graphic Novels and Media

Graphic novels are the perfect gateway into the world of literature, and we’re here to take it further! During Library Fest, we will deep dive into the process for creating comic books, celebrate our favorite characters through cosplay, and learn about new graphic novels hitting the shelves! Come talk manga, comics, superheroes, and more with the Graphic Novels & Media team at Durham County Library!

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Upcoming events

Creating Comics - A Panel Discussion

Friday, April 09, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual Events

Let’s talk about comics! We’re sitting down with writer/publisher Jacques Nyemb, writer/illustrator Danny Quick, and writer Jeremy Whitley to discuss their comic book journey. If you have wondered how to get started in publishing, writer-illustrator collaborations, or you love their work, you won’t want to miss this!

Ages: Teen, Adult

Registration required

Previous events

Gentleman Cartoonist: Keith Knight

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual Events

Keith Knight is many things to many people–rapper, social activist, father and educator among them.  He’s also one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America, and the creator of three
popular comic strips: the Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles.

For nearly two decades, this multi-award-winning artist has brought the funny back to the funny pages with a uniquely personal style that’s a cross between Calvin & Hobbes, MAD, and underground comix.

Keith Knight is part of a  generation of  African-American artists who were raised on hip-hop, and infuse their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics and race. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including  the Washington Post, Daily KOS, San Francisco Chronicle, Medium.com, Ebony, ESPN the MagazineL.A. WeeklyMAD Magazine, and  the Funny Times .

His comic musings on race have garnered accolades and stirred controversies, prompting the NAACP to recognize him as a 2015 History Maker and  CNN to tap him to grade America on its progress concerning issues of race.

Photo by Cornell Watson

Ages: Adult

Creating Comics - A Panel Discussion

Friday, April 09, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual Events

Let’s talk about comics! We’re sitting down with writer/publisher Jacques Nyemb, writer/illustrator Danny Quick, and writer Jeremy Whitley to discuss their comic book journey. If you have wondered how to get started in publishing, writer-illustrator collaborations, or you love their work, you won’t want to miss this!

Ages: Teen, Adult