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Added to the collection on Nov 08, 2012

KRC 2012: Neil Kaplan storytime!

This event was held on July 7, 2012 at Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner

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Voice actor Neil Kaplan will do a special Winnie the Pooh story! Neil is the voice behind characters from Transformers, Digimon, Power Rangers, StarCraft, and more.

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Added to the collection on Nov 01, 2012

Creating Noir Comics With Shawn Martinbrough

This event was held on August 29, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Learn how nationally-known graphic novelist Shawn Martinbrough became a graphic artist, illustrator, and novelist and about his approach to art.

Shawn's works include DMZ: Free States Rising with Brian Wood; Batman: Detective Comics; Luke Cage Noir; a new monthly series, Thief of Thieves with Robert Kirkman (The Waking Dead); and How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling.

The bulk of Shawn's work has been done for Marvel Comics, Vertigo and DC Comics. His client list includes Coca Cola/POWERade, The Hershey Company, The Topps Company, Cricket Wireless, Vibe, Bad Boy Entertainment, Penguin Books and McGraw-Hill.

Shawn's books will be for sale, and the event includes a book signing.

This event is for Grade 6 - Adult.

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Added to the collection on Aug 26, 2012

Kids Read Comics Opening Night! Voice Actor Neil Kaplan

This event was held on July 6, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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It's opening night of Kids Read Comics 2012! Join us for this special event!

Voice actor Neil Kaplan presents an interactive discussion and demonstration of how one can express their characters' inner lives through voice! Neil is the voice behind characters from Transformers, Digimon, Power Rangers, StarCraft, and more.

Bring your own characters to practice road-tested techniques. Lots of laughs to be had, and you might just learn a new way to think about creating your next comics character!

This event is for Grade 4 - Adult!

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Added to the collection on Dec 06, 2011

Comic Artists Forum With Guest Artist Dan Mishkin

This event was held on October 2, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Guest artist Dan Mishkin will talk about what a comic book writer does, and how it's important to think visually and to understand how comics work -- valuable information for writers, but also for artists. Dan is the co-creator of the comic book series "Amethyst", "Blue Devil", "Creeps" and "Spellgame", and author of the children's illustrated novel "The Forest King." Join the Forum to get fresh ideas for your next comics or graphic novel creation. Drawing supplies will be provided, so drop in for drawing, learning, and sharing.

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Added to the collection on Nov 15, 2011

Matt Feazell: Comics to Screenplay

This event was held on September 30, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Matt Feazell will discuss how he adapted his long-running comic strip, "The Amazing Cynicalman," into a feature-length screenplay - now a soon-to-be-released film - by the same title.

Over the past three decades Hamtramck cartoonist Matt Feazell has achieved iconic status in the comics industry through his irreverent and witty comic series, "The Amazing Cynicalman." He is now poised to do the same in the film industry, as he adapts his series into a screenplay for a feature-length production.

Matt Feazell has drawn back-up features in Scott McCloud's ZOT!, published by Eclipse, called "The Adventures of ZOT! in Dimension 10 1/2." He was also the artist of a monthly feature, "Dizzy Adventures", which ran in Disney Adventures magazine from 2000 until the magazine folded in 2007.

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Added to the collection on Aug 29, 2011

Kids Read Comics Opening Event: Dave Roman Presents: "Avatar: The Last Puppetbender" Live!

This event was held on June 17, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Kevin Coppa and Dave Roman will entertain the audience with puppets from the fan favorite "Puppetbenders," showing examples of the work and production involved in the making of the web shorts. They will treat fans to a sneak peek at the upcoming "Avatar-The Lost Adventures" from Dark Horse Comics, and MC a live comics read-through involving audience participation.

Held in conjunction with the KIDS READ COMICS CONVENTION at Chelsea District Library, June 18 & 19

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Added to the collection on Aug 29, 2011

Kids Read Comics Opening Event: Dave Roman & Raina Telgemeier

This event was held on June 17, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Raina Telgemeier ("SMILE," "Baby-Sitters Club") and Dave Roman ("Astronaut Academy," "X-Men: Misfits") discuss how reading comics affected their lives, inspiring them to become full-time cartoonists. This event includes live comics readings from graphic novels with lots of audience participation and silliness! Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to play a few of the comic characters. Raina will talk about how life events inspire autobiographical comics like "SMILE." Dave will talk about his work at Nickelodeon Magazine, where he worked on "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Avatar: the Last Airbender."

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Added to the collection on Jul 25, 2011

Nationally-Known Comic Artist David Malki! Discusses True Stuff From Old Books

This event was held on June 1, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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David Malki! is the nationally-known author of the celebrated comic strip Wondermark, which repurposes illustrations and engravings from 19th-Century books into sarcastic, silly, and surreal collage-style comic strips!

For this special event, David will present a slide show of fascinating, forgotten articles unearthed from Victorian-era newspapers and magazines. A man breathes fire! A steam-powered flying machine attempts its first flight! Inventors and adventurers dream big, and often die! And human nature remains unchanged through the ages. This event will include a booksigning and David's books will be on sale.

In 2008 David's Wondermark book Beards of our Forefathers was nominated for the Eisner Award -- the highest honor in comics -- for Best Humorous Publication. He's also the co-editor of the sci-fi anthology Machine of Death, which became a surprise bestseller in 2010.

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Added to the collection on May 01, 2011

Graphic Artist Matt Dembicki Discusses "Trickster: Native American Tales"

This event was held on March 14, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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"Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection" is an amazing collection of more than 20 Native American tales cleverly adapted into comic form. Each story is written by a different Native American storyteller who worked closely with a selected illustrator, a combination that gives each tale a unique and powerful voice and look. Ranging from serious and dramatic to funny and sometimes fiendish, these tales bring tricksters back into popular culture in a very vivid form.

This unique collection of Indian lore was conceived and edited by cartoonist Matt Dembicki, the founder of DC Conspiracy, a comic creators' collaborative in Washington, DC. Matt will be here to discuss this work, the Indian lore which inspired it, and what it takes to create a graphic novel.

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Added to the collection on Feb 03, 2011

Comics Fundamentals For Adults And Older Teens with Jerzy Drozd

This event was held on July 7, 2010 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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In this intense six-week series, cartoonist Jerzy Drozd invites adults and older teens to explore of some of the illustration and storytelling strategies used by professional cartoonists to create graphic novel, manga, and comic books. You'll learn how to choose the right moments in your story, how comics take advantage of the rules of art as well as literature, and how the illustration style you choose contributes to the tone of your work. Whatever story you want to create, this workshop will provide you with the tools you need to make your story a reality. We'll provide the pencils, erasers, paper, rulers, etc. Sessions are on Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4, 11. Registration is required and begins June 6 online, in person at any location, or by calling 327-8301.

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Added to the collection on Feb 03, 2011

Comics Fundamentals with Jerzy Drozd, Part 2

This event was held on July 14, 2010 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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In this six-week series, join cartoonist Jerzy Drozd in an exploration of some of the illustration and storytelling strategies used by professional cartoonists to create graphic novel, manga, and comic books. You'll learn how to choose the right moments in your story, how comics takes advantage of the rules of art as well as literature, and how the illustration style you choose contributes to the tone of your work. Whether you want to create an autobiography, an epic fantasy, or a shoot-em-up action adventure, this workshop will provide you with the tools you need to make your story a reality!

We'll provide the basic tools (pencils, erasers, paper, rulers, etc.) to try out illustration techniques and storytelling strategies. Register at an information desk at any location or call 328-8301.

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Added to the collection on Feb 03, 2011

Comics Fundamentals with Jerzy Drozd, Part 3

This event was held on July 21, 2010 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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In this six-week series, join cartoonist Jerzy Drozd in an exploration of some of the illustration and storytelling strategies used by professional cartoonists to create graphic novel, manga, and comic books. You'll learn how to choose the right moments in your story, how comics takes advantage of the rules of art as well as literature, and how the illustration style you choose contributes to the tone of your work. Whether you want to create an autobiography, an epic fantasy, or a shoot-em-up action adventure, this workshop will provide you with the tools you need to make your story a reality!

We'll provide the basic tools (pencils, erasers, paper, rulers, etc.) to try out illustration techniques and storytelling strategies. Register at an information desk at any location or call 328-8301.

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Added to the collection on Feb 03, 2011

Comics Fundamentals with Jerzy Drozd, Part 4

This event was held on July 28, 2010 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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In this six-week series, join cartoonist Jerzy Drozd in an exploration of some of the illustration and storytelling strategies used by professional cartoonists to create graphic novel, manga, and comic books. You'll learn how to choose the right moments in your story, how comics takes advantage of the rules of art as well as literature, and how the illustration style you choose contributes to the tone of your work. Whether you want to create an autobiography, an epic fantasy, or a shoot-em-up action adventure, this workshop will provide you with the tools you need to make your story a reality!

We'll provide the basic tools (pencils, erasers, paper, rulers, etc.) to try out illustration techniques and storytelling strategies. Register at an information desk at any location or call 328-8301.

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Added to the collection on Feb 03, 2011

Comics Fundamentals with Jerzy Drozd, Part 5

This event was held on August 4, 2010 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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In this six-week series, join cartoonist Jerzy Drozd in an exploration of some of the illustration and storytelling strategies used by professional cartoonists to create graphic novel, manga, and comic books. You'll learn how to choose the right moments in your story, how comics takes advantage of the rules of art as well as literature, and how the illustration style you choose contributes to the tone of your work. Whether you want to create an autobiography, an epic fantasy, or a shoot-em-up action adventure, this workshop will provide you with the tools you need to make your story a reality!

We'll provide the basic tools (pencils, erasers, paper, rulers, etc.) to try out illustration techniques and storytelling strategies. Register at an information desk at any location or call 328-8301.

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Added to the collection on Feb 03, 2011

Comics Fundamentals with Jerzy Drozd, Part 6

This event was held on August 11, 2010 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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In this six-week series, join cartoonist Jerzy Drozd in an exploration of some of the illustration and storytelling strategies used by professional cartoonists to create graphic novel, manga, and comic books. You'll learn how to choose the right moments in your story, how comics takes advantage of the rules of art as well as literature, and how the illustration style you choose contributes to the tone of your work. Whether you want to create an autobiography, an epic fantasy, or a shoot-em-up action adventure, this workshop will provide you with the tools you need to make your story a reality!

We'll provide the basic tools (pencils, erasers, paper, rulers, etc.) to try out illustration techniques and storytelling strategies. Register at an information desk at any location or call 328-8301.

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Added to the collection on Jun 05, 2009

Comic Book Academy With Comic Book Artist Jerzy Drozd - Part 6

This event was held on August 5, 2008 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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This is part 6 of a 6 part series that was held July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5 at Malletts Creek.

Here's your chance to create an entire graphic novel, manga or comic book. Comic art professional Jerzy Drozd will guide you as you learn about graphic storytelling, character design, writing the story, penciling the first draft, refining and completing the penciled pages, and inking (or finishing) the pages.

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Added to the collection on Jun 05, 2009

Comic Book Academy With Comic Book Artist Jerzy Drozd - Part 5

This event was held on July 29, 2008 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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This is part 5 of a 6 part series that was held July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5 at Malletts Creek.

Here's your chance to create an entire graphic novel, manga or comic book. Comic art professional Jerzy Drozd will guide you as you learn about graphic storytelling, character design, writing the story, penciling the first draft, refining and completing the penciled pages, and inking (or finishing) the pages.

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Added to the collection on Jun 05, 2009

Comic Book Academy With Comic Book Artist Jerzy Drozd - Part 4

This event was held on July 22, 2008 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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This is part 4 of a 6 part series that was held July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5 at Malletts Creek.

Here's your chance to create an entire graphic novel, manga or comic book. Comic art professional Jerzy Drozd will guide you as you learn about graphic storytelling, character design, writing the story, penciling the first draft, refining and completing the penciled pages, and inking (or finishing) the pages.

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Added to the collection on Jun 05, 2009

Comic Book Academy With Comic Book Artist Jerzy Drozd - Part 3

This event was held on July 15, 2008 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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This is part 3 of a 6 part series that was held July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5 at Malletts Creek.

Here's your chance to create an entire graphic novel, manga or comic book. Comic art professional Jerzy Drozd will guide you as you learn about graphic storytelling, character design, writing the story, penciling the first draft, refining and completing the penciled pages, and inking (or finishing) the pages.

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Added to the collection on Jun 05, 2009

Comic Book Academy With Comic Book Artist Jerzy Drozd - Part 2

This event was held on July 8, 2008 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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This is part 2 of a 6 part series that was held July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5 at Malletts Creek.

Here's your chance to create an entire graphic novel, manga or comic book. Comic art professional Jerzy Drozd will guide you as you learn about graphic storytelling, character design, writing the story, penciling the first draft, refining and completing the penciled pages, and inking (or finishing) the pages.

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Added to the collection on Jan 19, 2009

Comic Book Academy with Comic Book Artist Jerzy Drozd - Part 1

This event was held on July 1, 2008 at Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room AB

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This is part 1 of a 6 part series that was held July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5 at Malletts Creek. Stay tuned for parts 2 through 6.

Here's your chance to create an entire graphic novel, manga or comic book. Comic art professional Jerzy Drozd will guide you as you learn about graphic storytelling, character design, writing the story, penciling the first draft, refining and completing the penciled pages, and inking (or finishing) the pages.