Puyallup Public Library: Mini Comic Con
Sep 28, 2013 10:00 am-4:30 pm
210 W Pioneer Ave
Puyallup WA 98371
Meet local comic artists and writers at the Library’s first mini-comic convention. We’ll be hosting a variety of panels on comics and fan culture, as well as an artist’s alley and a gaming room. Try out a board game, check out art by local creators, make a craft, and learn about the art of writing and creating comics.
We will hold four panels throughout the day:
Help! My Kid is a Fan!
10:30 - 11:30 am
Are you friends with a brony? Has your kid started sporting a bow tie & talking about sonic screwdrivers? And what’s cosplay? Join our panel of experts as they introduce you to the wonderful world of fans. Learn about Adventure Time, Doctor Who, HomeStuck, My Little Pony, Star Trek, and other fandoms, as well as ways to meet other fans!
Don’t Forget This Song: Frank M. Young, David Lasky and The Carter Family
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Frank M. Young and David Lasky, authors of the award-winning The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, will speak about their book and writing experiences. http://
Webcomics: From Creation to Marketing
1:30 - 2:30
Join popular webcomic creators Jake Richmond, Ben Hsu, Matthew Bogart and others as they explain the ins and outs of creating & maintaining a webcomic. Everything from initial creation process to getting people to read your comic will be covered. Bring your questions!
Panel to Panel with Hereville
3:00 - 4:00 pm
A super-fun, all-ages show about creating comics, including live drawing demos, audience participation, and an animated film! Presented by Barry Deutsch, author of Hereville.
Artists featured will include:
- Amy Cockerham, nerdyanimefreak.deviantart.com
- Andy Manley, http://instagram.com/andymanley/#
- Anique Zimmer, http://www.atzomatic.com/
- Barry Deutsch, http://www.hereville.com/
- Ben Hsu, http://dubiouscompany.com/
- Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians (C.L.A.W.), http://
- Jake Richmond, http://
- Jaymz Bernard, http://willem.thecomicseries.com/
- Jenna Masquelier, http://
- Matthew Bogart, http://matthewbogart.net/
- Rick Marcks, http://
- Sarah Timme, http://
This event is offered in partnership with Fantasium Comics, www.fantasiumcomics.com.
This program is offered as part of the Puyallup Festival of Books, sponsored by the Puyallup Public Library and the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library, and in partnership with Fantasium Comics. Visit www.puyallupfestivalofbooks.com for more information about other events and programs, including the first annual Jim Taylor lecture, music, storytelling, and authors Susan Cooper and Ursula K. LeGuin.