The Library brings you their first "Cincinnati Library Comic Con Series". Join them for two months of programming leading up to the main event on May 5th.
Cincinnati Library Comic Con Drawing Contest
Draw or paint a picture and win the Library’s Comic Con Drawing Contest!
Theme: Graphic Novels and Comic Books
What: Black & white or color, drawing or painting. No larger than 15” X 20” (no digital submissions or computer images will be considered) and an entry form. Limit of 1 entry per person. Entry forms are available at all Library locations and online. Submitted drawings can be picked up after May 15th.
Prizes: First, second, and third place winners and five honorable mention winners will be selected from adults ages 18 & up, teens ages 13-17 and kids ages 9-12. Prizes will be awarded and winners will be recognized at an awards reception held at the Main Library during the Cincinnati Library Comic Con on May 5th.
When: March 1-31. Drawings must be submitted no later than March 31st.
Where: Any library location.
Contest open to children (age 9-12), teens, and adults.
Drawing for comic books and graphic novels
During this two-part program, learn to the process of bringing a story to life through art with comic book all-star David Michael Beck (Star Wars, Jonah Hex, etc.). Participants should bring their own paper, pencils, erasers, and markers.
When: 2:00 p.m., March 3 and March 10
Where: Room 3B, Main Library
This program is for adults only. Registration is required.
Comic Book Club
Come to the TeenSpot and discuss your favorite comics. Free comics to participants! Drinks and snacks will be provided.
This program is for teens only.
Writing for Comic Books
Learn the strategies, tactics, and style behind writing for comic books with co-instructors Chad Taylor (5ive Footers) and Jeff Suess (Animaniacs, various short stories).
This program is for teens and adults only.
Graphic Novels: DIY
Learn how to construct and publish your own comic books and graphic novels with co-instructors Bruce Chrislip (Giant-Size Mini Comics #4, Paper Tales, etc.) and Russell Ihrig (La Petite Mort and Sockford).
When: 2:00 p.m., April 21
Where: Room 3B, Main Library
This program is for adults only.
This four-hour program will feature a panel discussion with writers and illustrators working in the field, free comic books , a comic book swap, artist and writer’s booths, the opportunity to take pictures with your favorite comic book/movie characters (Stormtroopers, Mandalorian Mercs, X-Men characters and more!), and the Comic Con Drawing Contest award ceremony.
When: 1:00-5:00 p.m., May 5
Where: Atrium, Main Library
This program is for all ages.
- Moderator Jeff Seuss (Local author: Animaniacs (no. 46), winner of the Strange New Worlds writing competition, short stories in Strange New Worlds IV, Mon Coeur Mort, and Torn Realities)
- David Michael Beck (Local illustrator: Star Wars, Jonah Hex, Justice League of America, etc.)
- Chris Charlton (owner of Assailant Comics and the writer of Binary Gray)
- Tim Fuller (Local illustrator: Hooha Comics, Twelve-Way with Cheese, and Zombie Marge web comic, a finalist for the 2012 S.P.A.C.E. award for best webcomic)
- Ken Henson (Local artist and a professor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. His credits include Splendid-Lite and Splendid-Darke)
- Mike Maydak (Local illustrator: The Blackbeard Legacy and 1782: the Year of Blood)
- Tony Moore (Local illustrator: The Walking Dead, Deadpool, Battle Pope, etc.)
- Carol Tyler (Local artist, writer, and professor. She is the recipient of an Eisner award and her latest graphic novel, You’ll Never Know: Soldier’s Heart, made TIME.com’s “cosmic comics” list. Her credits include A Graphic Memoir, Drawn & Quarterly, Late Bloomer, You’ll Never Know, etc.)
- Brian Williams (Local creator and writer at Raven Hammer Comics. Credits include Lucius Hammer)