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Durham Comics Fest

When: Sat., July 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2015

DURHAM COMICS FEST

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL LIBRARY, DURHAM

SATURDAY, JULY 25

A plethora of talent invades the Bull City for the Durham County Library's fifth annual comics festival, which has a nice mix of fun and educational activities for kids and grown-ups. After kicking off with an adult-oriented Trivia Night (Fullsteam Brewery, July 23, 9 p.m.) and Drink & Draw session (Cocoa Cinnamon, July 24, 7 p.m.), the Saturday main event at Southwest Regional Library finds kid-friendly creators signing books and giving workshops on their craft. Notable guests include Jimmy Gownley, author of the Eisner Award-nominated Amelia Rules! series and The Dumbest Idea Ever!, which is about his own experiences learning to create comics; Jim Ottaviani, who's written multiple graphic novels about real-life scientists and their discoveries; and Nick Bertozzi, who's done kid-friendly graphic novels about Lewis and Clark, Houdini and Shackleton. There's also an artist's alley for local creators, including Malcolm Goff, a contributor to the illustrated Running for Hope: A Novel by the John Hope Franklin Young Scholars. The festivities conclude Sunday with a screening of She Makes Comics (Southwest Regional Library, July 26, 3 p.m.), a look at the history and importance of female creators. Some events require registration; visit the Durham Comics Project website for details.—Zack Smith

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., free
3605 Shannon Road, Durham
919-560-8590
www.durhamcomicsproject.org.

Price: free

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