Friday, April 26, 2013
Comic Con at the Cincinnati Public Library May 5th
Event includes panel discussion, free comic books, costumed characters, and awards ceremony
Comic book fans assemble! It’s time for the first Comic Con event Sunday, May 5, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. in the atrium at the Main Library. The Library is joining forces with Arcadian Comics & Games and the Friends of the Public Library to present an afternoon filled with a comic book swap, booths, a comic book exhibit, a panel discussion with writers and illustrators, the Comic Con Drawing Contest award ceremony, the opportunity to take pictures with your favorite characters (Stormtroopers, Mandalorian Mercs, X-Men characters and more), and free comic books in celebration of Free Comic Book Day. Call 513-369-6900 or visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org/news/2013/comiccon.html.
Panel Discussion is at 1:30 p.m. in the Reading Garden Lounge
Moderator Jeff Suess — 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. Her comic strip Tomatoes appears in Cincinnati Magazine.
Brian Williams —Local creator and writer at Raven Hammer Comics. Credits include Lucius Hammer)
The Main Library is at 800 Vine St. Call 513-369-6900 or visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org.
FRIENDS’ SHOP: The Friends of the Public Library Shop will be open during Comic Con. Merchandise available includes graphic novels, superhero toys and games, and superhero-themed Mighty Wallets (pictured left).
Presenting partners: Friends of the Public Library, and Arcadian Comics & Games.