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Comicfest, Comics, Competition, Happenings, Rachel

Happy Free Comic Book Day!

02.05.15 | Comment?

Syndetics book coverHAPPY FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! It’s the last – and biggest! – day of Comicfest 2015! Come on down to the Central library today to collect a free comic book! Plus there are LOADS of exciting things happening all day!

At 10am we have a Comics 101 workshop with Sarah Laing providing insight into what is required to make successful prose, comics and cartoons. For all ages – bring along pens and paper!

At 11.30 we will be judging our cosplay competition with prizes for kids, teens and adult divisions. Get dressed up or just come down to see the costume extravaganza!

At 12pm we have a talk from Tintin and Weta Workshop lead conceptual designer, Chris Guise who will take you through the process of transforming a much-loved comic into the successful film “The adventures of Tintin – the secret of the Unicorn”. Don’t forget to have your questions ready for the Q&A!

At 1pm we have a panel discussion titled “New Zealand Women’s Comics with the editors of Three Words” where Sarah Laing, Rae Joyce, and Indira Neville will discuss the rich history and future of New Zealand’s female cartoonists and comics. Sarah, Rae, and Indira will also discuss the genesis and work behind assembling Three Words, a forthcoming comprehensive anthology of New Zealand Women’s Comics.

Finally, judging for the manga drawing competition will take place at 2pm! Please remember entries must be entered by 1pm.

We hope you’ll join us for a super comic-filled day, we can’t wait to share it with you!
Lumpy Space Princess!


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