Picture book workshop

The library is a great place to read and discover comics and graphic novels for all ages.

This summer the Pinal County Library District is hosting free cartooning classes as part of its summer reading program.  The program will be for children in grades four and up.

The four session program will be happening in June, 2019.

Participating libraries include:

  • San Manuel Library:  Thursdays in June from 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Eloy Public Library: Tuesdays in June from 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Girl drawing using pencil

Space is limited to ten participants at each library.  Kids will receive a free copy of Jason Ford’s The Superhero Comic Kit (2015, Laurence King Publishing).  Stickers, pens and other supplies will be available so that participants can create their own comic books.

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Interested in making your own comics or cartoons digitally? 

Here are some fun resources to get you started:

Free online art and design tools:

Apps for cartoonists and animators:

Books on Cartooning:

  • Link to books on the topic from our catalog
  • Brunetti, Ivan. Comics: Easy as ABC: the Essential Guide to Comics for Kids. Toon Books, 2019.
  • Ford, Jason.  The Superhero Comic Kit. Laurence King Publishing, 2015.
  • Smiley, Jess Smart.  Let’s Make Comics: An Activity Book to Create, Write and Draw Your Own Cartoons.  Watson-Guptill, 2018.

Comics and Libraries:

Comic Book Research, databases and historic materials:

 

Portrait of Indian boy drawing with colorful sketch pen

 

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