Library Comic Con!
Slip into the nearest phone booth, don your cape, tights, and mask, then head downtown for a fun filled, all-day celebration of comics and comics culture. In case you haven’t figured it out, costumes are encouraged!
Saturday, August 31 - 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
at the Main Library & the Friends Warehouse*
(*726 River Street, across from the Main Library)
Keep reading! Some activity times have changed, so be sure to look again to be sure you show up at the right time for that special program.
We have an awesome line-up of graphic novelists, comic creators, picture-book authors, film-makers and more, coming from near and far - Allen Gladfelter, Brian Sendelbach, Dalek Klaus, Dennis Eichhorn, Eric Esquivel, Erick Freitas, Ethan Ede, James Lloyd, Jeff Bacon, Jeremy Webster, Jim Sumii, Julia Green, Randall Kirby, Scott Pentzer, Steve Moore, Steve Willhite, Storie Grubb, Todd Clark, Ulises Farinas... Check out their bios here!
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 726 River Street (across from the Main Library)
- Meet comic creators
- Get their autographs
- Find original artwork
- Buy comics from our Friends group and local businesses
- 11:00 a.m.: A History of Comics in Idaho - Al Asker & Dennis Eichhorn; moderated by Tully Gerlach (Main Library Marion Bingham Room, 3rd floor )
- 12:00 p.m.: Local Comic Writers & Illustrators - Chris Hunt, Ethan Ede & Adam Rosenlund (Main Library Marion Bingham Room, 3rd floor )
- 1:00 p.m.: Comic to Film - Carver, a Paris Story - with Chris Hunt (Main Library Marion Bingham Room, 3rd floor )
- 2:30 p.m.: Graphic Novelists Discuss their Work - with Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas & Eric Esquivel (Main Library Hayes Auditorium)
- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Enter the contest. If you'd like to be in the costume contest, please stop by the Simplot Room on the first floor of the Main Library so we can take your photo. You're welcome to use our props and take a few fun photos of your own, too! (Main Library Simplot Room, 1st floor)
- 3:30 p.m.: Find out who won! Join us in the Hayes Auditorium, where we'll announce the winners! We'll also announce 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and honorable mentions for kids, teens and adults who participated in the Library Comic Con drawing contest in June. (Main Library Hayes Auditorium)
Programs & Activities
- 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Table Top Gaming (Main Library Gates Room, 1st floor)
- 11:00 a.m.: Star Wars Party - Watch STARWARS, PLANET OF TRAPS: A Star Wars-Inspired Home Movie, created by local 6-year-old filmmaker Kellan Reagan. Then, make some out-of-this-world crafts. (Main Library Hayes Auditorium)
- 12:00 pm.: Family Draw - Learn how to draw your own supervillains and comic cars from two nationally-known local artists - Brian Sendelbach, writer and illustrator of The Underpants Zoo; and Allen Gladfelter, illustrator of CARS
comics from Disney/Pixar and The Penguins of Madagascar comics, from Dreamwork. (Main Library Hayes Auditorium)
- 1:30 p.m.: Doctor Who? Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of everyone’s favorite Time Lord. We’ll have trivia contests, crafts, and other “fantastic” activities for all ages, including a "Dialogue with a Dalek" featuring special guest Dalek Klaus! Allons-y! (Main Library Hayes Auditorium)
Manga/Anime & Cartoons
- 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Manga/Anime: Join the Manga swap and watch YouTube anime videos and Manga drawing videos. (Main Library Gates Room, 1st floor)
- 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Cartoon Zone: Take a load off and enjoy some down time with the kids watching superhero and comic cartoons. (Main Library Storywell in Youth Services)
Thanks to our sponsors for making the LIBRARY COMIC CON possible!