Comic Con-versation 2017

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10-16 July 2017

Comic Con-versation 2017 celebrates the best of local comic culture with events, exhibitions and talks across Sydney libraries.

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Superhero Softie

Design and make a totally one of a kind bear to take home and keep forever. Using comic book inspired fabric and funky felt shapes, your Comic Bear will be all your own creation. This is a hands on, do it yourself sewing workshop and children will learn and need basic sewing skills or carer assistance.

For 8-12 year olds. All children need basic sewing skills or carer assistance. Children aged 10 and under need adult supervision.

Cool Comicbook Coasters

Using graphic novels and comic books as inspiration, kids aged 6-12 years can design a wicked set of table coasters using discarded and recycled DVDs and CDs as well as retro-style comic book fabric and felt.

For 6-12 year olds. Children aged 10 and under need adult supervision.

Comic Character Accessories

Kids aged 5-7 years can make super-cool accessories to complete a super-cool comic book character. Library staff will be on hand to help create masks, wristbands and shields with classic motifs, or kids can design an icon for a superhero or villain of their own imagination.

For 5-7 year olds. Adult supervision is required.

Comic Costume DIY

From Marvel to Cosplay and anywhere in-between, kids aged 12-15 years can spend a session at the library creating costumes fit for scaling tall buildings, fighting baddies and flying at 100 miles per hour. Marrickville’s extensive graphic novel collection will be at hand for inspiration, with basic materials such as t-shirts, fabric and embellishments provided. Participants are welcome to bring extra props to extend their look.

For 12-15 year olds.

Face On: Character make up for teens

Teens aged 12-14 can learn how to create fun character designs (that look 3D!) with award-wining face painter, Kel McIlwain. Using techniques that make characters 'come to life', learn awesome new skills to impress your friends.

For teens aged 12-14 years. Cost $10.

The Comics of Life

The Comics of Life is a dynamic conversation with local artists whose works largely respond to lived experience in cartoon form. This event will feature Safdar Ahmed, artist and founding member of the Refugee Art Project and contributor to Advice Comics, an online cartoon advice column. He will be joined by Dulwich Hill based artist, Karen Beilharz, who produced Kinds of Blue, an anthology of comics about depression and more recently, Monsters, an anthology for children. The artists will be joined by Comics guru Stephen Ford to discuss their practice and the power of comics to express human condition.

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