Comic Fest 2024 – June 1

Celebrating 8 Years of Comic Fest

Saturday, June 1
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pickerington Main Library 

Celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading with all things comic at Comic Fest 2024! Fun for all ages, with crafts, activities, artists and superhero-themed activities. Visit our vendors and artists and grab a bite to eat from local food trucks. Come dressed as your favorite character; this is the perfect time to break out the cape! We are excited to be welcoming new and returning vendors and artists. Those who attend the event and sign up for Summer Reading will have a chance to win 4 Kings Island Tickets!

FOOD TRUCKS

Signature Events & Activities

Superheros vs. Villians
Youth Workshop
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Drop in!

Even superheroes have bad days and even villains have a heart (sometimes). We’ll delve into what makes us love and hate these characters and how to make them “human” enough so that we care. Students do not have to know a lot about superheroes or villains or even like the genre to have fun with this. All good stories have solid protagonists and antagonists and this is a great way to work on it.

Creating Graphic Novels
Adult Workshop with artist Carl Lucas
1:00 – 2:00 pm

In this workshop, you’ll learn manga and traditional comic techniques, from basic character design and development to narrative tricks and panel structure. You’ll leave with drafts of storylines and characters that you can continue to develop on your own, as well as a stronger sense of inking, composition, and other illustration techniques. If you have dreams of creating your own comic or self-publishing, we’ll also talk about tips for how to start that journey.

About the Instructor: Carl Lucas is a cartoonist and graphic artist residing in Columbus Ohio, with years of experience teaching comic related workshops to help students write, draw and develop their own characters. Carl is also the author of self published works like Shogun Bear: In The House Of Horrors and Final Arctic Fantasy and has created officially licensed t-shirts and merchandise for Dune and Scott Pilgrim.

Register for a guaranteed spot in the workshop, however walk-ins are welcome!

Airbrush Tattoos

Select a colorful, creative design for your own airbrush tattoo at this vendor booth, Events by Maddy

Caricature Artist

Enjoy the fun of having a personal caricature drawing of you and your friends with Fun Faces by Steve Campbell.

All Age Comic Book Cover Contest

Draw Violet the Cow as a superhero (contest by age brackets). Winners announced Monday with covers posted on Library social media. 

Teen Craft

Creativity you can wear! Stop at the button making and mini zine tutorial station.

All Age Craft

A stop at this vendor will have you making Cabochon magnets. 

Kids Crafts
Comic book coloring books, Superhero sticker activity, and superhero cape pencils made with color changing pencils!

Board Games

Gather around a table at the Library to play your favorite board games or check some out to take home! 

Movies 

Grab a seat and enjoy one of the many movies playing around the library.

Photo Booth

Capture and print your memories at this fun and unique photo booth with Mirror Mirror.

Vendors

ARTISTS
Audrey Ashbrook
Carl Lucas
JM Hunter
Maryanne Rose Papke

AUTHORS
Caleb Anthrop

COLLECTOR SALES
Tom Cheeseman
World’s Greatest Comics

CREATORS
Arley Owens
Earth Team Green | Video | Bio

Molly Durst
Robby Melendez

LEATHER GOODS
Timothy Hayes
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Comic Fest 2024 – June 1

The library will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Our E-Branch is open 24/7 to read, watch, listen and learn.

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