QPL Comics 2020

This Saturday, September 26, we hope that you will join us for QPL Comics, a day-long online celebration of all things comics!

You will (virtually) meet graphic novel creators, learn how to draw comics, watch a roundtable with the comic book expert librarians from our staff, plus you can enjoy an interactive storytelling game, comics trivia, and more!

Get all the details below, get your drawing pencil and tablets ready, and don't miss all the superheroics—same QPL time, same QPL channels!


Superhero Storytime
Saturday, September 26, 10:00am
Join our children's librarians as they kick off QPL Comics with a storytime designed specifically for our young superheroes in training! Watch live on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/jYSNUA-OiuA

Librarians Love Comics!
Saturday, September 26, 11:00am
You love comics and so do our librarians. Join our discussion as several of our most comic-savvy librarians talk about their favorites, hidden gems that you have to know, and virtual QPL services that can help you find the next comic book issue! Watch live on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/OESO23Vpgqo

"And So The Day Was Saved"A Storytelling Game
Saturday, September 26, 11:30am
Join QPL's Teen Virtual Gaming Committee in an interactive storytelling game, where you will work with (and against!) the other players to tell an epic comic-book-worthy story full of twists, turns, and onomatopoeias--KAPOW! This game will be ongoing, all day, with multiple sessions, so feel free to drop in between panels. Visit https://queenslib.org/2FHUCRe to participate.

Drawing with Kristen Gudsnuk, Author of Henchgirl and Making Friends
Saturday, September 26, 12:30pm
Join Kristen Gudsnuk with a pencil and paper as she shows you how to start creating your own comics, step-by-step! She will also talk about her personal experience in the comic book industry, and tips on how to get started! Gudsnuk's works include Henchgirl, Modern Fantasy, and Making Friends. Watch live on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/nTQW8qu9wUs

Graphic Novelist & Creator and Writer of La Borinqueña: Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez
Saturday, September 26, 2:00pm
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez discusses his life as a graphic novelist and how he came to write and create his critically acclaimed and bestselling superhero series La Borinqueña. Watch live on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/s5f9KMb2HMU

Drawing with Tim Probert, Creator of Lightfall and Illustrator of Pickle!
Saturday, September 26, 3:30pm
Get your drawing pencils ready, as Tim Probert guides you in a workshop on how to draw characters and chats about how to get started in the illustrating world of graphic novels! Probert is the illustrator of many children’s books, including Pickle by Kim Baker, and recently released his debut graphic novel Lightfall. He is also a director at the animation studio Aardman Nathan Love. Watch live on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Qkk-u9VXgHo

Trivia: Do You Know Comics?
Saturday, September 26, 4:00pm
How well do you know your comics? Join us for a trivia battle, as you compete against friends to see who knows their comics best! Join here: https://queenslib.org/3mvo6C6

Comics Revolution with Ivan Velez
Saturday, September 26, 5:00pm
Comics Revolution is a brief history of stories and characters in comics that have actually helped change American Culture for the better (fighting racism, sexism, and classism), and how-to demos on how to use cartooning to educate, illuminate, deconstruct, and discuss social issues and really fight the power. Watch live on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Gmz6V69rAvg