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Co-author of The Wonderous Science, Brian Parker, illustrated GRPL’s Comic Geek Out 2020 Official Poster.

Download this one-of-a-kind artwork and learn more about the artist here.

Join us for this year’s Comic Geek Out event on June 20, 2020. This event is free, family-friendly, and online.

Comic Geek Out

Saturday, June 20, 2020
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm | GRPL’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel

Discover your inner hero at the library’s virtual comic event! Celebrate the comic books you love, and geek out by attending the event on Facebook. Join us for a day of live broadcasts, a free digital book, a Comic Workshop, and other fun events!

 

Schedule

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm | Authors of ”The Wonderous Science” Brian & Josie Parker Live Q&A
    Who gets to be the superhero? Join us for discussion on racial representation in comics and books. Free digital content will be available during the event for download!
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm | Dragon Ball Culture 101 with Derek Padula
    Discover the origin of Dragon Ball’s culture! The world’s most-recognized anime and manga series is inspired by over 5,000 years of Eastern and Western culture. In this presentation, best-selling author and Dragon Ball Scholar Derek Padula will introduce you to Akira Toriyama’s greatest sources of inspiration. He will forever change how you see your favorite series.

  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm | Comic Workshop with Guin Thompson: Create a Comic Strip
    Learn how to create your very own superhero while making a comic strip! Share your creations on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #grplcomicgeekout and #GrandRapidsPublicLibrary

  • POSTPONED – 4:00 – 6:00 pm | Smash Ultimate Tournament LIVE

    Due to some technical issues, we’re postponing the date of our Smash Ultimate Tournament LIVE (originally scheduled for 4:00 pm today). Stay tuned for updates about a new date and time for our virtual tournament and apologies for any inconvenience.

    Hone your skills with the community on a tournament of Smash live! Join the teen or adult brackets be registering here. The event will be streamed live on facebook. Registration is limited. Digital prizes will be awarded for the first 3 places in each bracket.