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Ka-pow! Boom! It’s Comic Book Month!

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29 August 2012

Ka-pow! Boom! It’s Comic Book Month!

Drop into your local library in September and you might just get sucked into the exciting world of superheroes, Japanese comics and graphic novels.

Comic Book Month is a celebration of all things graphic says Onehunga Library Manager and Comic Book Month organiser Rachael Town-Treweek.

“We’re showcasing Auckland Libraries’ extensive collection of comics, graphic novels and manga, and giving readers the opportunity to learn new things, win awesome prizes and take part in loads of fun activities.

“As well as giving long-time comic lovers the chance to indulge their passion, Comic Book Month is a great time for people of all ages to explore the world of comics and graphic novels.

“From Superman, Green Lantern, Spiderman and X-Men to manga, anime and unique handcrafted zines, there is something for everyone in our collections,” she says.

A range of events, activities and competitions will run in Auckland’s libraries during September, including:

Free cartoon workshops in ten libraries for 8+ year olds (registration essential).
‘Create a Character’ drawing competition to win drawing classes at The Cartoon Workshop.
Extreme reader competition to see who can read the most comics, graphic novels and manga in a month.
Cosplay event – Japanese costume plays drawing on comics, manga and anime.
Superhero Storytimes, tween scavenger hunt, hero mask making and the ‘Do you know?’ comic quiz.

Drop into your local library to find out what they’re doing for Comic Book Month or go to www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz.

Comic Book Month is sponsored by Gotham Comics and The Cartoon Workshop.


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