Wellington City Libraries are hosting a celebration of NZ cartoonists and comic creators and the comic book medium over the next few days – all welcome.
Today, Moth City creator and former Weta designer, Tim Gibson will be hosting a Digital comics workshop at the Central library from 5 – 6.30.
At 7.00 on the second floor, Tim Gibson, cartoonist and comics historian, Tim Bollinger, film maker and comics creator Jonathan King and publisher Matt Emery will discuss N.Z. comics current and future state.
Tomorrow is Free comic book day at the Central library and sponsors GRAPHIC comic store have provided over a thousand free comics to give away.
We have a Women’s comics panel with the editors of upcoming anthology, ‘Three Words’ and Weta’s Chris Guise will present on the transition of ‘Tintin: From comic to film.’
Novelist and cartoonist Sarah Laing will host a comics workshop first thing thanks to sponsors ‘The New Zealand book council.’
We also have a Manga drawing competition and Cosplay with prizes.
For more details and times here’s our Comicfest blog featuring a growing list of cartoonist profiles and event details – wcl.govt.nz/comicfest
And our Facebook events page – https://www.facebook.com/events/1577140529231221/
Scottish crime writer Denise Mina, Doctor Who screenwriter Robert Shearman and American slipstream fantasy writer Kelly Link gather to explore the ever-changing, ever-expanding world of comics, fantasy and popular culture.
Denise Mina was chosen by Stieg Larsson’s literary estate to adapt his blockbuster The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy into six graphic novels. Kelly Link and her husband Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press and publish the zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Robert Shearman is a British writer best known for bringing the Daleks back to the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. New Zealand comic artist Dylan Horrocks chairs.
WHEN: 14 March 3.30pm
WHERE: Embassy Theatre
DURATION: 1 hr
Book via Ticketek : In person at Ticketek outlets, online, by the phone 0800 842 538
Note there are $10 student tickets available – to be booked in person, showing student ID, from the MFC, St James and Embassy Theatre Ticketek outlets
For more info see www.nzfestival.co.nz
Overload will be held 23rd-24th July 2011 at Hotel Pullman, Auckland.
International guest is Yuri Inaba, the 2009 grand champion World Cosplay Summit. Special guest Ant Sang – designer for Bro’town and author of Shaolin Burning.
For more information, the web site is www.overload.co.nz.