LPL to host ‘Cartooning in the Digital Age’

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LEWISTON — On Thursday, Oct. 23, Lewiston Public Library will host veteran cartoonist Bill Barnes — “Unshelved” and “Not Invented Here” —  and his two-part program “Cartooning in the Digital Age” in Callahan Hall from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The program is free to the public and no advance registration is required.

The first hour, The Basics of Cartooning, is a fast and fun workshop for middle schoolers through adults, covering every step in creating a comic strip: creating memorable characters, writing dialog, lettering, penciling, inking and coloring.

The second hour, The Technology and Business of Cartooning, is oriented toward mature teens and adults. Barnes will describe how he uses computers to create and publish comic strips to the Internet, and describes how he makes money doing it.

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Barnes dreamed of being a cartoonist since childhood. After developing software for several decades, he now draws and co-writes Unshelved and writes Not Invented Here. He lives in Seattle but from August through next September he and his family are traveling around the United States in a recreational vehicle.

Attendees are welcome to attend one or both hours.

For more information, contact the Adult Services Desk at the Lewiston Public Library: 207-513-3135 or LPLReference@LewistonMaine.gov

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