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Cartooning

NEW DATE

SUNDAY OCTOBER 26
1:00 - 3:00

 

Professional cartoonist Bill Barnes will present "Cartooning in the Digital Age" at Medway Public Library on Sunday, October 12, 1:00-3:00 PM.  Pre-registration is requested for this free, fun & informative, two-part program. For more information or to pre-register, contact Medway Library (508-533-3217; mperkins@minlib.net).

Making comic strips might just be the most fun job in the world, and thanks to the Internet it's easier than ever to put work in front of potential readers. In this two-hour program, veteran cartoonist Bill Barnes (Unshelved, Not Invented Here) will show attendees how to make comic strips, publish them on the web, and maybe even make some money.

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

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

Attendees are welcome to attend one or both hours. It's perfectly okay to leave if the discussion becomes too technical and/or irrelevant. The talk will begin promptly at 1 PM, with a five minute break between the two halves. Each half will end with a Q&A, and with the opportunity for participants to buy books from Bill Barnes.

Bill Barnes always wanted to be a cartoonist when he grew up. After developing software for several decades he went back to his roots, and now draws and co-writes Unshelved (http://www.unshelved.com) and writes Not Invented Here (http://notinventedhe.re). He's also teaching himself to play ukulele. He lives in Seattle, but from August 2014 through September 2015 he and his family will be traveling around the USA in an RV.