Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Graphic Novel Workshop

Coos Bay Public Library will host a “Graphic Novel Workshop” with professional artist Phil Yeh on Thursday, Feb. 28th at 1:30 p.m.  Phil is one of the pioneers of the graphic novel art form, having worked with such giants as Will Eisner, Wendy Pini, and George Lucas. He founded Cartoonists Across America in 1985 after his friend Wally Famous Amos explained the problem of illiteracy in America to him.
        The workshop will include an introduction to many world famous graphic novel creators and their creation processes; hands-on experience in drawing a funny comic strip; a demonstration on the process of actually writing a comic strip; and how to create unique characters.  Participants will also learn how to self-publish their graphic novel using technology.
        Phil started his publishing company with $30 at the age of 16 and has written, illustrated and published more than 87 books of his own and another 50 from other authors. He founded the Cartoonists-Across-America-and-the-World organization to send the message that cartoons can inspire people of all ages to read.  Few artists have Phil’s experience and this is a great opportunity to learn from a true master.  Phil has mentored thousands of artists over the last 37 years and many have gone on to great success.
        The program is sponsored by the Friends of Coos Bay Public Library and the Coos Bay Public Library Foundation.  The public is welcome to bring their own sketch pads.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information call 541.269.1101 or visit

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