County Libraries Hosting Free Mini-Comic Book Workshops

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) has two upcoming virtual workshops for those ages 10 and up or 50 and up to learn how to illustrate mini-comic books.

The events will be taught by cartoonist, illustrator and animator Leila Cabib, according to a Montgomery County press release. Cabib, known for her work featured in several newspapers, magazines, books, television and an environmental museum, has written and illustrated two nationally syndicated comic strips, according to her biographical page.

She also teaches cartooning and animation in Maryland schools, has spots on the Maryland State Arts Council’s Artists in Residence Roster and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Some of her workshops have been at the Maryland Artist/Teacher Institute which led to her students creating award-winning work.

Participants in the workshops are encouraged to bring their ideas which can be in the form of poetry, stories, recipes or daydreams to the workshop to create visuals and a narrative for them. Attendees must register for the event and use their own supplies.

The workshops are funded in part by a Wheaton Cultural Project Grant from the county’s Arts and Humanities Council. The workshops will also have a maximum of 20 participants.

The first workshop for ages 10 and up will be held on Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The second workshop for ages 50 and up will be held on Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

To register for the events or learn more, visit the MCPL website.

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