The Greenwood Lake Public Library, located at 79 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake, will welcome artist, writer and publisher Mark McKenna on Sat., Mar. 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. for a demonstration for youths ages 10 to 17 on how comic books are made. Mark will demonstrate the process of creating, followed by a “hands on” drawing lesson. He will also explain to participants what it takes to put a monthly comic book together.
A 32-year veteran in the comic book industry, Mark has worked for both Marvel and DC comics with credits in such stories such as The X Men, Spider Man, Batman, and The Justice League. There are almost 600 comics that list his name in the credits and 12,000 pages that bear his ink lines on them.
His children’s book series, Banana Tail and Friends, is a labor of love that he created when his daughter turned four as he was welcoming a newborn son. His most recent Banana Tail project, The BOOnana Tail Halloween Special was released for Halloween 2014 and was treated as an “all ages” comic project that continues to grow with children who had the original storybooks read to them as younger children. The other Banana Tail titles include; Banana Tail’s Tales and Activities, Banana Tail’s Colorful Adventure and the soon-to-be-released Banana Tail and the Checkerboard Jungle.
To register for this workshop call the Library at 477-8377, ext. 101, stop at the front desk or visit www.gwllibrary.org.