Lawrence’s Boom Comics is celebrating their one-year anniversary and, together with LPL, we’re bringing some serious Turtle Power to Lawrence.
Saturday, August 27 at 10 AM in the Library Auditorium, Kevin Eastman—the legendary creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—will offer a free, kids-only workshop.
Eastman will talk about how to create your own comic and find inspiration. He’ll share tips about character creation and discovering your own style of drawing. Kids are welcome to come in costume and bring their own drawing pads.
Afterwards, Eastman will head to Boom Comics. At 2:30 PM he’ll start signing autographs and memorabilia. Tickets for this event at Boom Comics are $30 and include three signatures per person. Tickets are limited and will go on sale August 15th at Boom Comics.
FREE—Kevin Eastman Workshop for Kids
SAT | Aug 27 | 10 AM | LPL Auditorium
$30 Tickets—Kevin Eastman at Boom Comics
SAT | Aug 27 | 2:30 PM | Boom Comics
2429 Iowa Street, Lawrence, KS 66046
We are asking Lawrence artists of all skill levels and ages to create works of art based on their favorite banned or challenged book. Of course, we want you to pick a book that speaks to you artistically, but we’d like submissions to focus on books that have been challenged because they offer insight into the lives of marginalized characters or populations. Check out ALA’s Banned Books Week page for inspiration and a list of frequently banned or challenged books. We Need Diverse Books is also an excellent resource!
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see past year’s selections.
The nuts and bolts of submission:
Create a 5”x7” original artwork based on a book that has been banned or challenged. If the piece is a copy of your original artwork, it will be scaled to 5”x7’ for uniformity.
Include its title, author, and a few sentences about how the piece represents the book.
Include your name, address, phone, and email.
Submissions may be in either landscape or portrait orientation.
For digital submissions: Save file in PNG or JPG format at 300 dpi minimum.
Submission deadline is Sep 1.
Banned Book Trading Card Unveiling is Friday, September 23rd at 5pm in the Library Auditorium.
Find out what pieces were selected to become Banned Book Trading Cards!
During Banned Books Week, we’ll display all submissions at the library. A panel of judges will select seven works to be printed and distributed as banned book trading cards. We’ll hand out a different card each day of the Banned Books Week.
Drop off, or mail entries to:
Lawrence Public Library
707 Vermont Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Total Boox (pronounced Total Books) is an ebook service now available to all Kansas residents—and it’s easy! Login with a Kansas Library eCard, which you can get at any public, academic, or school library in Kansas.
Anyone can attend, but we’re handing the radio over to teens, so start thinking about what you might want to talk about in this rare, live chat.
We’ll have an exact time for our contact near the end of August so stay tuned for more information here or on the event facebook page.
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