The McCully-Moiliili Public Library will be hosting the Mini Con on Sept. 22. It's a free event to celebrate comic books and drawing.
It starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. in the Auditorium.
You can meet local artists, learn techniques from the art demonstrations, participate in the art review, watch some animation, and win prizes.
This year's Mini Con will feature the following guests:
Alex Alba and Misty-Lynn Sanico of Hawaii Reads (www.hawaiireads.com, transitioning from Hawaii Book Blog), a local blog providing a platform to discuss books about Hawaii and books by Hawaii authors and publishers.
Audra Furuichi is the creator of nemu*nemu, a webcomic about a pair of stuffed pups that come to life and enjoy everyday adventures, and the comic strip “Blue Hawaii” featured in the Star-Advertiser (www.nemu-nemu.com).
Jon J. Murakami is the creator of Gordon Rider, the worst Hawaii superhero ever, and the comic strip "Calabash," also in the Star-Advertiser (www.gordonrider.bigcartel.com). Murakami is also known for illustrating several picture books and his local-style greeting cards.
Kevin Sano is a graphic designer who has been in the t-shirt industry for over 25 years, and specializes in one-of-a-kind shirt designs using a felt tip pen (www.kevinsano.deviantart.com)
Brady Evans and other members from the Pen & Ink Works group will give a drawing demonstration at 12:00 noon. Pen & Ink Works is an artist group that promotes manga and anime as an art form and method of creative expression (www.peninkworks.wordpress.com). Group members will also be available to talk with new and veteran artists who are seeking guidance and assistance by reviewing their art.