January 13, 2021

County Public Libraries Holds Virtual Comic Convention

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will host its fifth free comic convention, MoComCon, on Saturday, Jan. 16. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, MoComCon 2021 will be a full-day, online event for all ages. The event will celebrate all things comics, graphic novels and fandoms. 

Event highlights for Jan. 16 include:
  • Superhero Storytime, 10 a.m.
  • LEGO Master Presents—Blast Off to Space, 11 a.m.
  • Create a Creature, 12:30 p.m.
  • Pipe Cleaner Superhero, 1 p.m.
  • Redrawing the World: Creating New Landscapes in Comics: Panel discussion with local graphic novel authors and illustrators, 2 p.m.
  • Cosplay Contest, 3:30 p.m.
  • Art Show, 5 p.m.
A special lead-up event featuring Robin Ha, who is the author and illustrator of “Almost American Girl,” will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. Born in Seoul, Korea, Ha grew up reading and drawing comics. She moved to the United States when she was 14. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration, she moved to New York City and started a career in the fashion industry. Her work has been published in independent comics anthologies including Secret Identities and The Strumpet, as well as in the pages of Marvel Comics and Heavy Metal Magazine.

Visit the MoComCon website for more information.