Desmond-Fish Presents First Garri*Con July 18

Comics, games, music and workshops scheduled

The Desmond-Fish library will celebrate summer and comics at the first ever Garri*Con, Saturday, July 18, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Comic lovers of all ages can engage in the comic book world with vendors, displays, crafts, face painting, as well as creative writing and illustrating opportunities. Participants can learn and play Magic: The Gathering, at the Groombridge Games booth and enjoy live music performed by the local, all-kid band Solar Sound. Those who come in costume may enter the costume contest.

There will be workshops and interviews with cartoonists Chris Duffy, Peter Kuper and Summer Pierre and paper engineer Courtney Watson McCarthy. Duffy has written for DC and Marvel comics and has edited for Nickelodeon Magazine, Fairy Tale Comics and SpongeBob Comics. Kuper’s illustrations and comics appear regularly in newspapers and magazines around the world, including MAD, where he writes and draws Spy vs. Spy.

Pierre is the author of The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week and Great Gals: Inspired Ideas for Living a Kick-Ass Life. McCarthy has designed and engineered many pop-up books including Eye Magic, M.C. Escher Pop-ups, Gaudí Pop-ups, Pop-up Numbers, Dalí Pop-ups and Star Trek Pop-ups.

The Desmond-Fish Library is located at 472 Route 403 (at the corner of 9D) in Garrison. For more information about any of the library’s programs, visit

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