Art Department at Parkway Central Library
The very first meet-up of Comix Club will be held in the Art Department, on Parkway Central Library's 2nd floor, on Wednesday, March 29th, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Anyone age 18+ who is interested in making comics, or just kickin’ back and reading ‘em is welcome to stop by! For those in the mood to ink, we will be providing some blank paneled pages and other drawing supplies. You can work on your own comic, or get freaky and collab with others J.
Comix Club attendees will also have the opportunity to view our brand new Philadelphia Comics Collection (PCC)! This collection contains work by local comix artists, which are often also printed and published in Philly. The entirety of this collection is catalogued and available for in-house viewing only. If you can’t make it to Comix Club, the whole collection can be found on special PCC-designated shelves by the Art & Literature Reference Desk. Please be aware that the content of many of these comics is mature and graphic in nature, and so readers must be 18 and up.
One continuous goal for Comix Club is to continue to build this inclusive and precious in-house collection. If you are a Philadelphia-based artist with a comic of your own, or have any local comics you’d like to donate to PCC, feel free to bring them to our meet-ups!
As a sweet supplement to the Philadelphia Comics Collection, we are currently adding to our collection of individual artist ephemera files. The Art Department already has many active research files for a range of visual artists that can be viewed upon request. Within the confines of each modest manila folder, a single file can contain clippings, showcards, stickers, business cards, and other precious ephemera. Altogether, these help to create a living portrait, a multi-layered onion-y sort of image of who that person was, what may have influenced them, who they collaborated with, and how their work developed over time. If you have any ephemera you’d like to contribute to your own artist file, we welcome you to bring it to Comix Club.
We are super stoked to party n’ pencil with you all very soon at Comix Club!
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1-833-TALK FLP (825-5357)