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McKenna has been a comic book artist for 32 years, having worked for both Marvel and DC comics on The X Men and Spider Man to Batman and The Justice League. There are almost 600 comics that list his name. Source: www.markmckennaart.com

Comic book collectors and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to buy artwork, win prizes, and meet comic book artist, Mark McKenna at the West End Library, 45 Ball Park Rd., Laurelton, on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 – 4 p.m.

McKenna’s presentation, starting at 1:15 pm will include the stages of comic book creating, and an insider look at the freelance lifestyle. The 34-year veteran of the comic book industry worked on Batman, Wolverine, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and more recently on Star Wars, counting close to 600 comics in all. McKenna’s work can be seen in Legendary Picture Books PACIFIC RIM movie prequel as well as Dark Horse Comic’s Star Wars: The Old Republic- The Lost Suns.

Following the presentation, guests will have a chance to speak with McKenna and have their comic books autographed. The first 10 are free, after that each autograph is $1.

Seating is limited for the presentation and requires registration. Register to attend by calling (570) 523-1172, visiting the library, or registering online.

The open house from 1-4 p.m. will feature vintage comic books on display, an art sale featuring an exclusive West End Library Batman Print, free prize drawings, and refreshments. In conjunction with, National Library Card Sign-Up Month, only library card holders may enter the prize drawings. Need a card? Sign up at the event.

The event is open to all ages.