County Library to Offer Classes in Cartooning, Creating Graphic Novel

The county’s library system will offer classes in creating a graphic novel or cartooning beginning this week, officials announced.

Leila Cabib, a cartoonist, illustrator, and animator, will facilitate the classes. Each class will have five sessions.

The cartooning class is for people who are 50 or older and will be held virtually from 10–11 a.m. on the following Fridays: April 22 and 29, May 6, 13, and 20.

Attendees will learn how to create original characters as well as caricatures, one-panel gags and comic strips. Registration, which can be done online is required, as is attendance at all five sessions.

The five-session classes in creating a graphic novel are designed for ages 10–15. The classes will be held in person from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Wheaton library at 11702 Georgia Ave. on the following Saturdays: April 23 and 30, May 7, 14 and 21.

Attendees will learn to write and illustrate their own graphic novel page. Registration, which can be done online is required, as is attendance at all five sessions.

There is no charge for these classes and art supplies will be provided. For more information about either class, contact Clotilde Puértolas at Clotilde.puertolas@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Graphic: Jessica Abel, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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