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Create Your Own Hero! Comic Design with Bande Dessinée Star Karim Friha!

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Create your Own Hero: Comics Character Design with Bande Dessinée Star Karim Friha!

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Brought to you by The French Comics Association in partnership with Bonjour Books DC.

Youth aged 8-12 are invited to this special workshop with visiting French artist Karim Friha, creator of Rise of the Zelphire, a super-cool steampunk fantasy story about a group of young people with strange powers, newly translated to English by Lion Forge (originally in French from Gallimard).

Friha will share how he sketches and creates characters, and help the young artists design their own heroes, and inspire them to dream up new, fantastical worlds. The artist will inscribe book copies at the end of the event! Tickets required.

Cost is $15.99 and includes a copy of "Rise of the Zelphire". French editions of additional titles in the series may be pre-ordered. French books must be pre-ordered by May 31 in order to arrive by the event date).

Event will be primarily in French with English translation as needed.

KARIM FRIHA BIO

Karim Friha was born in Maisons-Laffitte, France, in 1980. As a child, he took a liking to comics with the Franco-Belgian classics, most notably Asterix and Gaston Lagaffe. After receiving his bachelors degree in science, he studied math but ended up drawing far more than anything else, enjoying the history of art more than trigonometry. While he became passionate about the artistic period of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly the works of Voltaire and Victor Hugo, that didn’t keep him from enjoying The Simpsons, Calvin and Hobbes, the works of Tim Burton, Batman, and a whole host of other superhero stories. Eventually, his art allowed him to work on kids’ magazines and several animated films. Rise of the Zelphire is his first graphic novel series, showcasing his great talent for both storytelling and sequential art. It was an official selection of the 2010 Angoulême International Comics Festival and has been translated into several languages since.

EN FRANÇAIS

Karim Friha naît en 1980 à Maisons-Laffitte. C'est d'abord en lisant les classiques de la bande dessinée franco-belge, « Astérix » et « Gaston Lagaffe » notamment, qu'il prend goût au récit dessiné. Après un bac scientifique, il entame des études d'histoire de l'art, se passionne pour les XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, tout en découvrant avec bonheur « Les Simpson », « Calvin et Hobbes » et les super-héros. Bientôt, son dessin lui permet d'œuvrer pour des magazines jeunesse et divers films d'animation. « Le Réveil du Zelphire », son premier livre, a été sélectionné par le festival d'Angoulême en 2010 et a révélé un talent hors du commun pour les histoires et l'art de les raconter.

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