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Have you ever wondered how comics creators get their ideas? How hard is it to break into the publishing field? Come and join a panel discussion with guests Matt Forbeck, Rich Koslowski, John Jackson Miller, and Steve Sullivan at Falls Library Comic Fest on Saturday, October 28 at noon. The program will be moderated by Kifflie Scott. Bring your questions!

Matt Forbeck

Matt Forbeck is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author and game designer with over thirty novels and countless games published to date. His latest work includes the Star Wars: Rogue One junior novel, Dungeonology, Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger, Halo: New Blood, the Magic: The Gathering comics, The Marvel Encyclopedia, and the upcoming Shotguns & Sorcery tabletop roleplaying game based on his novels. He lives in Beloit, WI, with his wife and five children, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Rich Koslowski

Menomonee Falls High School graduate Rich Koslowski is an award winning creator who has worked in animation, children’s books, comic books and graphic novels. Rich’s art on the graphic novel BB Wolf and the Three L.P.s won the Glyph Award for Best Artist. He also won the prestigious Igantz Award for Best Graphic Novel for Three Fingers, which he wrote and illustrated. Rich has worked on many properties including Sonic the Hedgehog, Scooby Doo, and The Simpsons as well the 2015 Ghastly Award-winning comic book series Archie vs. Predator. Learn more about Rich at RichKoslowski.com.

John Jackson Miller

New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller has spent a lifetime immersed in science fiction. His Star Wars novels from Del Rey include Star Wars: A New Dawn, Kenobi, Knight Errant, Lost Tribe of the Sith, and the Knights of the Old Republic comics, available from Marvel as Star Wars Legends: The Old Republic. For Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in 2016, he wrote the monthly Star Trek novel trilogy, Prey from Pocket Books. His work appears in Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View and Star Wars: Canto Bight available from Del Rey later in 2017.

He has also worked in the Halo universe, with stories appearing in the Halo: Fractures prose anthology, the Halo: Tales from Slipspace graphic novel, and the Halo: Rise of Atriox comics series. His work also appears in Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone from Titan Books. He has also written for his own universe in Overdraft: The Orion Offensive.

His other comics work includes Iron Man, Simpsons, Conan, and Mass Effect. He writes about comics history on his Comichron website (http://www.comichron.com). His fiction website is http://www.farawaypress.com.

Stephen D. Sullivan

Stephen D. Sullivan has created more cool comics, books, stories, and games than you can wiggle a web at. Characters he’s worked on include the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fantastic 4, Speed Racer, Solar: Man of the Atom, Darkwing Duck, Elektra, Astro Boy, The Simpsons, and many more. His novelization of the movie Iron Man was nominated for a Scribe award. Steve has also written more than 40 novels, and helped create games such as CHILL, Star Wars, and Dungeons & Dragons. He lives with his wife in Southeastern Wisconsin. You can find out more about Steve, his work, and his Award-Winning adaptation of Manos the Hands of Fate (the worst movie ever made) at www.StephenDSullivan.com.

The Library will be holding two book discussions in October. We will be discussing Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and, to set the mood for Falls Library Comic Fest, we will be discussing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity book coverIn 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

The novel was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, and also won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Novel and the Golden Kite Honor in 2013.

The discussion will be led by Kifflie Scott and will take place on Thursday, October 12, at 7:00 PM in the Library’s Youth Program Room. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book are available at the 2nd Floor Information Desk.

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Ready Player One

Ready Player One book coverIn the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenager Wade Watts really feels alive is when he is jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade has devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines – puzzles that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

Ready Player One received an Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association division of the American Library Association as well as the 2012 Prometheus Award.

A movie adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg is currently scheduled to debut in the spring of 2018.

Get ready for Falls Library Comic Fest by reading and discussing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The discussion will be led by Kifflie Scott and will take place on Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 PM in the Library’s Youth Program Room. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book are available at the 2nd Floor Information Desk.

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Upcoming Book Discussions

Do you like to crochet? Do you want to learn? Come to Teen Crochet and Knitting Group!

The group meets every second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the TEEN ZONE located on the second floor. Come with works in progress, patterns to share, or come learn the basics! Ages 12-17 welcome. Supplies will be provided.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

PG-13 l 2h 9 min l Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Starring: Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush. Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew. Directed by Joachim Roenning, Espen Sandberg.

Tuesday, October 17, at 2:15 PM
Thursday, October 19, at 6:15 PM

Find Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in our catalog!


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Churchill (2017)

PG l 1 h 45 min l Biography, Drama, Thriller

Starring: Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson. 96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky.

Tuesday, October 17, at 6:15 PM
Thursday, October 19, at 2:15 PM

Find Churchill in our catalog!


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Power Rangers (2017)

PG-13 | 2h 4min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Starring: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, and RJ Cyler. A group of high school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world. Directed by Dean Israelite.

Wednesday, October 18, at 2:30 PM

Find Power Rangers in our catalog!


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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

PG | 1h 29min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Friday, October 20, at 10:00 AM

Find Captain Underpants in our catalog!


Falls Library Comic Fest Movies

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The Lego Batman Movie

PG | 1h 44min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, and Rosario Dawson.
A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick. Directed by Chris McKay.

Saturday, October 28, at 9:15 AM

Find The Lego Batman Movie in our catalog!


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Wonder Woman

PG-13 | 2h 21min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Directed by Patty Jenkins.

Saturday, October 28, at 11:15 AM

Find Wonder Woman in our catalog!


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Spider-Man: Homecoming

PG-13 | 2h 13min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, and Robert Downey, Jr. Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and must confront a new menace prowling the skies of New York City. Directed by Jon Watts.

Saturday, October 28, at 1:45 PM

Find Spider-Man: Homecoming in our catalog!

All movies shown at the library are free and open to the public. Moviegoers may bring their own snacks and beverages (covered, please). Seating is limited. The room will open 45 minutes before show time. Please be advised that movie ratings vary, and some movies are not suitable for all audiences.

John Jackson Miller playing with Star Trek toysNew York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller has spent a lifetime immersed in science fiction. His Star Wars novels from Del Rey include Star Wars: A New Dawn, Kenobi, Knight Errant, Lost Tribe of the Sith, and the Knights of the Old Republic comics, available from Marvel as Star Wars Legends: The Old Republic. For Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in 2016, he wrote the monthly Star Trek novel trilogy, Prey from Pocket Books. His work appears in Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View and Star Wars: Canto Bight available from Del Rey later in 2017.

He has also worked in the Halo universe, with stories appearing in the Halo: Fractures prose anthology, the Halo: Tales from Slipspace graphic novel, and the Halo: Rise of Atriox comics series. His work also appears in Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone from Titan Books. He has also written for his own universe in Overdraft: The Orion Offensive.

His other comics work includes Iron Man, Simpsons, Conan, and Mass Effect. He writes about comics history on his Comichron website (http://www.comichron.com). His fiction website is http://www.farawaypress.com.

Meet John at Falls Library Comic Fest on Saturday, October 28. He’ll be signing and selling his work, as well as participating in a creators’ panel discussion with some of our other guests.

Click here to find some of John Jackson Miller’s work in our catalog!

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