2017 Mid-Autumn Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn!  With a rich tradition of celebrating family, harvest, and the full moon, the Mid-Autumn Festival is honored throughout Asia.  This year, it falls on Wednesday, October 4 and San Mateo County Libraries are celebrating with storytelling, music, dance, lots of children's activities, and your favorite moon cakes! We're bringing in Chinese Brush painter Pauline […]

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Deadpool 2

I waited YEARS for a Deadpool movie ever since the first X-men movies came out in 2000.  In 2009, I gleefully awaited Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool in X-Men Origins and was pleased for about...five minutes.  That ending, well, let's say it wasn't what I had envisioned for my favorite fourth-wall-breaking-merc-with-a-mouth. And finally, FINALLY, last year we […]

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Spider-Man Homecoming

Spidey's back!  Coming out 7.7.17, the webbed wall-crawler returns to the big screen after his team-effort in Captain America: Civil War. I loved their rebooted Vulture (dubbed "Flying Monster Guy" by Tony Stark), the homage to Miles Morales's buddy Ganke Lee, and the redesigned suit, which nods towards the comic's original webbed underarm wings.  Here's […]

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Justice League

I've been on a DC kick, following the New 52 and Rebirth sagas of Harley Quinn, along with rereading the entire run of Injustice on our Hoopla service (AKA find out how exactly Superman could become a tyrannical despot by trying keep everyone "safe"). Recent movie-wise, I wasn't the hugest fan of the rebooted Superman movie, Man of […]

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Iron Fist and The Defenders

Move over Avengers, the Defenders are here! View the San Diego Comic-Con teaser: Based in New York city after the wake of the "Incident" (as seen in Marvel's the Avengers!), we met Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage as they battled the crime, the Hand, and numerous super-villains.  This year, we were introduced to the final […]

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An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Author Kazu Kibuishi

The Comic Arts Fest is wrapping up. Our final author visit will be on Saturday, February 25, 2:00 PM at the Foster City Library. The Library will be hosting author Kazu Kibuishi. Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet graphic novel series for children, the webcomic Copper, and the action-packed series Daisy Kutter. Kazu is also […]

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An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Bay Area Webcomic Artists

There is no stopping the Comic Arts Fest. Our next event will be on Saturday, February 18, starting at 10:00 AM at the Millbrae Library. The Millbrae Library will be hosting a Comics Workshop with Ellis Kim and a Bay Area Webcomic Artists panel with Ellis Kim, Spencer Bingham, and Maia Kobabe. Ellis Kim is an Alameda-based illustrator who […]

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An Interview With Comic Arts Fest Author-Artist T. Edward Bak

The Comic Arts Fest continues with the next event on Sunday, February 12, 3:00 PM at the South San Francisco Main Library. The Library will be hosting a presentation on T. Edward Bak's work. The presentation will feature discussion of the experiences, research methods, and process that inform author-artist T. Edward Bak's work. Island of Memory, his first volume […]

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