Top comics creators run successful fest

Valentine's Day 2014 wasn't just for romance in Parkes Shire.

Parkes High School and Parkes Shire Library welcomed people from across the region to the first Central West Comics Fest.

The two-day event was a chance for people across regional New South Wales to celebrate all forms of comics and cartooning. 

Top Aussie comics creators Pat Grant and Marcelo Baez ran workshops for kids, teens, and adults.

Fans travelled from as far as Orange, Forbes, and Cowra to hear their advice on making your own comics.

Staff from Kings Comics in Sydney also attended, with a huge range of books, toys, posters, and memorabilia for sale. 

Tracy Dawson of Parkes High School, Tracie Mauro of Parkes Shire Library, and Reader-in-Residence Dr Matt Finch organised the event. 

Plans are already underway for an even bigger and better version in 2015.

Top Aussie comic creator, Pat Grant.

Top Aussie comic creator, Pat Grant.

Liam and Jeremy Graham.

Liam and Jeremy Graham.

Brett Preisig.

Brett Preisig.

Looking through Kings Comics Merchandise, Jessica Quinn, Bailey Jones, Liam Wakefield and Nicholas Quinn.

Looking through Kings Comics Merchandise, Jessica Quinn, Bailey Jones, Liam Wakefield and Nicholas Quinn.

Attelia Klein and Lewis Mauro.

Attelia Klein and Lewis Mauro.

The Kings Comics van.

The Kings Comics van.

Photos: Renee Powell

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