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posted: 3/19/2012 11:28 AM

'Smile' creator to lead Des Plaines comics workshop

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  • Raina Telgemeier, author and illustrator.

      Raina Telgemeier, author and illustrator.
    Courtesy of Des Plaines Public Library

Submitted by Des Plaines Public Library

Raina Telgemeier, author and illustrator of the award-winning book "Smile" wants to teach you how to make comics. This free Des Plaines Public Library sponsored workshop will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the library Media Center at Algonquin Middle School. All kids in grades six-12 are welcome to attend.

At the program, Telgemeier will talk about making comics and writing stories. Then participants will get a chance to start making their own comics. As a bonus, everyone at the program will get a free copy of "Smile." Telgemeier will sign those copies after the program.

Space is limited for this program so be sure to register to save your place at

For information, visit or call 847-827-5551.

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