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Hero characters storm Vernon library during Mini Comic Con

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  • William Dionne, 5, of Gurnee is greeted by a "Star Wars" storm trooper outside the fourth annual Mini Comic Con at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire Saturday.

      William Dionne, 5, of Gurnee is greeted by a "Star Wars" storm trooper outside the fourth annual Mini Comic Con at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire Saturday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Tiny monster boy Abhinav Aukula, 1, visits with Samantha Sanchez, dressed as Disney's Moana, during the fourth annual Mini Comic Con at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire Saturday.

      Tiny monster boy Abhinav Aukula, 1, visits with Samantha Sanchez, dressed as Disney's Moana, during the fourth annual Mini Comic Con at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire Saturday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Sofia Rodriguez, 3, of Palatine, dressed as Robin from "Batman" and her sister, Maya, 6, dressed as Harley Quinn, enjoy the fourth annual Mini Comic Con at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire Saturday.

      Sofia Rodriguez, 3, of Palatine, dressed as Robin from "Batman" and her sister, Maya, 6, dressed as Harley Quinn, enjoy the fourth annual Mini Comic Con at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire Saturday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Megan Murray of Waukegan plays Hera Syndulla from the "Star Wars Rebels" animated series during the fourth annual Mini Comic Con at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire Saturday.

      Megan Murray of Waukegan plays Hera Syndulla from the "Star Wars Rebels" animated series during the fourth annual Mini Comic Con at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire Saturday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Emma Doiron, 13, of Lincolnshire is dressed as Wonder Woman during the fourth annual Mini Comic Con at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire Saturday.

      Emma Doiron, 13, of Lincolnshire is dressed as Wonder Woman during the fourth annual Mini Comic Con at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire Saturday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Jessica Flor, a library program coordinator dressed as Frankie Stein from "Monster High," makes buttons for kids, including Grant Torres, 8, of Vernon Hills during the fourth annual Mini Comic Con at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire Saturday.

      Jessica Flor, a library program coordinator dressed as Frankie Stein from "Monster High," makes buttons for kids, including Grant Torres, 8, of Vernon Hills during the fourth annual Mini Comic Con at the Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire Saturday.
    Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

The Vernon Area Public Library held its 4th annual Mini Comic Con Saturday in Lincolnshire. The free event, spanning more than five hours, drew hundreds of fans.

Workshops included Superhero & Jedi Training, with participants dressing as their favorite hero. The Superhero Drawing workshop by illustrator Addie Afable of Artistic Dragon Studios was for kids in grades 3-5. And kids in grades 6 and up were able to transform themselves into a living comic book character in the Comic Book Makeup workshop. Afable also held a Japanese Anime & Manga Drawing Workshop.

And kids had a chance to meet real life heroes -- members of the Lincolnshire police and fire departments.

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