Morinville gets inside look at the world of comics

Artist Kyle Sams puts the finishing touches on an original Batman composition Thursday night during the first of the Morinville Public Library's Centennial Author Series. - Stephen Dafoe Photos

Morinville – The Morinville Public Library hosted the first of its Centennial Author Series Thursday night with Andrew Foley, co-author of Cowboys and Aliens, the graphic novel on which the blockbuster summer movie with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford is based. Foley was joined by comic and pop culture expert Jay Bardyla and artists Daniel Schneider and Kyle Sams. The foursome presented nearly two hours of insight into the comic book process from idea to finished product as well as some of the steps from printed page to movie screen.

Future events in the series will include a writers workshop with Marty Chan and Jessica Kluthe in September and a visit from mystery novelist Janice MacDonald in October. Other events are planned in the series, all made possible with a Centennial grant from the Town of Morinville.

Cowboys and Aliens hits movie theatres Friday.

Andrew Foley talks to the audience about writing the Cowboys and Aliens graphic novel.
Jay Bardyla talks about the process of making comic books while Sams completes his drawing.
An enthusiastic comic and movie fan shakes hands with Andrew Foley after getting him to sign his book.
Artist Daniel Schneider works on a gun fight scene between Clint Eastwood and Alf.
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  1. Will there be another cartooning show next year…or around the edmonton surrounding area?? or this year??..I’m interested in cartooning.

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