Writer's Lab with Cartoonist & Zinester Thony Aiuppy at DCAZ Fest

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Writer's Lab: Formatting Your Work for Print with Thony Aiuppy. Saturday, June 15 at 12 p.m. Main Library

#Get Your Work Ready for Print

Formatting your passion project can be a daunting task. You spend all that time planning, making, and editing your work. You have all the parts and you’re ready to make your dream a reality... But how do you take all that work and convert it into something tangible, someone physical that can be held, flipped through, and read? 

Whether you hand-make every book or create your work digitally, you will get information, tutorials, and resources that will help you organize and format your project for print at our next free Writer's Lab workshop. Thony Aiuppy will teach you some of the tips, tricks, and formatting hacks he has learned over the last decade of making zines, comics, and graphic novels. 


Join the Writer's Lab: Formatting Your Work for Print on Saturday, June 15, from 12 - 1 p.m. at the Main Library (Room 124) during the third annual Duval Comic and Zine Fest. A celebration of self-publishing and DIY media, the event features dozens of local zine and comic creators, a Lit Chat with graphic novelist Nate Powell and more!

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Thony Aiuppy in a hatThony Aiuppy is a visual artist, cartoonist, zinester, and storyteller. For more than a decade, Thony has worked as an art educator with learners of all ages. This year, Thony was awarded the Wolfsburg Fellowship for Social Justice in Education and finished the Sequential Artist Workshop Yearlong Program in Gainesville, Florida. 

He lives and works in Jacksonville, Florida. 



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