Mark Gruenwald Comic Book Creation Challenge Workshops

Comic Books from Around the World, Wed., July 10; 4 to 5 p.m. From Japan’s Ultraman to Mexico’s Santo, comic book heroes capture the imagination of diverse audiences. ZaRonis owner Jon Doemel and House of Heroes Comics + Games owner Scott Dercks will share examples from several countries.

Writing for Comics with John Jackson Miller, Tues., Aug. 6; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. John Jackson Miller has written more than 100 comics and graphic novels, including Star Wars, Iron Man, Halo and others. Miller will offer tips on plotting and scripting including examples of his own work. Take your idea from first draft to final script using Miller’s expertise.

These sessions are free and open to all ages. Registration is not required. Everyone who attends will be eligible for a door prize drawing. Questions can be posted on the Mark Gruenwald Comic Book Creation Facebook group page.

The Mark Gruenwald Comic Book Creation Challenge honors the late Oshkosh native, who drew and edited numerous volumes for comic giant Marvel from 1978 to 1996, including "Captain America," which he wrote for 10 years. Gruenwald was an expert on Marvel history and served as Marvel's executive editor from 1987 until his death in 1996.

Supporting partners include ZaRonis, House of Heroes Comics + Games, Winnebago County Literacy Council, Oshkosh Public Library, Bemis Co., Oshkosh Corp., Pacon Corp., EAA and Dark Horse Comics.