The Greenwood Lake Public Library welcomes artist Mark McKenna for a workshop on Comic Book Drawing

The program, to be held March 23, is geared for young people age 10 through 17

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  • Artist, writer and publisher Mark McKenna will be at the Greenwood Lake Public Library on Saturday, March 23, for a demonstration on how comic books are made.

  • DC and Marvel Comics have collected Mark McKenna’s work in multitudes of titles such as Doom Patrol, Deadpool Classic and Exiles.

— The Greenwood Lake Public Library will welcome artist, writer and publisher Mark McKenna on Saturday, March 23, from 1 to 2 p.m., for a demonstration on how comic books are made.

The program is for ages 10-17 years.

McKenna will demonstrate the process of creating, followed by a "hands on" drawing lesson. He will also explain to participants what it takes to put a monthly comic book together.

A 32-year veteran in the comic book industry, McKenna has worked for both Marvel and DC comics with credits in such stories such as The X Men, Spider Man, Batman and The Justice League.

There are almost 600 comics that list his name in the credits and 12,000 pages that bear his ink lines on them. His work can also be seen in Legendary Picture Books' Pacific Rim movie prequel as well as Dark Horse Comic’s Star Wars - The Old Republic: The Lost Suns.

In 2012, McKenna’s work on the online web comic titled “Star Wars: Blood of the Empire“ was collected into an 84-page trade paperback and was the lynch pin for the 2012 released Bio-ware online video game, The Old Republic.

DC and Marvel have collected Mark’s work in multitudes of titles such as Doom Patrol, Deadpool Classic and Exiles.

His children’s book series, Banana Tail and Friends, is a labor of love that he created when his daughter turned four as he was welcoming a newborn son. His most recent Banana Tail project, The BOOnana Tail Halloween Special was released for Halloween 2014 and was treated as an “all ages” comic project that continues to grow with children that had the original storybooks read to them as younger children.

The other Banana Tail titles include; Banana Tail’s Tales and Activities, Banana Tail’s Colorful Adventure and the soon-to-be-released Banana Tail and the Checkerboard Jungle.

McKenna has also created, written, inked and published the Sci Fi/Horror COMBAT JACKS comic book mini-series. COMBAT JACKS #3 … “The Saga Continues” was recently published and is now available under McKenna’s Banana Tale Press imprint.

For more Banana Tail information, visit:

For more comic-related information, visit:

To register:

• Online at;

• At the front desk; or

• By phone (845) 477-8377 ext. 101

Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Road, Greenwood Lake

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