About Us

“The Durham County Library’s annual Comics Fest has become an annual spotlight for the diversity of comics – not just in subject matter and audience, but in how comics are made.”
Indy Week reporter and comics writer Zack Smith

“Imagine the tiniest SPX-like indie comics show. Then you’d have Durham Comics Fest.”
Knight Life cartoonist Keith Knight


Durham Comics Fest is an annual, all-ages celebration of comics and graphic novels, with an emphasis on supporting a community of comics readers and creators.

As a program of Durham County Library, Durham Comics Fest is free and open to the public.

Durham Comics Fest was created in 2011 by Amy Godfrey, former Manager of the Children’s Unit at Southwest Regional Library, with support from the Friends of the Durham Library.


About the organizers:

Patrick Holt is an Adult Services Librarian at Southwest Regional Library and writes about comics librarianship at 741.5 And Then Some. His favorite book about comics in the collection is Comics Art by Paul Gravett. Contact Patrick at 919-560-8648 or pdholt@dconc.gov
Caroline Peterson is the Teen Librarian at Southwest Regional Library. When forced to choose, her favorite comics include G. Willow Wilson’s Ms. Marvel and Noelle Stevenson’s Lumberjanes. Contact Caroline at 919-560-8598 or cbpeterson@dconc.gov.
Ruth Link is the Children’s Services Manager and Interim Branch Manager at Southwest Regional Library.  Talk to her anytime about Hilda and the Midnight Giant or the New 52 iteration of Batgirl! Contact Ruth at 919-560-8597 or rlink@dconc.gov.
Larkin Coffey is Acquisitions Assistant for Durham County Library Resources and Technical Services. Contact Larkin at 919-560-0299 or lcoffey@dconc.gov.
Jenny Levine is Durham County Library’s Humanities Programming Coordinator. Contact Jenny at 919-560-0268 jelevine@dconc.gov.