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 of the moment is Supermutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki. Contact Patrick at 919-560-8648 or pdholt@dconc.gov
Allie Jackson is Children’s Services Librarian at South Regional Library and also contributed a story to the Durham Comics Project. She’s particularly fond of Phillippe Coudray’s Benjamin Bear books. Contact Allie at 919-560-7410 or amjackson@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.
Caroline Peterson is the Teen Librarian at Southwest Regional Library. When forced to choose, her favorite comics include Ms. Marvel and Lumberjanes. Contact Caroline at 919-560-8598 or cbpeterson@dconc.gov.