Submitted by Whatcom County Library System
Love to draw or doodle? Teens from across Whatcom County are invited to submit their original art for publication in “Whatcomics,” a teen art book published annually by the Whatcom County Library System.
“Teens don’t need to consider themselves to be an artist to participate,” says Teen Coordinator, Tamar Clarke. “The beauty of this book is the variety of artwork and styles that showcases each artist’s personality and creativity.”
There are few requirements for submission. Teens must be live in Whatcom County, be in grades 6-12 and submit original art on unlined 8.5 x11 paper. Digitally-generated art and team entries are welcomed. Teens can drop off their artwork at any public library or upload and submit online at WCLS.org/teen-art. Entries are due by October 31, 2015.
Each artist whose work is accepted for publication will receive a copy of the book, which is also distributed to libraries and schools county-wide. The original art work will be framed and on exhibit at the Lynden Library beginning Thursday, December 10 with a reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Those who miss opening night can still see the art on exhibit in the Lynden Library meeting room throughout the month of December. Or, just check out the book; “Whatcomics 2015” will be released in January and available for check out anytime at wcls.org.