• City Hall comics event OK’d
     | August 12,2011

    MONTPELIER — The City Council gave the green light Wednesday for the use of City Hall for this year’s “24-Hour Comic Challenge.”

    The challenge is a worldwide event held each year on the first Saturday in October. Participants write and draw a 24-page comic book in 24 consecutive hours.

    Last year was the first time Montpelier took part in the challenge, and it was held at Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

    Dan Barlow, of Montpelier, co-founder of Trees and Hills Comics Group and the event’s organizer, asked the City Council if the group could use City Hall this year, because the library can’t host it due to a staffing shortage.

    The council approved Barlow’s request and agreed to waive all room rental fees.

    “A big thank you today to the city of Montpelier and our City Council,” Barlow posted on his Facebook page. “It’s great to be part of a community that really supports the arts.”

    The comic challenge is set to begin Saturday, Oct. 1, when City Hall closes for normal business and finish 24 hours later on Sunday. Montpelier Alive has agreed to supervise the event.

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