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Philmont, NY - The Karen A. Garafalo Cultural Center at the Philmont Public Library hosts Barbara Slate. Barbara is an artist, cartoonist, writer and teacher whose work has included greeting cards, a comic strip in Cosmopolitan, animated segments for NBC's Today show, and over 300 comic books and graphic novels for DC, Marvel and Archie comics. Barbara is profiled in the seminal book, A Century of Women Cartoonists. Her work has been featured in many museum and gallery exhibitions.

The opening reception will be on Saturday, June 30th at NOON. Light refreshments will be served. The show will be open from June 20 to July 27 during library hours.

Exhibition Barbara Slate’s book, You Can Do a Graphic Novel is fast becoming the standard guide for authors from beginners to professionals. She has taught her graphic novel workshop at many libraries and schools in Columbia and Greene counties, the Capital region, and around the country.

Her first character, Ms. Liz, appeared on millions of greeting cards, in a regular comic strip for Cosmopolitan magazine, and as the star in a series of animated segments on NBC’s Today show. Her big break in comics came when she created Angel Love for DC Comics. From there, she created, wrote and drew Yuppies from Hell, and Sweet XVI for Marvel and put her own spin on the Disney classics Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Archie’s Betty and Veronica, and Mattel’s Barbie. Barbara’s original art has been exhibited in many galleries and museums, and has been reviewed by The New York Times. She is profiled in the seminal work A Century of Women Cartoonists. Her latest graphic novel, Getting Married and other Mistakes was released June 12, 2012 by Other Press.

For more information about Barbara Slate, visit her website, barbaraslate.com.

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