Hemet Library’s ‘Get Your Comics On’ brings cartoon artists and superhero actors together for a day of fun

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Hemet Mayor Pro Tem Linda Krupa and Hemet senior librarian Kathye Caines insist to this reporter they are from the planet they are pointing to at the “Get Your Comics On” event at the Hemet Public Library, Saturday, Jan. 11. Valley News/Tony Ault photos
The unusual appearance of some Star Wars characters showed up at Hemet Public Library’s “Get Your Comics On” event Saturday, Jan. 11, much to the delight of science fiction fans and aspiring cartoon artists. Stealing the show that featured many local comic cartoonists and Flintstones cartoonist Scott Shaw was Star Wars robot R2D2 which rolled around the second floor of the library seemingly looking for his hero Luke Skywalker. Instead he found visitors dressed as Darth Vader, Princess Lela, Obi-Wan Kenobi and a Stormtrooper. There were other smaller Star Wars cosplay characters and superheroes who looked, wide-eyed at the hundreds of comic books on display at the special event. Many comic book artists sat at the tables in the upstairs library meeting room happy to greet the vis
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