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Creativity flourishes at Comic-Con

Staff photo by Sophia Rosen
Students participated in many activities such as cupcake decorating (top) and magnet making at the third annual Comic-Con on Feb. 7 in the high school library.

West Essex had its third annual Comic-Con in the library on Feb. 7. This convention, inspired by the New York Comic-Con, celebrates students’ favorite comic book, TV show and video game characters. 

High school librarian Rosemary Rich worked with art teacher Erica Lescota, culinary teachers Michael DelaPaz and Rob Eckert, middle school librarian Jenna Maus-Colucci and the Fairfield Free Public Library to organize the event, and members of the Cooking 4 a Cause club made treats for attendees.

This great event had many activities for students to take part in. Students were able to participate in a bean bag toss, a photo booth and making Thor’s hammer on a cupcake. An event called Spider Web Crawl drew in many kids since there was a prize at the end. Whoever went through the web the fastest got a prize like Marvel Funko Pops.

“Once it became a competition, I think people got more interested,” Rich said.

Besides the fun activities around the library, other activities were also big hits. The busiest table at the event was the locker magnet making. This allowed students to express themselves through artwork. They made the magnets with comic books and Mod Podge and could make them however they wanted. 

“I volunteered and showed younger kids how to make the magnets,” senior Alina Kolenovic said. “It was interesting to see their creativity and excitement when they found out they could make magnets and take them home. There was one girl who stayed there practically the entire time and ended up making over 15 magnets!” 

The Cooking 4 A Cause Club and the culinary class also contributed to event. They made cupcakes for everyone and taught the attendees how to create Thor’s hammer on top. Anime series “Demon Slayer” played on the TV and some kids drew along with the characters. Rich connected with the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Design for a representative to make a special apperance. A few students were able to learn from his art experience and gain advice. 

The Fairfield library also played a huge role in bringing the Comic-Con to life. They gave everyone water, snacks and supplies for arts and crafts. 

Students who went to the Comic-Con were given the opportunity to express themselves in ways other activities don’t allow. Rich and all the volunteers from the school and the Fairfield library created a memorable event for students.

Behind the Byline
Annika Johnson, Apprentice Editor
Annika Johnson is a sophomore in high school who is a sports apprentice for The Wessex Wire. In her free time, she'll either watch a hockey game on her couch or at the Devils arena, cheering on her favorite players like Nico Hischier or John Marino. One of her favorite things that does not revolve around hockey is seeing her favorite artists in concert, like Taylor Swift, The Drivers Era, or Big Time Rush.
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