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New Zealand Cartoonist and Comics Artist Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2

Date: Saturday 23 March 2019, 10am to 4pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Contact details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz
Part of the Wikipedian-at-Large series

We're improving the coverage of New Zealand cartoonists and comic artists in Wikipedia! This is the second cartoon edit-a-thon hosted by the Library and this time we’ll be focusing on the artists behind 'Three Words: An anthology of Aotearoa/NZ women’s comics'.

Dr Mike Dickison is at the Library as Wikipedian in residence for January and February, thanks to a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation. This is one of a number of events he will be running in association with the Library.

Edit-a-thon number 2 to improve Wikipedia coverage of NZ cartonists and comic artists

We're improving the coverage of New Zealand cartoonists and comic artists in Wikipedia!

This is the second cartoon edit-a-thon hosted by the Library and this time we’ll be focusing on the artists behind Three Words: An anthology of Aotearoa/NZ women’s comics.

Dr Mike Dickison is at the Library as Wikipedian in residence for January and February, thanks to a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation. This is one of a number of events he will be running in association with the Library. We’re thrilled to be working with him to highlight the work of New Zealand cartoonists and comics artists.

New Wikipedia editors welcome

Come along, even if you've never edited Wikipedia before; keen writers/researchers and comics fans welcome. There will be an introduction to Wikipedia editing at the start, and experienced editors available to help.

We'll be creating articles about contemporary artists, improving others, adding references and images, and helping correct Wikipedia's gender bias.

You don't need to be a comics expert to join in: anyone can help with editing, researching, proofreading, and adding photos.

Comic artists should definitely come

Comics artists are especially welcome to attend and invited to donate a representative sample of their work (or a self-portrait) to Commons to illustrate their article.

Timetable and other useful information

There's lots of useful information about what to expect and what to bring on Wikipedia. Also information about what you can do before the event including creating a Wikipedia account. The more you prepare the more you can get done.

Wikipedia:Meetup/Wellington/NZ Comics and Cartoons 2

NZ Comics spread out on a table.

Photo: Mike Dickison via Wikimedia Commons, [CC BY-SA] 4.0(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0).