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San Diego Public Library Issuing Comic-Con Themed Library Cards

Bob McKeone, Vince Alvendia and Attiba Royster display their Comic-Con librar...

Credit: Courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

Above: Bob McKeone, Vince Alvendia and Attiba Royster display their Comic-Con library cards in this undated photo.

Photo credit: Courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

Vince Alvendia's Comic-Con themed library card design.

Photo credit: Courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

Bob McKeone's Comic-Con themed library card design.

Photo credit: Courtesy of the San Diego Public Library

Attiba Royster's Comic-Con themed library card design.

In the spirit of Comic-Con, the San Diego Public Library is issuing new cyborg-themed library cards starting Thursday, July 20.

For the past five years, the San Diego Public Library has offered limited-edition Comic-Con library cards and this year will be the first time patrons can choose from three designs.

The designs were created by the following members of the library’s Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Clubs:

Vince Alvendia, a freelance artist who is influenced by a range of artists including Disney and anime.

Bob McKeone, a comic book enthusiast who frequently works in pencil and applies inks and colors digitally.

Attiba Royster, an illustrator and designer whose work features pop culture topics and draws inspiration from graffiti art and hip-hop culture. One of his designs was included in the 2016 Comic-Con International souvenir book.

There is a limited supply of Comic-Con library cards. The card is free for those applying for a San Diego Public Library card for the first time. Library cardholders who want to change their current card will have to pay $2 for adults and $1 for children’s cards.

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