FerryCon 2022 (live in-person)

Saturday, April 30

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

FerryCon 2022 will be live and in person April 30th, 2022 from 10am-5pm

FerryCon is our all day, yearly “Comic Con” style flagship event for all ages that takes place one Saturday every Spring. Spring of 2019 saw the very first FerryCon, which included over 400 participants visiting the library for fun-filled events including artists alley, classes, panels, and contests that revolved around comic books, graphic novels, super heroes, and more!!!

For 2022, we are still looking for 1-2 late additions of talented comic book, graphic novel, and super hero artists, authors, and cosplayers to fill out our lineup. There is no table fee, but donations to @dobbsferrylibraryfriends are strongly encouraged (suggested value $15 or more). If interested, please email your name + social media handle, a short bio, a headshot pic, item you will be donating, and link to your work to our FerryCon Chair Tim at TDeery@wlsmail.org

our lineup of events includes:

April 17th-April 30th, 2022 during open hours

Raffle (All Ages)

Support the Friends of the Library by purchasing raffle tickets from them and win a whole host of raffle items! Visit the library any time during open hours to purchase tickets — $3 for 1 ticket or $5 for 2 tickets. All sales are final. Raffle winners will be announced at the end of each program. Winners can pick up items during open hours via appointment (914-693-6614.)  please note: unfortunately raffle tickets cannot be sold online as per NY State Gaming Commission regulations

“Chalk the Walk”  (All Ages)

Come visit the library to add a super hero doodle, comic strip, or your next great masterpiece in chalk (provided) to our outdoor Plaza grounds anytime during open hours between April 17th- April 30th.  Family-friendly drawings will stay up as long as possible, given good weather.

April 30th, 2022

10am-5pm – Artist Alley (All Ages)

Author/Illustrator Mark Siegel (Founder/Creative + Editorial Director: First Second Books)

Mark Siegel was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and raised in France. He graduated from Brown and lives in New York.

Mark is the author and illustrator of several award-winning picture books and graphic novels, including To DanceMoving House, the NY Times bestseller Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid in the Hudson and the NY Times bestselling graphic novel series 5 Worlds, an epic science-fiction story for young readers. His latest project is with his wife Siena Cherson Siegel, Tiny Dancer.

Mark is also the founder, and Creative and Editorial Director of First Second Books, Macmillan’s graphic novel house.

Toy Store Guide

Toy Store Guide’s mission is to help you find your next Toy/Collectible/Memory by visiting and compiling a directory of stores all around the world that specialize in toys, be it Action Figures, Playsets, Vehicles, Old, New, Retro, Sci-Fi, Horror, Magic or Heroes.

Did we mention that the Toy Store Guide company car is a 1981 DeLorean?

Empire Saber Guild

The Empire Saber Guild is the NYC and Westchester County chapter of the not-for-profit, Star Wars global organization Saber Guild. They perform lightsaber choreography with screen accurate costumes in scripted shows to raise money for local charities. ESG also host an event called Padawan Training, where they teach kids 6-12 how to wield a lightsaber. Outside of performing, ESG also hosts weekly classes, which are open to the public, to practice lightsaber techniques.

Artist Damien Torres (Marvel, Netflix, HBO Max)

Drawing ever since he can hold up a pencil, Damien’s childhood dream was to become a comic book artist. A graduate of The Kubert School, Damien has been making the dream come true, through working on projects of all forms and teaching. Versatile in many mediums and forms of commercial art, if you name it, Damien can do it.

Writer/Filmmaker Anthony Moretta

Anthony Moretta is a Brooklyn born and bred attorney, writer and filmmaker. His writing has appeared in Out of the Gutter Online and Goodbye Like a Bullet, and is featured in the comics anthology Unfashioned Creatures. His short film Travels made its world debut at the inaugural FerryCon 2019. Anthony is currently developing a new webcomic. Stop by his table to shoot the breeze and browse all things pop culture.

Artist Michael Grassia (Plunger PupThe Wiz)

Michael Grassia is best known for his comic Plunger Pup about a dog that fights crime with a magic plunger and his online newspaper style strip, The Wiz.

Michael also developed GET IN TOON!, an educational cartooning program that he brings to schools, libraries, camps, and more, inspiring children to create their own cartoon characters and worlds. GET IN TOON! LIVE which can be viewed live on his social media every Tuesday night at 8:30pm Eastern., where he interviews artists, writers, and other creative folks from the cartoon world.

When he is not working, Michael loves to spend time with his wife and cat in their Westchester home.


Izzy has been working in the comics industry for over 20 years. He has worked as an artist, editor, and consultant for Pronto Comics and Creative One Comics. Currently, he interviews Comic Creators, Wrestlers, does a weekly comic pull list review, and spoiler reviews for movies and tv shows YouTube channel IzzyVerse.  You can find him on all social media @izzyversenyc.

Author/Illustrator John Mungiello

John Mungiello is a cartoonist who’s work includes the self published poetry and cartoon book, Streamlining Oblivion. He currently is working on his first original graphic novel, Crawler as well as commissions and covers.

John is also a high school art teacher and lives in Riverdale, New Jersey with his wife and drawing board. You can find his work on IG: @jmungiello, Twitter: @jmungielloart, and FB: @johnmungiello. To purchase available art and prints you can find him at this address www.johnmungiello.bigcartel.com

Artist Roberto Pacheco


Roberto Pacheco, Brooklyn born self-taught artist enjoys drawing animals and fan art. Using different materials, Roberto is constantly improving and taking his work to new levels.

Freelance Artist & Instructor Antonio Mastria

Antonio is a freelance artist who is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and who studied drawing and painting with the Wallkill River School of Art. Antonio has contributed work to creator-owned and small press comics, worked as a background artist and colorist, and has produced illustrations, graphic designs and paintings for his clients.

Roller Skating Cosplayer Dire Skates

Dire Skates is an avid roller skater from Ardsley who always maintained a love for the original classic quad skates, despite the Rollerblade craze.   You can find her skating and giving out tips, pointers, prizes, and fun giveaways to young skaters, hula hoopers, and cosplayers alike throughout the afternoon. She will also be one of our guest Cosplay Contest Judges!

San Gennaro’s

Dobbs Ferry’s own San Gennaro’s – “The best pizza, pasta, and catering in Westchester” – will be in the house with food for purchase!

Various Times – Programs

10am-5pm – Superhero Scavenger Hunt (Ages 3+)

Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and find everything on the list so you can claim a prize at the circulation desk!

10am-5pm – Comics Photo Booth (All Ages)

Look like a super hero straight our of your favorite comic at the Comics Photo Booth!

10am-11am – Story Time & Drawing Lesson with Author/Illustrator Jessica Boehman (The Lions at Night)

Have you ever wondered what the lions at the New York Public Library do at night? Author and illustrator Jessica Boehman is here to tell us all about it with a reading of her graphic-novel inspired picture book, The Lions at Night (RoadRunner Press, 2019). Then she’ll teach us how to make our own comics!

Jessica Boehman is an illustrator and a Professor of Art History and Fine Arts living in NYC. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Arts Business Institute,  www.artsyshark.com, The SCBWI Magazine, and 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast.

11am-1pm Star Wars Showdown

featuring 501st Empire City Garrison, Empire Saber Guild, Echo Base Rebel Legion

Witness some epic lightsaber battles and get some great photo ops with members of three distinguished non-profit Star Wars-based organizations focusing on charity events in NY.

1pm-2pm – Construct a Mini-LED Lightsaber (ages 7+)

Join Ms. Gina to make straw-sized lightsabers that really light up!

2pm-3pm Cosplay Contest (All Ages – 3 Categories Children/Teens/Adults) 

YOU CAN PRE-SIGN UP ANYTIME until 2pm on April 30th for a chance to compete and win one of this year’s coveted Owlie Awards from one of our special guest judges!

3pm-5pm – Cult Classic Movie Night’s Halfway to Halloween Screening: The Lost Boys (1987/Rated R/97 min./Comedy/Horror)

Come dressed as your favorite Halloween ghoul for our special Cult Classic Movie Night monthly screening of the teenage vampire classic The Lost Boys and win some one of a kind trivia prizes!

Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patrick) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) — who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.


You can watch all the previous FerryCon 2021 events —> HERE *note there is a corresponding clickable timestamp link for each event in the video description

for general FerryCon info go —>  HERE