If you have kids who like and enjoy creating comics and cartoons live in the NYC area, tomorrow’s 4th annual Kids Comic Con at the Bronx Community College is a must this weekend.
KCC will take place at the Colston Hall Building on the campus from 10AM-6PM. Admission is free for kids 17 years and under and only $5 for those 18 and up.
We will be an exhibitor at this event. Please visit us if you attend.
Here’s the write-up from the website:
Bronx Community College will host the 4th Annual ‘Kids’ Comic Con’ a family centered art and literacy comic book convention. The Kids’ Comic Con provides a free colorful and art filled day for children and their parents to engage writers and illustrators from the exciting comic book and graphic novel industry. Last year’s convention was attended by almost 800 participants. All the children and teenagers attending the free KCC event receive books, participate in art and writing workshops, and meet top volunteer professionals from the world of comics. Created by writer and educator Alex Simmons and Gene Adams the director of Collaborative Education at BCC the KCC is the first comic book convention theme literacy project in the Bronx. “Since 2006 BCC and KCC have provided workshops throughout New York and New Jersey for children and educators on the use of comic books and graphic novels in literacy improvement”, said Adams. “And we’ve not only been supported by the publishing industry, but also by Canson Paper, Sakura Color Products of America, Midtown Comics … all coming together for the kids.”
Professional artist volunteering at KCC have worked with the biggest and most successful industry giants such as Marvel Comics, Archie Comics, Abrams Books, Random House Books, Tokyopop, Viz Media, and D.C. Comics. Among this year’s list of industry artists will be Jamal Igle. Amy Ignatow, James Sherman, Ray Felix, Rich Terdoslavich, James Barry, Anne Sibley O’Brien, Jamal Peppers, and John Gallagher, to name a few. The free workshops featured at KCC include subjects such as how to drawing action figures and scenes, how to develop storylines, science and superheroes, careers in comics, and more.