Archive for June, 2010

UPDATE!! I WON’T Be At “Kids Read Comics” June 12-13

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

My sincere regrets, due to a personal emergency, I will NOT be attending the Kids Read Comics convention this weekend. Sorry for the last minute notice. You should still attend though, it’s going to be a very fun Con.

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I’ll be spending next weekend just over the border from my home town of Detroit, at the 2nd annual “Kids Read Comics” Convention. It’s June 12 & 13, 2010 at the Henry Ford Centennial Library in Dearborn. I’ll be doing two panels, well, actually the same panel on two days:

Panel Discussion – Life In The Writers’ Room

Sat, June 12th, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Sun, June 13, 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Picture yourself in a little room full of writers planning the next big animated seriesĶ now live it! Experience of what happens when the writers get together to develop episodes for an animated series with Dwayne McDuffie of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Static Shock and Justice League Unlimited.

Teens/Adults - Registration Required

I’ll also have a table, and I’ll be hawking a fine selection of Trade paperbacks of some of my best comics. I’m thinking about bringing some animation scripts to sell at a few dollars a piece, so there’s something for me to autograph that’s less than $20. Also, I’m assuming that people who go to my panel will be interested in that sort of thing. Comments?

Anyway I hope I’ll see some of you there. Here’s a description of the con:

Generations of kids have grown up reading and loving comics. And it's not hard to see why comics have captured the imagination of kids and teens with their unique blend of words and pictures, even the most everyday comics stories open up worlds of wonder.

And beyond the sheer joy of comics is the fact that they can help turn kids into more active and engaged readers. They also provide a model for young readers to explore and develop their own creativity.

But comics are no longer the mass medium they once were. Far fewer kids are exposed to them today, and many of the comics they find are intended for older readers. That's where Kids Read Comics comes in!

Our Kids Read Comics Convention is a totally free event that unites kids, teens, parents, teachers and librarians with professional artists and writers from the comics and animation fields. Our goal is to introduce kids to worlds of imagination while unlocking their creative impulses, and to serve that goal, the convention features:

Ģ hands-on workshops

Ģ panels and presentations for kids, families, and educators

Ģ a chance for kids to meet and chat with comics and animation professionals

Ģ the opportunity for kids to have their own art portfolios reviewed

KRC also works throughout the year to promote comics and creativity for kids and teens. We're building a recommended reading list; gathering resources for parents, teachers and librarians; and organizing artists and writers who can bring presentations and workshops to libraries around the state of Michigan and beyond.