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Kids Read Comics Convention

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 6:29 am by Heather Antos

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Once upon a time in the not so distant past, generations of children around the world grew up reading and loving comics. But comics are no longer the mass medium they once were, as they are now typically geared towards older audiences, and far fewer kids are being exposed to them. That’s where Kids Read Comics comes in!

John Martin (Artist of Vordark the Incomprehensible) poses next to his booth of Super Villainy!

John Martin (Artist of Vordak the Incomprehensible) poses next to his booth of Super Villainy at this year’s Kid Reads Comics.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Kids Read Comics, one of the Midwest’s best comic events. Located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, Kids Read Comics is the event that brings kids, parents, and teachers together with professional comic writers and artists from across the country. Kids Read Comics‘ goal is to introduce kids to a world full of creativity and imagination by offering hands on workshops, panels, presentations, and portfolio reviews – all lead by leading industry professionals. The best part? It’s totally free!

Some of this years spotlight guests included Frank Cammuso (Knights of the Lunch Table and Salem Hyde), Rob Worley & Josh Buchanan (writer and artist of the Eisner nominated Scratch9 series), Jay Fosgitt (National Cartoonist Society member and creator of Bodie Troll), and William Messner-Loebs (Writer of Flash, Wonder WomanThor, and the Batman newspaper strip).

For more information on Kids Read Comics, their annual convention as well as their year long events teaching schools, libraries, and kids about comics across the country, visit www.KidsReadComics.org!

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