Kids Read Comics is This Weekend!
Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:37pm by anned
More than just a convention, Kids Read Comics offers over 50 free workshops and demos where you can learn more about making comics from the pros. The events are happening at the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, 826 Michigan Robot Supply & Repair Store, The Ann Arbor Art Center, and The Vault of Midnight. You can check out the full schedule of events (and download a printable PDF) here.
Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, 2015 AADL is hosting the seventh annual Kids Read Comics festival, featuring 50 of your favorite cartoonists from across the continent who have come to lead free hands-on workshops and games designed to boost your creativity!
Friday, June 19
The festival starts at the University of Michigan's Duderstadt Center on North Campus with a Pre-Conference for Librarians, Educators, and Cartoonists. Register here to attend a workshop on how to make your own comics workshop, a talk on the history of comics with acclaimed comics scholar Carol Tilley, a panel discussion on comics in the classroom moderated by Colby Sharp, and a tour of the University of Michigan's Video Game Library.
Friday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm we'll all converge on The Vault of Midnight at 219 South Main Street for a Comics Jam Party where cartoonists, parents, and kids will be invited to contribute to a giant drawing wall facing Main Street!
Saturday, June 20
The main event kicks off at 11:00 am in the Multi-Purpose Room at AADL's Downtown Branch. Special Guests Kean Soo and Tory Woollcott will lead a presentation on making graphic novels.
Artist Alley opens at noon on the 1st floor of the Downtown Library and runs until 6:00 pm and workshops will be happening throughout the day at the Library, the Ann Arbor Art Center, the Robot Supply & Repair Store, and the Vault of Midnight!
Sunday, June 21
Artist Alley opens at 12:30 pm and runs through 6:00 pm. Get ready for another fun filled day of workshops at the Library, the Ann Arbor Art Center, the Robot Supply & Repair Store, and the Vault of Midnight!
You can check out the full events list here
I really want to go! Can't wait!
Same! It's always so fun.
This is always a great event, everyone should check it out!
What an amazing line up! My son and I can't wait!
I hope there are codes
Yes, there will definitely be summer game codes to be found. See you there!
Will there be a unique code for every event listed on the website? I'm thinking of all the signings and simultaneous Quick Draws in particular.
There will be a gamecode for every event, and for every artist. It's a CODE bonanza!
More codes to be found
I am very sad that we didn't make it this year
I didn't know this event was happening. My son and I went to the downtown library to get our building codes for the summer game and were shocked with all the activity. In a good way of course! We had a wonderful time looking around at all the different comics and collecting TONS of game codes which was fun for both of us.
My brother is hoping to be a comic book artist someday, so being able to meet all these local writers/artists was a fantastic experience.
Wow, sorry I missed these. Hope I had known before.