Do you make a comic for kids or teens and want to table at a convention made specifically for your target audience? We’re taking applications for free tables until May 15! Kids Read Comics is not your typical convention, though. Our goal is to get kids and teens more excited about our medium by inviting them to participate in our medium! So in addition to the traditional “artist alley”, we host free hands-on workshops led by our guests throughout the weekend.
What we’re looking for in an applicant: Comics creators whose work is appropriate and accessible for kids and/or teens; who are friendly and engaging with the general public; and who are interested in promoting a love of the comics medium and not just their own work. Perhaps most importantly, we’re looking for artists and writers who want to share their knowledge and skill set, both in one-on-one conversation and in the form of a hands-on workshop or demonstration at the event.
Wondering what to expect from Kids Read Comics 2012? Check out these terrific blog posts and videos made after our past events:
- Dave Roman’s wrap-up of KRC 2011
- Video of the kickoff event at KRC 2011 with Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier
- Kurt Sasso’s collection of video interviews with KRC 2010 guests
- Photo galleries of past events
And here’s KRC co-organizer Jerzy Drozd interviewed by Kurt Sasso, summarizing the event: