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Download the Kids Read Comics 2011 Program!

Monday, June 13th, 2011

You can be prepared for all of the excitement of Kids Read Comics 2011 by downloading a handy PDF of our programming schedule featuring cover art by Jerzy Drozd and KRC guest Lauren Houser! Download now and plan your weekend ahead of the others!

In this program you will find:

  • A full timeline of events happening on Saturday and Sunday
  • A list of all of our guests
  • Maps of the artist alley areas
  • Maps of the areas where events and workshops will be taking place

This high-res and printable PDF weighs in at 20MB, so if you’re not on a high-speed internet connection, it may take some time to load. You might also try right- or control-clicking the image or link to save to your desktop.

Looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Kids Read Comics!

Comics Art Exhibit at KRC!

Friday, May 13th, 2011

The list of exciting events keeps growing for KRC 2011! We’re proud to receive the generous support of the Chelsea River Gallery for a special fine art exhibition of comics art, guest curated by KRC co-organizer Jerzy Drozd!

The Comic Jam! exhibit opens May 28, 2011 and will feature works by KRC guests and other notable cartoonists who create works that speak to the audience that KRC endeavors to serve. You will be able to meet the participating artists throughout the day at the River Gallery on June 18, followed by a special reception from 6-8 pm the same day!

Here are the terrific artists included in the exhibit:

Our thanks to the River Gallery for opening their doors for this special event. It promises to be a whole lot of fun!

Super Fun Tour Stop 01 – Bacon Memorial District Library

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The Kids Read Comics Super Fun Tour is underway! On Monday, March 14, Jerzy Drozd and Dan Merritt made their first stop at the Bacon Memorial District Library to lead Jerzy’s Draw Dynamic workshop for a group of enthusiastic and plugged-in kids. You can watch highlights of the event here:

You can check out the KRC Super Fun Tour page to find out where we’ll be headed next!

Kids Read Comics Extravaganza March 12!

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Mark your calendars, comics enthusiasts in the Southeast Michigan area! On Saturday, March 12 from 10 am to 8 pm we will be holding a free event at the Ann Arbor Art Center!

The KRC Extravaganza will be a one-day celebration of all-ages comics and the cartoonists who make them. The event will be open to the public and offer free activities where you’ll be able to interact with cartoonists as they work, or even participate in hands-on workshops where you can make comics of your very own!

It’s going to be a full day of getting up to your elbows in comics making. Here are some of the events planned:

Quick Draw!
Imagine an episode of “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” starring a quartet of quick-thinking cartoonists, and you’ll begin to get the picture of Quick Draw. It’s improvisational cartooning with plenty of audience participation.

Storytelling Workshops
Learn how a cartoonist uses drawings, panel size, and crazy sound effects to immerse their readers in the story! You will be led in an interactive discussion on some of the fundamental comics storytelling principles, after which you’ll be invited to create a short comics story of your own!

Free Sketches for Kids!
Get a sketch of your favorite character or your own creation, drawn by local participating cartoonists.

Free Comics for Kids!
Throughout the day we will be giving away free comic books for kids and teens.

If you’re an artist in the SE Michigan area (that includes Northern Ohio!) and you’d like to help out at this event or participate in some of the comics events and workshops, contact us! We’d love to have you!

You can help spread the word about the event via this handy PDF Flier, or use some of the web banners below!

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