- Posted by Johanna on February 16, 2007 at 7:31 am
- Category: Comic News
Kids Love Comics Day will be held March 3 at Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from 10-3. From the press release:
The event will showcase the new face of Comic Books and the joy of reading a good story! Guests can learn what it takes to get their ideas into the page by the authors of some of the most popular graphic novels now available.
Programs include interactive workshops, book signings, opportunities for fans of all ages to interact with the guest artists and authors, and an Amelia Rules book launch.
John Gallagher, cartoonist, Buzzboy
* Learn how to create your own superhero with this step-by-step guide to comic book creation. John will discuss every aspect of superhero cartooning, from coming up with an original idea through every step of the process, including writing, pencilling, inking, lettering, and coloring.
ages 8 & up
Jane Fisher-Smith, writer, WJHC
* Turning your real-life experiences into comics. Jane will discuss how she came up with the memorable characters and hilarious gags in her comic, WJHC. She’ll get you started on creating your very own comic during the presentation. Selected stories will be posted on the Kids Love Comics website.
ages 6 & up
Jimmy Gownley, cartoonist, Amelia Rules!
* Getting your comic book published. Jimmy will draw on his 15+ years in the comic book industry to discuss the nuts & bolts of getting your work published. Topics covered will include comic book creation, copyright & trademark, and careers in cartooning and comic book writing. Whether you want to self-publish or create stories for major publishers, Jimmy can provide helpful insight and tips on this competitive business.
ages 12 & up
Harold Buchholz, cartoonist, Apathy Kat
Harold Buchholz, creator of the adroable comic Apathy Kat, will demonstrate how to create loveable, fun characters with wide appeal.
ages 8 & up.