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June 25, 2015 at 07:05PM

June 25, 2015 by  
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Some of my contributions to the Draw Wall at Kids Read Comics 2015.

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NOMINEES AND WINNERS FOR THE THIRD ANNUAL KCR! KIDS’ COMICS AWARDS!

June 24, 2015 by  
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KCR Awards 2015!

The KCR! Kids’ Comics Awards were announced on June 21st at the Ann Arbor District library during their Kids Read Comics festival. Hosted by former Nickelodeon Magazine editors, Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) and Chris Duffy (Fairy Tale Comics) the fun-filled ceremony featured live music by The Shakeups in Ponyville, appearances by acclaimed cartoonists, comic shop retailers, cosplayers, puppets, and even a ghost!

Over 400 kids voted for their favorite comics and characters across twelve categories, both serious and silly, including “best graphic novel” in humor, adventure, and non-fiction categories, “best webcomic for kids,” as well as “favorite hero,” “cutest character,” “grossest thing in comics,” and “most tricked-out ride.”

The 2015 KCR! Kids’ Comics Award Nominees & Winners Are…

Favorite Comic Book Hero:

  • El Deafo from El Deafo
  • Knight from Adventures in Cartooning
  • Princess Adrienne from Princeless

And the kids chose…

El Deafo

El Deafo from El Deafo

Most Tricked-Out Ride in a Comic:

  • Colossus from Amulet: Escape from Lucien
  • Lowrider from Lowriders in Space
  • Sphinx Bike from Cleopatra in Space

And the kids chose…

kcr_awards_presentation15.008Colossus from Amulet: Escape from Lucien

Best Hair in Comics:

  • Cleopatra from Cleopatra in Space
  • Hilda from Hilda and the Black Hound
  • Lupe Impala from Lowriders in Space

And the kids chose…

kcr_awards_presentation15.013Cleopatra from Cleopatra in Space

Grossest Thing in Comics:

  • Misa scarfs down her food & burps from “Two-Person Door” by Faith Erin Hicks in Explorer: The Hidden Doors
  • Sophia gets barfed on in “300 Words” by Dan Santat in Comics Squad: Recess
  • Raina steps on a dead snake in Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

And the kids chose…

kcr_awards_presentation15.019Sophia gets barfed on in “300 Words” by Dan Santat in Comics Squad: Recess

Cutest Comic Character:

  • Warren from Extraordinary Warren
  • Piggie from Elephant & Piggie
  • Ripley from Lumberjanes

And the kids chose…

kcr_awards_presentation15.024Piggie from Elephant & Piggie

Favorite Comic/Novel Hybrid:

  • Big Nate in the Zone by Lincoln Peirce
  • Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan by Jeffrey Brown
  • Life of Zarf: The Trouble with Weasels by Rob Harrell
  • Send for a Superhero! by Michael Rosen and Katherine McEwen
  • The Yeti Files by Kevin Sherry

And the kids chose…

kcr_awards_presentation15.028Big Nate in the Zone by Lincoln Peirce

Favorite Comic Book Series (Licensed Franchise, aka, Based on a TV Show, Movie or Video Game):

  • Adventure Time by Ryan North, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline (Boom!)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift by Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Dark Horse)
  • Bravest Warriors by Joey Comeau, Mike Holmes (Boom!)
  • The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book: The Curse of Herobrine (The Minecraft Guys)
  • SpongeBob Comics by Various (Bongo)

And the kids chose…

kcr_awards_presentation15.046SpongeBob Comics by Various (Bongo)

Favorite Comic Book Series (Original, aka, Actually by the Creator):

  • Capture Creatures by Frank Gibson & Becky Dreistadt (KaBoom!)
  • Abigail and the Snowman by Roger Langridge (KaBoom!)
  • Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, & Brooke Allen (Boom! Box)
  • Bodie Troll byJay P. Fosgitt (Red 5)
  • Terrible Lizard by Cullen Bunn, Drew Moss & Ryan Hill (Oni)

And the kids chose…

kcr_awards_presentation15.050Abigail and the Snowman by Roger Langridge (KaBoom!)

Favorite Webcomic:

And the kids chose…

kcr_awards_presentation15.038Last of the Polar Bears by Lindsay Cibos

Favorite Graphic Novel (Adventure):

  • Amulet #6: Escape From Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
  • Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice by Mike Maihack
  • Hilda and the Black Hound by Luke Pearson
  • Maddy Kettle & the Adventures of the Thimblewitch by Eric Orchard
  • Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

And the kids chose…

kcr_awards_presentation15.070Amulet #6: Escape From Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi

Favorite Graphic Novel (Humor):

  • Comics Squad: Recess! by Various
  • The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza by James Kochalka
  • Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
  • Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth by Ian Lendler & Zack Giallongo
  • The Zoo Box by Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels Steinke

And the kids chose…

kcr_awards_presentation15.063Comics Squad: Recess! by Various

Favorite Graphic Novel (Non-Fiction/Myth/Memoir):

  • The Dumbest Idea Ever! by Jimmy Gownley
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell
  • I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached
  • Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood: A World War I Tale by Nathan Hale
  • Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

And the kids chose…

kcr_awards_presentation15.060Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Favorite Cartoonist/Author:

  • Dav Pilkey
  • Faith Erin Hicks
  • Kazu Kibuishi
  • Nathan Hale
  • Raina Telgemeier

And the kids chose…

kcr_awards_presentation15.081Raina Telgemeier

Nominees for the 2015 KCR Kids’ Comics Awards were selected by a council of educators and retailers including Rebecca Oxley, Betsy Bird, Eti Berland, Jess Stork Glicoes, Alyson Beecher, Susan Vincent Molinaro, Krystle Tabujara, Matthew Winner, and Colby Sharp.

The winners were selected by votes placed by kids and tabulated from a combination of paper and online ballots. Previous years winners and videos of the award ceremonies are archived here.

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June 17, 2015 at 03:12PM

June 17, 2015 by  
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Minimum Wage Mages debuts at Kids Read Comics this weekend!

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If you're in the SE Michigan area this weekend I hope you'll stop by the free comic convention held at the Ann Arbor District Library, featuring over 50 cartoonists including Raina Telgemeier, Faith Erin Hicks, Kean Soo, Tory Woollcott, Dave Roman, Rafael Rosado, Chris Giarrusso, and more!

My pal +Lauren Houser will be there with our new mini-comic, Minimum Wage Mages, the story of two part-time wizards fighting supernatural bat queens.

Hope to see you there!

#comics   #conventions   #annarbor   #michigan   #bats   #wizards   #magic  

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June 15, 2015 at 02:15AM

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Do your best, Sapph-Fire!

Boulder and Fleet: Adventurers for Hire has resumed updating! Mining for Trouble, Pg 30. Read the whole thing at http://ift.tt/1lP3ug5

#bears #comics #webcomics #action #fantasy


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June 07, 2015 at 11:18PM

June 7, 2015 by  
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And they all danced

That wraps it up for the first Pickles and Taft: Adventurers for Hire story! I'm leaving it online for free for the next week, after which I'm removing it from here and from the boulderandfleet.com archives.

If you enjoyed the comic you can purchase a hard copy here: http://ift.tt/1QVLYZT

Hope you enjoyed it.

#comics #webcomics #pig #tortoise #chicken #wizard #sorcery #fantasy


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May 28, 2015 at 02:02PM

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Over 40 free events during Kids Read Comics weekend at AADL

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Kids Read Comics is a convention that promotes comics for kids and the creators who make them. Every hour you'll find a free hands-on workshop where you'll learn comics storytelling techniques from our guest artists.

This year we have a terrific schedule of workshops for kids and teens. Whether you want to make journal comics, learn advanced drawing techniques, or even learn how to storyboard cartoons, there's something for you to try at KRC. You can download a PDF of the program or view it on the web here: http://ift.tt/1p3Mvxz

#comics   #conventions   #comicbooks   #kidlit   #annarbor   #michigan  


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May 27, 2015 at 11:10PM

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People, +Brandon Dayton​ ​is drawing live right now and you should watch!

#comics #illustration #photoshop


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May 25, 2015 at 12:35PM

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All hail the supreme wizard of the hills!

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The epic battle of sorcery is about to begin on Sutherland's Peak! Who is the mysterious Gallus Lugubrious, and will our heroes find themselves caught in the path of his sinister magical lightning bolts?

#comics   #webcomics   #chicken   #tortoise   #pig  


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May 21, 2015 at 01:36AM

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New experiences ahoy!

Pickles and taft discover the parameters of their new gig from Zeenia, the chicken sorceress.

Read the whole comic at http://ift.tt/1lP3ug5

#chicken   #pig   #tortoise   #webcomics   #comics  


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May 18, 2015 at 12:04AM

May 18, 2015 by  
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A pig and her battle tortoise fight chicken wizards

While I work on rebuilding my buffer for the Boulder and Fleet webcomic I'm serializing my latest mini-comic, Pickles and Taft: Adventurers for Hire on the B&F website.

You can read the comic here: http://ift.tt/1lP3ug5

And if you really like the comic, you can purchase it here: http://ift.tt/1QVLYZT

I had a lot of fun making this one. I hope you have fun reading it.

#pig   #tortoise   #chicken   #animals   #comics   #webcomics   #fantasy  


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