KCR! 03 – Creating the Kids Read Comics Celebration
Comics conventions in the U.S. have historically been a place to meet your favorite authors, get a book signed, and maybe sit in on a few panels to find out what’s coming next from your favorite creative teams.
And while this can be a lot of fun, how much better might that experience be if you could participate in creating something with your favorite author?
We’re joined by the organizers behind the Kids Read Comics Celebration, an annual event held in Michigan. Together we discuss why such an event is important and how others can start up similar events in their areas.
And don’t forget about the KCR Book Club! In two episodes we’ll have an in-depth discussion on Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl. You can be a part of the discussion by submitting a 1-3 minute talk on the book (in .mp3 or .wav format) to kidscomicsrevolution AT gmail DOT com. Or you could just send us a good ol’ email about what you thought about the book. Your contribution might be run on the show during our conversation.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Kids Read Comics on Facebook
- The Chelsea District Library
- The Chelsea Center for the Arts
- The Ann Arbor District Library
- Kids’ Comic Con
- Reading with Pictures
- Green Brain Comics (comics store)
- The Beguiling (comics store)
- Casablanca Comics (comics store)
- Small Press Expo
- SNAP! Comics Show by Green Brain Comics
- Ryan Estrada and his experience at Kids Read Comics (audio)
- Dave’s photos from KRC 2011
- The Comics Quickfire!