KRC Kickoff Events!

May 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Workshops and Events

Kids Read Comics is just around the corner, but the celebration starts a day early! Starting the evening of June 17, we’re kicking things off with some special events at the Ann Arbor District Library, featuring guests Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier!

First up is a panel with Dave and Raina, starting at 6:00 pm:

Raina Telgemeier (SMILE, Baby-Sitters Club) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, X-Men: Misfits) discuss how reading comics affected their lives, inspiring them to become full-time cartoonists. This event includes live comics readings from graphic novels with lots of audience participation and silliness! Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to play a few of the comic characters. Raina will talk about how life events inspire autobiographical comics like SMILE. Dave will talk about his work at Nickelodeon Magazine, where he worked on SpongeBob SquarePants and Avatar: the Last Airbender.

Which will be followed by a presentation by Dave Roman and Kevin Coppa at 8:00 pm:

Kevin Coppa and Dave Roman will entertain the audience with puppets from the fan favorite “Puppetbenders,” showing examples of the work and production involved in the making of the web shorts. They will treat fans to a sneak peek at the upcoming “Avatar-The Lost Adventures” from Dark Horse Comics, and MC a live comics read-through involving audience participation.

If you haven’t seen this performance by Kevin and Dave, you’ve been missing out. You can check out the Puppetbenders series on YouTube:

Lots of fun awaits the weekend starting June 17! Help spread the word by hitting that Like button at the bottom of this post!

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