KCR! 12 – ALA Annual with Chris Giarrusso and Matt Phelan

September 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Kids' Comics Revolution!, News, Podcasts

Artist Alley! Storm in the Barn! G-Man! Secret Science Alliance! And More! Tabling at conventions is an integral part of how cartoonists promote their work. But now that the American Library Association has opened up an artist alley for graphic novelists at their Annual Conference, we’ve got a brand new venue with an entirely different […]

The Kids Read Comics Celebration is upon us!

May 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog This June 21-23 will be the 5th annual Kids Read Comics Celebration, held at the Ann Arbor District Library. Our event is free to the public and features 50 cartoonists who come in from around the country to lead free hands-on comics workshops for kids and adults alike. We've just updated our guest list. […]

The Official Kids Read Comics 2013 Poster by Ben Hatke!

May 7, 2013 by  
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We're only a little over a month away from the Kids Read Comics Celebration (, a free event held at the Ann Arbor District Library where you can meet a ton of great cartoonists who lead free hands-on comics workshops! You can download the new poster and share it on your website, in your library, […]

Comics Are Great! 64 – SPX 2012 Wrap-Up

September 21, 2012 by  
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Chad Sell, Sally Carson, and the Small Press Expo! I’m back from the Small Press Expo and ready to share some of the exciting things that happened while I was there. I’m joined by two other SPX 2012 exhibitors, Chad Sell and Sally Carson. Together we talk about the unique tone the convention has, offer […]

Small Press Expo this weekend!

September 11, 2012 by  
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I’ll be tabling once again at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland this September 15 and 16! Anne and I will be debuting our new mini-comic Cap’n Cat: Former Shark Hunter at the show. It’s the story of a retired shark hunter whose only desire is to spend his twilight years catching delicious fish. But […]

Thunder Punch Special 03 – Conventioning Punch

July 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Podcasts, Thunder Punch Daily

TPD is back! I took advantage of Richard Stevens’s visit to the United States (and his recent convention experience at Kids Read Comics) to get his perspective on tabling at a convention for the first time. Together we turn his hard-won knowledge into some useful tips for the first-time exhibitor. Links mentioned in this episode: […]

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 […]

Graphicon at ALA Annual!

June 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Workshops and Events

June 22-24 I’ll be exhibiting in the Artist Alley at this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, California! You’ll be able to find me at booth 575 in the Graphic Novel/Gaming Pavilion, surrounded by incredible artists like: Chris Giarrusso Matt Dembicki Faith Erin Hicks Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman Chris Schweizer Gene Luen […]

Comics Are Great! 42 – My Life in France

December 22, 2011 by  
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As we close out the 2011 season of shows, I’m thrilled to have Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier on to talk about their recent experience at the Quai des Bulles Saint Malo Comics Festival. While watching some video and slideshows from their trip, Raina shares her reflections on how tabling at a French comics festival […]

Capturing The Experience

September 9, 2011 by  
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Why I plan to capture as much of my experience at SPX as possible, and why I don’t consider this “journalism”. Many photos, audio, and maybe even video to come this weekend! You can follow along on my SPX Tumblr page! [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Right-Click or Control-Click to Download Subscribe through […]

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