KCR! 14 – Video Games & Comics – Kids’ Eye View

February 9, 2015 by  
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El Deafo! Yotsuba!Super Smash Brothers, and more! We’ve had some terrific book talks on this show from kids on the comics they love. Some of you have even suggested that they’re the best part of the show. And why not? The enthusiasm of kids talking about the stuff they love is way infectious. So let’s […]

Kids Comics Awards 2014 Winners

June 25, 2014 by  
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The KCR! Kids’ Comics Awards offers kids the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for comics of various styles and formats. Kids cast a vote for their favorite comics and characters across twelve categories, both serious and silly. The ceremony was held at the Kids Read Comics celebration at the Ann Arbor District Library. *Full length […]

KCR! 10 – Comics Make Readers, with The Nerdy Book Club

Nerdy Book Club! Kid Cartoonists! Comics in the classroom! & lots more! We’ve all heard someone say “well at least they’re reading,” as a defense of kids’ love of comics. And it’s true–comics can be a great inroad to developing a love of reading. But is that all comics offer? Or can we celebrate them […]

Comics Are Great! 78 – Cartoon Appeal with Chris Giarrusso

May 23, 2013 by  
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Designing characters with appeal, G-Man, writing from life, and more! It’s hard enough to learn how to draw, but things get even dicier when we start talking about what it takes to create appeal. Fortunately I’m joined by Chris Giarrusso of the eminently appealing G-Man series and Dave Carter of the University of Michigan comics […]

Comics Are Great! 63 – The KRC LIVE Show!

September 20, 2012 by  
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It’s the never-before-seen-on-the-Internet live CAG show recorded at the Ann Arbor District Library during Kids Read Comics 2012! I’m joined by a live studio audience and a panel of excellent guests of KRC including: Dave Roman Raina Telgemeier Rob Stenzinger Joe Foo Sharon Iverson We start out with some reflections and stories from KRC 2012 […]

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 […]

Kids Read Comics Celebration Cross-Cultural Comics Exchange!

April 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Workshops and Events

Mark your calendars for 5-8 pm May 7, 2012! The Kids Read Comics Celebration is going to play host to the first-ever KRCC Cross-Cultural Comics Exchange (or KRCCCCCE)! A group of Australian cartoonists will be passing through the SE Michigan area, and they agreed to make a stop in Ann Arbor to meet up with area cartoonists […]

Teens Make Comics Panel

October 7, 2011 by  
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I hope you can join us at the Mallets Creek branch of the Ann Arbor District Library October 18, 2011 from 7-8:30 pm for a special comics event. We’re assembling some of the brightest teen comics creators in the Ann Arbor area for a talk on publishing your own comics before the age of 18, […]

Comics Are Great! 16 – A Post-Cosby Show World

July 1, 2011 by  
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It’s a high-energy discussion about writing comics this week with guests Dr. Alice Hunt and Paul Storrie. Together we talk about whether or not gender still matters in the comics industry, what we mean when we say “breaking in” to comics, and how there’s no one path to success in the creative arts. Special appearance […]

KRC Kickoff Events!

May 29, 2011 by  
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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: […]

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