Tomorrow (Saturday April 24th) is the Kids’ Comic Con at the Bronx Community College in NY. It is free to anyone 17 or younger (over-17s, it’s only $5 for you to get in). Look for the flyers around campus to lead you to the event!
The Comics Bakery won’t have a booth or be selling any books, but Raina and Dave will be doing a drawing workshop…
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: Youth Workshop D – Creating Comic Characters and Art With Style.
Dave Roman (Nickelodeon Magazine) and Raina Telgemeier (Baby-sitters Club) lead a drawing workshop that focuses on how the comics we grow up reading can affect how each of us draws. They’ll help young artists break down drawings into basic shapes and use them to create fun new characters!
And Raina is doing another panel earlier in the day…
Professional Workshop – Careers In Comics!
NOTE: It starts at either noon, or 1:00…Check local listings!
Join professional writers, illustrators, editors, and designers as they share how they got started in their careers and how their jobs have changed over time. They’ll also offer tips for young people interested in breaking into comics. There will be plenty of time for Q&A with the audience. (Panelists: Colleen Venable (designer, First Second Books; and self-published artist); Raina Telgemeier (artist, The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, and co-author of Del Rey’s X-Men: Misfits and online comic SMILE); Peter Gutierrez (writer and educator specializing in media literacy); Jonathan Bresman (senior editor, Mad Magazine). Moderated by Janna Morishima (director, Diamond Kids Group)