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Kids Love Comics Character Carnival at Baltimore Comic-Con
Baltimore, Maryland – August 31, 2009 – Come one, come all to the Comics Character Carnival at Baltimore Comic-Con.
The Baltimore Comic-Con, one of the best and biggest comic book shows around, is always a family-friendly show, offering a multitude of activities, comics, DVDs, and Manga for kids young and old. Once again, the fine folks in Baltimore are partnering with Kids Love Comics to present the KLC Character Carnival at Baltimore Comic-Con.
Top kids creators will be in attendance to sign their kid-friendly comics, give tips on comics creation, and help guide the future graphic novelists of tomorrow. Creators attending include Franco (Tiny Titans), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), Scott Sava (Dreamland Chronicles), Rich Faber (Roboy Red), Steve Conley (Astounding Space Thrills), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Mike Manley (Batman: Brave and the Bold), and others. This year also introduces a KLC “Artist-In-Residence” program, in which the KLC Cartoonists will set up in the KLC Big Top area, working on a drawing board and giving drawing and storytelling lessons to everyone and anyone. Also on hand will be caricature artists, a KidzDraw area, and a special KLC Giveaway Print, courtesy of Ka-Blam Printing.
“Organizer Marc Nathan and the Baltimore Comic-Con always put on a great show,” said John Gallagher, the ringleader of this year’s KLC Carnival, “and we are so happy to be back in Baltimo re to help meet young fans and future creators of cool comics.”
Kids Love Comics is an organization of professionals and patrons of the comic book, publishing, and children’s book industries, dedicated to promoting literacy and fun(!) through comics and graphic novels. For more information on Kids Love Comics, visit their website at http://www.kidslovecomics.com/.
This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held October 10-11, 2009. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, October 10th.
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
7:00pm – 9:00pm
McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince Street
New York, NY
“One of the best-ever examples of comics reportage, and one of the clearest portraits of post-Katrina New Orleans yet published. An essential addition to the ongoing conversation about what Katrina means, and what New Orleans means.” — Dave Eggers
A.D.: New Orleans After The Deluge is an NY Times bestselling nonfiction graphic novel about escaping and surviving Hurricane Katrina–and what happens next in the lives of a cross-section of Crescent City residents.
Please join us Wednesday, 9/16 for a lively conversation about the making of A.D and how Josh translated these real lives into a comic book form; about the evolution of A.D from web to print; about the difference between and the synergistic coexisting of webcomics and books; and about non-fiction graphic novels.