“Kids Love Comics” at the Baltimore Comic-Con 2013!
Baltimore Comic-Con Offers Interactive Kids’ Comics Hotspot with cartoonists, comic creation, capes, and light saber training!
Kids 10 and under get in free at the Baltimore Comic-Con September 7-8, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center — and show organizers are once again presenting a kid-friendly comics area, full of all-ages comics, as well as the artists and writers who make them. Creators from such companies as Archie, Scholastic, Disney, Simon & Schuster, Marvel, and DC will be on hand to sketch, say hi, and help to teach young ones about the magic of comics through mini-How-To’s through the weekend, right at the Kids Comics Pavilion! Plus, kids can take part in comic crafts, a Jedi Knight light saber training session, and more!
Activities in this super cool section of the show include:
* Interactive Comics Talks from some of Kids’ Comics top creators, such as Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Art Baltazar & Franco (Tiny Titans), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), and Dan Parent (Archie)
* Design your own super hero cape and mask
* Doodle Scribble Draw! Kids Drawing Gameshow!
* Kids Comics Reading and Drawing Booth
* Creator sketches and autographs
* Kid-Safe Star Wars Light Saber Training
* Puppet making with Chris O>Matic! (http://www.omatics.net)
“The Baltimore Comic-Con has always been a welcoming, family-friendly show,” said Mark Mariano, creator of the Happyloo graphic novel series, and co-organizer (with John Gallagher) of the kids section. “It’s so cool that I bring my own family here every year,” added Gallagher.
Here’s a rundown of the Kids Love Comics Pavilion Creators:
Franco (Aw Yeah Comics!, Tiny Titans, Superman Family Adventures)
Chris Giarrusso (G-Man)
Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!, The Dumbest Idea Ever!)
Jason Horn (Ninjasaur)
Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space)
Mark Mariano (Happyloo)
Mark McKenna (Star Wars, Banana Tail)
Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground)
Jeff Schultz (Archie, Jughead)
Bobby Timony (Night Owls, Detectobot)
Kids Love Comics joins our previously announced guests, including: Josh Adams (Doctor Who); Neal Adams (First X-Men); Brian Bolland (Dial H); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); David Finch (Justice League of America); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Joe Hill (Locke and Key); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Jimmy Palmiotti (Batwing); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Kevin Smith (Batman: The Widening Gyre); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk), and Bill Willingham (Fables).
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.