Kids Read Comics, Ann Arbor Michigan

I’m excited to return to the Kids Read Comics festival!

Kids Read Comics
Ann Arbor District Library
July 7th & 8th

Here is some of the stuff I’ll be up to:

SATURDAY

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Comics Quickfire!
Part drawing jam, part fast-paced game show! Volunteers from the audience are paired off with (or against) professional cartoonists in a series of fun-filled drawing challenges! Comics Quickfire attendees are encouraged to participate, even if they can only draw stick figures or make silly suggestions. Featuring Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther), Gale Willams (Patbird & Galesaur), Jerzy Drozd (The Front) & Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders)!
Multi-Purpose Room – All Ages

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Comics Are Great! Recorded in front of a live studio audience!
The Comics Are Great! video talkshow has been broadcasting live on Wednesdays out of the Ann Arbor District Library Netcast Studio for just over a year, but never in front of a studio audience! Join host Jerzy Drozd as he talks with KRCC guests about the event and what makes comics so great for kids and adults. Participate in the discussion as the show is simulcast on the web!
4th Floor Meeting Room – All Ages

SUNDAY

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Librarian/Educator/Cartoonist Mixer!
A special event for comics advocates before the Sunday festivities begin! Join us for refreshments and discussions on how to make comics more accessible in libraries and schools. Registration is required – RSVP HERE!
Hatcher Gallery Space (University of Michigan) – Professional Development

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Comics Quickfire!
Part drawing jam, part fast-paced game show! Volunteers from the audience are paired off with (or against) professional cartoonists in a series of fun-filled drawing challenges! Comics Quickfire attendees are encouraged to participate, even if they can only draw stick figures or make silly suggestions. Featuring Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Scott Chandler (Three Thieves), Ruth McNally Barshaw (Ellie McDoodle), Jerzy Drozd (The Front) & J.Torres (Teen Titans Go)!
Multi-Purpose Room – All Ages

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Interactive Graphic Novel Theater
A live comics reading involving lots of audience participation and silliness. Raina Telgemeier (Smile) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) will perform chapters from their all-ages graphic novels, including a scene from Raina’s upcoming book Drama! Illustrated panels will be projected onto a large screen for all to see, and volunteers from the audience will be chosen to play some of the characters.
4th Floor Meeting Room – All Ages

Check out the wonderful poster designed by Raina Telgemeier:
KCR Raina poster

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About Dave

Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, Teen Boat! and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story. Roman is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and worked as a comics editor for the groundbreaking Nickelodeon Magazine from 1998 to 2009. He lives in NYC with his wife, and fellow comic artist, Raina Telgemeier.
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