KCC at BCC
Submitted by goRaina on April 24, 2009 - 10:09
Short notice: Tomorrow, I'll be at the Kids' Comic Con, in the Bronx!
The con takes place from 10 - 6 at Bronx Community College, and 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!
I'll be on two panels:
Professional Workshop â€“ Careers In Comics!
And I'm still trying to confirm the time on this one: it starts at either noon, or 1:00...I may not know until I get there!
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. Theyâ€™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)
2:00 PM â€“ 2:45 PM: Youth Workshop D â€“ 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!
What I won't have this year is a table, which means I won't be selling books. But if anyone wants to bring books for me to sign, or sketchbooks for me to draw in, I'll happily do so.
Hope to see you there--it should be a great day!