Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes  on February 12, 2012 - 11:59
Two interesting comics events for kids coming up in March:
First, publisher Scholastic is putting on a webinar featuring graphic novelists Jeff Smith (Bone), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), and Kazu Kibushi (Amulet) . The announcement is aimed at teachers (it is during school hours) for their students to learn about " using words and pictures together to create a narrative" and the publisher has put together a graphic novels teaching guide, webcast lesson plans around the authors' books, and webcast tips for the classroom.  You can register  now for the webcast on March 7th at 1PM ET/10AM PT. I think it's pretty cool -- I don't know how flexible teacher lesson plans are these days with all of the testing and teaching to the test that goes on but I know my kids would love to get to see this.
Also -- Scholastic Book Clubs is hosting a contest to win a special Bone comics prize package! Click here  to enter.
Second, Google is holding a Doodle contest for students of Kindergarden through Highschool age (K-12) . This year's theme is "If I could travel in time, I'd visit…" One winning student artist will see their artwork appear on the Google homepage and take home some cool prizes . Submissions are due on March 23, 2012 -- more information on rules, forms and dates for the contest are here .