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.