"Kids Love Comics" at the Baltimore Comic-Con 2014!
Baltimore Comic-Con Offers Interactive Kids' Comics Area with cartoonists, comic creation, capes, and light saber training!
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - August 6, 2014 - Kids 10 and under get in free at the Baltimore Comic-Con September 5-7, 2014 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, First Second, 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, game shows, and more!
Activities in this super cool section of the show include:
- Interactive Comics Talks from some of Kids' Comics top creators, such as Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), Andy Runton (Owly), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space), and more!
- Design your own super hero cape and mask
- Doodle Scribble Draw! Kids Drawing Gameshow!
- Creator sketches and autographs
- Kid-Safe Star Wars Light Saber Training
- Puppet making with Chris O>Matic!
"The Baltimore Comic-Con has always been a welcoming, family-friendly show, and every year, we aim to make the Kids Love Comics Pavilion inspiring to young comic fans. Not only do we want kids to read comics, we show them how they can create their own! I wish there was an event like this when I was a kid," 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:
Harold Buchholz - Archie Comics
Frank Cammuso - Salem Hyde, Otto's Backwards Day, Knights of the Lunch Table
Jamie Cosley (Saturday only) - Cody the Cavalier, Zucchini
Tyler Cosley (Saturday only) - AlakaZach, Ninja Squirrel
Franco (Appearing Saturday and Sunday) - Aw Yeah Comics!, Tiny Titans, Itty Bitty Hellboy
Jay Fosgitt - Bodie Troll
John Gallagher - Zoey and Ketchup, Buzzboy, Roboy Red
Katie Gallagher - Zoey and Ketchup
SL Gallant - GI JOE
Chris Giarrusso - G-Man, Mini-Marvels
Jimmy Gownley - The Dumbest Idea Ever!, Amelia Rules!
Ben Hatke - Zita the Spacegirl, Julia's House for Lost Creatures
Jason Horn - Ninjasaur
Jamal Igle - Molly Danger, Supergirl, Firestorm
Lora Innes - The Dreamer
Mike Maihack - Cleopatra in Space
Mark Mariano - The Other Side of Hugless Hill, Happyloo, Flabbergast
Mark McKenna - Banana Tail, Star Wars, Marvel, DC
Jamar Nicholas - Leon: Protector of the Playground
Chris O>Matic - The Chris O>Matic Show!
Chris Otto and Ben Taylor - A Dog's Life
Dan Parent - Archie, Kevin Keller
Andy Runton - Owly
Gregg Schigiel - Spongebob Squarepants Comics, Pix
Jeff Schultz - Archie Comics