SCHEDULE AND PANELS

EVENT SCHEDULE

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KIDS LOVE COMICS will be located in Artist Alley! Be sure to swing by for some fun lessons with Mark Mariano and co.


SATURDAY

12PM
The Panel Party with Mark Mariano
You are cordially invited you to the Panel Party, where your imagination, storytelling ability, and art skills will be welcomed and celebrated. Simply put, we are going to have a blast making comics together! Warning: attending this party may result in you throwing your own Panel Party at home!

1PM
Sketchbook Daredevil Workshop with Laura Lee Gulledge

How can a sketchbook make you more daring as a visual storyteller? One page at a time! Strengthen your creativity in this inspirational workshop with author & artist Laura Lee Gulledge where she will share tips for overcoming obstacles, developing skills, taking risks, and staying inspired with your sketchbook practice. She will then demonstrate a couple of her favorite drawing dare exercises LIVE and invite you to draw along! Bring your sketchbook and a sense of adventure.

2PM
Draw A Little Dream with Chris Mariano

Chris Mariano interviews kids and parents about their strangest dreams. Professional artists bring their dreams to life on the drawing board.

3PM
Make a Pokemon with John Gallagher

Cartoonist John Gallagher helps you create and draw your very own Pokemon!

4PM
Cartoon Carnival

A fun series of drawing challenges that will spark your imagination and tickle your funny bone!

SUNDAY

12PM
Let’s go Lego! with John Gallagher

Cartoonist, John Gallagher, teaches you how to draw Lego versions of your favorite characters.

1PM
Superhero University with Chris Mariano
OPEN TO FIRST 20 KIDS

You won’t be able to fly and it won’t give you super powers, but you will learn all the ins and outs of superheroics from the industry’s top professors. PLUS you’ll have fun making your own cape and superhero mask! Come to this workshop as a kid, leave as a superhero!

2PM
Making Mini Comics with Laura Lee Gulledge

How do you get out your ideas using words and pictures? Many cartoonists got their start by making comics in MINI form! In this workshop YA graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge will walk you thru her process for making comics while sharing original art and video shorts. She will then demonstrate the process by developing a character and writing a six-panel story LIVE with the audience. Guests walk away with inspiring handouts to create their own mini-comics!

3PM
Scribble Scramble with Mark Mariano

Eight artists chosen from the crowd compete in a series of quick-thinking drawing quests for the ultimate prize: The Scribble Scramble Championship belt. Your doodling destiny awaits.

4PM
Creative Cartoon Characters with John Gallagher

Are you having trouble coming up with your own character? This simple and fun creative exercise will have you filling your sketchbook with your own original and unique cartoon characters.