SCHEDULE AND PANELS
KIDS LOVE COMICS will be located in Artist Alley! Be sure to swing by for some fun lessons with Mark Mariano and co.
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!
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.
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.
Make a Pokemon with John Gallagher
Cartoonist John Gallagher helps you create and draw your very own Pokemon!
A fun series of drawing challenges that will spark your imagination and tickle your funny bone!
Let’s go Lego! with John Gallagher
Cartoonist, John Gallagher, teaches you how to draw Lego versions of your favorite characters.
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!
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!
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.
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.