Wednesday, June 20, 2007

KIds Love Comics Day - Revisited

Since many of you may hjave stumbled upon KLC trhrough the blogosphere, I am taking it upon myself to link up to some early grass roots efforts to get kids reading (and creating) comics and graphic novels.

Organized by Jim Gownley and the Whitaker Center of Harrisbutg, PA, and with some support by Diamond Books, the KLC crew joined together one Saturday in March to share insights into the fun and creation of comics, as described by Rich Watson at the Blog@Newsarama - ...

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KLC Day was held at the Whitaker Center, a science and arts cultural center on Market Street. The event took up parts of two floors, mostly inside the Kunkel Gallery on the second floor, a small but spacious area which contained a smaller room towards the rear for workshops. In attendance, besides Gownley and Buchholz, were Buzzboy’s John Gallagher, Jane Smith-Fisher of WJHC, and Nickelodeon Magazine cartoonist Todd Webb...

And here's a report by KLC friend Chris Mautner at Panels and Pixels (where I swiped afew of these pics-- thx Chris!)..

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Kids Love Comics Heads to ALA!

This weekend, members of Kids Love Comics, including Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!) and John Gallagher (Buzzboy) will be attending the American Library Association conference in Washington DC! Please visit us at Booth 2467, part of the Diamond Book Distributors Pavillion.

There will be signings, FREE GN samples, and KLC will be handing out the newly published KLC reccommended reading list sheet-- a must for any librarian or educator starting or expanding a kids graphic novel section in their library or classroom.

We hope to see you there!