Tuesday, April 15, 2008

After NYC, we're HeroesCon bound!

from our friends in Charlotte:
New Section To Be Headed By “Kids Love Comics” Creators

This week Heroes Convention 2008, long known for its family-friendly environment, announced the creation of a special section of the convention dedicated to all-ages comics and creators! Headed by the respected Kids Love Comics group of creators, the section is tentatively being called “The Kids Love Comics! Garage,” in honor of Charlotte, North Carolina’s long association with NASCAR and the stock-car racing community.

HeroesCon is no stranger to comics for kids, being an early and ardent supporter of creator-owned books like Mark Crilley’s Akiko and Jeff Smith’s Bone. The convention has, since its inception in 1982, worked hard to maintain a family-friendly atmosphere, where both kids and their families can feel comfortable in a fun-filled environment. By teaming with the Kids Love Comics group, they have created a special area of the fan-favorite convention dedicated to just this idea, and headed by some of the most recognizable names in all-ages comics.

Kids Love Comics is a non-profit (status pending) group that promotes literacy through comics and graphic novels. They are an organization of professionals and patrons of the comic book, publishing, and children’s book industries, dedicated to making kids comics readily available to the general public through both new and traditional venues.

Creators who will be attending HeroesCon under the auspices of Kids Love Comics include: Jimmy Gownley, creator of the quintuple Eisner-nominated Amelia Rules; Josh Elder (Mail Order Ninja, Batman Strikes!); John Gallagher (Buzzboy, NASCAR Heroes), Rich Faber (Buzzboy, Roboy Red); and Scott Sava (Dreamland Chronicles, The Lab). They will be joined by an always-impressive lineup of all-ages creators, behind works including Archie, Scooby-Doo, PowerPuff Girls, and many more.

Fleshing out a record-breaking guest list and publisher lineup at one of the most fan-favorite comics conventions in the country, the Kids Love Comics Garage section of HeroesCon 2008 expands and reaffirms HeroesCon’s support of and dedication to all-ages comics.

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