A very cool program “Kids Love Comics! Workshop for Aspiring Artist & Young Fans" which is geared for 7- to 13-year-olds will be held here at ImaginOn on June 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This program will feature three 30-minute sessions with well-known comic artists John Gallagher (artist/writer “Buzzboy” and “NASCAR Heroes”), Josh Elder (creator/writer, “Mail Order Ninja” and “Batman Strikes!”) and Rich Faber (inker of “Superman”, “Green Lantern”, “Buzzboy” and co-creator/artist of “Roboy Red”).
ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
MAKING COMICS THE
Mail Order Ninja by Josh Elder
CREATING YOUR OWN SUPERHERO AND OTHER FUN CHARACTERS with John Gallagher
John Gallagher explains how you can pull from your own interests to create heroes, villains, and other characters, using your own life story as a template. Themes covered include powers, costumes, character names, and story conflicts. (For example, what would Superman be without Kryptonite around?)
Buzzboy by John Gallagher
MAKE YOUR OWN COMIC BOOK! with Rich Faber, Josh Elder, John Gallagher and special guest artists
In 30 minutes, you can lay out the first page of your own comic! Josh, Rich and John will work with kids to pencil, ink, letter and design the first page of a real comic book, showing off their own actual scripts and
Roboy Red by John Gallagher & Rich Faber
The Kids Love Comics! Workshop includes a meet and greet, Q&A session, and every kid will leave with a free comic (or two). The Kids Love Comics' Comic Book Diner will be provided to attendees, as well as an issue of NASCAR Heroes, the new NASCAR-themed superhero comic book. For more information about this free event, call the Spangler Children’s Library at ImaginOn at 704-973-2720.
The artists on the panel all belong to Kids Love Comics, a non-profit organization made up of comic creators, publishers, fans, educators, and journalists. Kids Love Comics hopes to share the value and potential of age-appropriate comics with a larger audience and is dedicated to the development and growth of children's comic books in
Man, that is just a hard thing to top! So if you guys can make it, mark your calendars and be here at ImaginOn for the event!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And now for something completely different; A Super Cool Book Review:
Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher - This book is right up there with Tunnels in my opinion (for my Tunnels review see my April 5, 2008 post). If you remember that review, you will recall I gave it pretty high praise. Well Stoneheart is just as good!!!!! This book is the first in a trilogy (shoot, I hate waiting for the next installment) about a 12 year old boy named George. While on a school visit to a museum in London, George looses his temper and breaks a small carving of a dragon from the face of the building. He soon finds out that this stupid act has brought him into a London he never knew existed. A London where statues are very much alive and fall, generally, into two categories either Spits or Taints (to find out what this means you'll have to read the book). A fragile truce lies between them and George finds himself through his thoughtless actions very likely to cause all out war between the two fractions. Added to all this, George is given 24 hours to make amends for the breaking of the carving or face a fate worse than death. George meets many allies and enemies throughout his journey of this "other London." Some of these characters are Edie (a Glint), The Gunner, The Black Friar, The Sphinxes, Dragons, Gargoyles, The Grid Man, a Minotaur, The Clocker, The Walker, among many others. All these characters are wonderful and fascinating; jammed into a fast moving story that will keep you enthralled from beginning to end. Miss this book at your own disappointment!!!!!!!
Whelp, that's all I got for now, kiddos.