Kids Comics Day at MICE 2015


Press Release:

The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) is a whole weekend of books, fun, and events for every age, with free admission to all, located at University Hall in Porter Square. Sunday, October 18th is Kids Comics Day, featuring our best kid-oriented activities and comics! Meet the authors of some of the best kids comic books, including Ryan North (Adventure Time), Gene Luen Yang (Avatar: The Last Airbender, American Born Chinese), George O’Connor (The Olympians) and Bob Flynn (Spongebob Comics). Discover your new favorite comics and cartoonists in our exhibit hall. Just keep an eye out for balloons attached to tables: that’s how find kid-friendly comics!

Kids can learn how to make their own cartoons and comics in three workshops and activity sessions…

Fable Comics Workshop
Oct 18th, 11:30 AM – 12:30PM

Looking for your next great comic idea? You can start with one of the oldest stories you know – fables! Chris Duffy, editor of Fable Comics Anthology, and artists George O’Connor (The Olympians) and Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time) will give you some pointers in drawing your own comic from well-known fables.

Unexpected Cartoons
Oct 18th, 1:00 PM – 2:00PM

Cartoonist Cara Bean leads a playful workshop for kids and all ages. Participants are led into various drawing exercises that would encourage improvisation and strengthen creative ability. We will approach drawing from new angles and discover unexpected results. All you need is a sheet of paper, pencil, eraser, and an open mind.

Mini-Comic Workshop
Oct 18th, 2:30 PM – 3:30PM

Sometimes the best ideas come out of play, improvisation, and collaboration. In this workshop, you’ll participate in a few fun, collaborative, drawing games and create some wildly unexpected characters and stories with your fellow attendees.

Join us at MICE on Sunday, October 18th to explore the best in kids comics, and check out our full schedule for even more events offered all weekend.

Kids Comics Day at MICE is sponsored by The Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, MA which offers comics classes year-round to all ages. Sign up for the Fall session today at

MICE will be held at Lesley University’s University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square. The hours of the show are Saturday, October 17th, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Sunday, October 18th, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Admission is FREE. Special Guests include: Gene Luen Yang, Lucy Knisley, Dustin Harbin, Ryan North, and Jennifer Hayden! Click their website for more information:

OH – Superman Writer Signs


Meet award-winning comic book writer, Gene Luen Yang, at Alter Ego Comics on Wednesday, October 7th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

Yang is the current writer of Superman for DC Comics (beginning with issue #41) as well as Avatar: The Last Airbender from Dark Horse Comics.

In 2006, Yang published American Born Chinese. It became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album.

His latest creator owned comic is Secret Coders, a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!

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Alter Ego Comics
230 N. Main Street, Lima, OH 45801
(419) 224-6700

MI – Secret Coders Signing

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Gene Luen Yang (creator of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints, writer of Dark Horse’s Avatar: The Last Airbender and  DC Comics’ Superman) appears at McLean & Eakin on Monday, October 5th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in support of his new book, Secret Coders!

McLean & Eakin
307 E. Lake Street, Petoskey, MI 49770

SF – Coding for Kids Signing


Gene Luen Yang, author of SECRET CODERS, and Carlos Bueno, author of LAUREN IPSUM, appear at Mission: Comics & Art on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM to promote their books aimed at teaching young people coding concepts!

Gene’s AMERICAN BORN CHINESE was the first graphic novel to win American Library Association’s Printz Award. He is also now writing DC Comics’ Superman and Avatar: The Last Airbender for Dark Horse Comics.

Former Facebook engineer Carlos first self published Lauren Ipsum and was subsequently honored as a Champion of Change by the White House.

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Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

CA – Hijinx Comics Signing

Hijinx Comics

Gene Luen Yang, Mick Gray, Frank Cirocco, and Lela Dowling sign at Hijinx Comics on Saturday August 8, 2015 as part of their summer sale!

Gene Luen Yang – the wonderful creator of many independent GN’s (notably AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, SHADOW HERO, BOXERS & SAINTS) plus the outstanding writer of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER and now SUPERMAN.

Mick Gray – the King of the Rock-a-Billy cartoonists. Known most recently for his powerful inking on ROBIN, SON OF BATMAN, BATMAN & ROBIN and historically for PROMETHEA and JOKER.

Frank Cirocco – Creator/entrepreneur extraordinaire – POP DADDY collectibles, SKYLAND GALLERIES, ALIEN LEGION, SUBURBAN HI-LIFE.


Hijinx Comics
2050 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 266-1103

CA – How We Hero Panel


Bryan Konietzko Michael Dante DiMartino (creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra) and Gene Luen Yang (writer of the ATLA comics as well as Superman, American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and many more) speak on a panel moderated by novelist Leigh Bardugo where they will break down the components of mythic storytelling on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at noon. A book signing will follow at 1:00 PM. Present as part of the Yallwest book festival in Santa Monica, CA.

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Santa Monica High School – Barnum Hall
601 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405


CA – Avatar: The Last Airbender Signing


Gene Luen Yang appears at Fantastic Comics to speak about writing comics and sign the latest Avatar: The Last Airbender comic, The Rift part 3, on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm!

Gene Yang is the award winning creator of American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, The Shadow Hero, Level Up, and writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender series.

The event will begin with a talk from Gene about creating comics, followed by a signing. Join us this Saturday, November 8th, starting at 3PM. Hope to see you all there!

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

UT – Boxers & Saints Signing


Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, author of Boxers & Saints, appears at the Main Library to speak and sign books on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

ABOUT GENE LUEN YANG Yang began publishing comic books under the name Humble Comics in 1996. In 1997, he published the comic Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks and won the Xeric Grant, a self-publishing grant for comic book creators. Since then, Yang has created and collaborated on a number of works, including American Born Chinese, The Eternal Smile, and the two-volume Boxers & Saints.

Salt Lake City Public Library
210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

CA – One Book for Teens Panel

1bookGene Luen Yang, Eric Shanower, and Alonso Nuñez appear at Villainous Lair Comics on October 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Press Release:

Join KPBS at Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming for a special panel discussion about comics and graphic novels moderated by KPBS Education Reporter, Matt Bowler. Panelists will include:

Gene Luen Yang, author of “American Born Chinese,” the 2014 One Book for Teens selection
• Alonso Nuñez, Executive Director of Little Fish Comic Book Studio
Eric Shanower, Freelance Creator


Join us after the event for refreshments. Copies of the book will be available for sale, and the author will be available for signings. Find more information about the One Book, One San Diego program at

One Book is sponsored by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation and Jerome’s Furniture. Additional support comes from Lloyd Pest Control and SDG&E.

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming
3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

OH – How To Make Comics Workshop


Join author Gene Luen Yang at the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Tuesday October 14th at 6:30 PM for his program How To Make Comics where he will talk about the creative process step-by-step, from idea, to writing, to the art to publication. This program is for an audience 12 years and older.

Columbus Metropolitan Library – Southeast Branch
3980 S. Hamilton Road Groveport, OH 43125

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