John Patrick Green and Sara Varon appear at Word Bookstore on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00 AM.
This event is part of Reading Without Walls, an annual nationwide reading program encouraging students to read books that they wouldn’t normally choose on their own. This means reading a broad variety of titles with different themes, diverse authors and content, formats, settings, characters, and subjects. This program is a challenge from the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang. To learn more about the program and how to participate, visit ReadingWithoutWalls.com.
John Patrick Green grew up on Long Island in New York and went to the School of Visual Arts for graphic design. He is the illustrator of the graphic novels Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden and Teen Boat!, both with writer Dave Roman. He’s also worked on comics for Disney, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Scholastic, and DC Comics. John lives in Brooklyn with zero cats and way too many LEGOs.
Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children’s book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, and Chicken & Cat Clean Up. They have received many accolades–among others, Odd Duck was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2013, Bake Sale was named a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for 2012, and Robot Dreams was on Oprah’s Kids’ Reading List in 2008. In 2013 Sara Varon was a recipient of the Maurice Sendak Fellowship.
WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Acme Comics hosts several comic creators on Saturday May 7, 2016 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!
–Thomas Boatwright – Cemetery Blues, Zeke Deadwood
–Jacob Chabot – Mighty Skullboy Army, Plants vs. Zombies
–Stephen Green – Cafe Racer, Rumble
–Erica Henderson – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead
–Cassie Hart Kelly – Invader Zim, Cluster
–Andrew MacLean – Head Lopper, Apocalyptigirl
–Tradd Moore – Strange Talent/ Legend/ Legacy of Luther Strode
–Sara Richard – My Little Pony, Jem & the Holograms
–Dave Roman – Astronaut Academy, Teen Boat
–Chris Schweizer – The Creeps, Crogan Adventures
–Brian “Smitty” Smith – Madballs, The Stuff of Legend
As always, sketches and signatures are FREE, just like the official FCBD titles, but we encourage you to check out the procedures listed at AcmeComics.com!
Other on-site events will include photo opportunities with costumed heroes, face-painting provided my Munchie & Me, exclusive apparel and much, much more!
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
Dave Roman, Alan Katz, Tommy Greenwald, Max Brallier, and Neil Swaab appear at Books of Wonder at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 31st!
An afternoon of tales filled with laughs and adventure begins at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 31st, as five hilarious authors stop by Books of Wonder for panel sure to have you in stitches. MAX BRALLIER debuts The Last Kids on Earth, a graphic novel told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustrations about what happens with a monster apocalypse comes to town; TOMMY GREENWALD presents Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Planet Girl, the story of how Charlie Joe Jackson finds a guidebook to Planet Girl and suddenly becomes his Middle School’s love doctor and Crimebiters #1: My Dog is Better Than Your Dog in which a young boy discovers that his new dog just might be a crime-fighting vampire!; ALAN KATZ shares The Day the Mustache Took Over, the tale of twin brothers who manage to scare off every babysitter, until they meet the mustached Martin Healey Discount, who proves that babysitters can make trouble, too; DAVE ROMAN brings book two in the Teen Boat! series, Teen Boat!: The Race for Boatlantis, an illustrated novel about the city Boatlantis, where being half boy/half boat is seen as a gift, not the curse Teen Boat always thought it was and the latest in his graphic novel adaptations of R.L. Stine’s classic Goosebumps, Slappy’s Tales of Horror; and NEIL SWAAB shines a light on his latest book, The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying), a story about and guide to surviving the first week of Middle School (i.e. The Worst Place in the Entire World).
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
The Vault of Midnight is proud to host some amazing artists as part of the Kids Read Comics festival!
SATURDAY JUNE 20th
12-1pm: Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama)
1-2pm: Signing with Rafael Rosado (Giants Beware! Dragons Beware!)
2-3pm: Signing with Ruth McNally Barshaw (Ellie McDoodle Diaries)
3-4pm: Signing with Zack Giallongo (Star Wars Doodles, Broxo, Stratford Zoo series)
4-5pm: Signing with Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Rick and Morty)
5-6pm: Signing with Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme Comics, Spongebob Comics)
SUNDAY JUNE 21st
12-1pm: Signing with Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Rick and Morty)
1-2pm: Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama)
3:30-4:30pm: Signing with Kean Soo (Jellaby, March Grand Prix) and Tory Woollcott (Mirror Mind)
4:30-5:30pm: Signing with Chris Giarruso (G-Man, G-Man Super Journal)
For more information, please visit the link…
The Kids Read Comics Celebration is a totally free event that unites kids, teens, parents, teachers and librarians with professional artists and writers from the comics and animation fields. Our goal is to introduce kids to worlds of imagination while unlocking their creative impulses, and to serve that goal, the convention features:
– hands-on workshops
– panels and presentations for kids, families, and educators
– a chance for kids to meet and chat with comics and animation professionals
– the opportunity for kids to have their own art portfolios reviewed
Our celebration will be held at the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor, which will host an artist alley and tons of hands-on workshops!
We hope to see you there!
Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
Comments Off on MD – Dave Roman Drawing Party
Cartoonist Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Teen Boat) appears at Big Planet Comics on Saturday, March 21st from 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm for a special drawing party!
Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
Comments Off on CA – Graphic Novel Greats Signing
Graphic novels are a hit with students, astute teachers and savvy librarians, as they know the best of these novels tell engaging stories which captivate kids — and keep them reading! We are very very lucky to have these 3 talented artists come talk shop, draw, doodle, get creative and inspire budding artists! Afterwards, they will sign books. This is a free event & will be very popular. In order to get a priority ticket for the signing line, at least one book must be bought from Once Upon A Time.
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
Montrose Shopping Park
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
Comments Off on NYC – Carousel for Kids!
Tickets: $8 kids, $12 (advance), $15 (at the door), $10 (students/seniors)
161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
Comments Off on VA – Sisters/Astronaut Academy Signing
One More Page Books
2200 N Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, VA 22213
Comments Off on DC – Kids Comics Signing
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008