Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Post: KRC 2012

This past weekend, I attended Kids Read Comics in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I had an absolute blast! The Ann Arbor District Library is quite massive and has multiple floors and areas loaded with tons of books and computers.

The workshops and panels were spread across the library making it worth your time to check out each floor and area. I hosted two Drawing WIWL workshops this weekend which went over well.  One kid even drew a picture of me during my introductions. The kids in attendance and the ones walking through artist alley were very well behaved.  Nothing but smiles and "thank yous".

The KRC and AADL staff were fantastic! They kept the artists and attendees well informed of events and provided us with food and water throughout the day to keep us focused and freshed. I sat across from my table buddies and Almost Asian Tour members, JOE FOO and MIKE ROLL.  Joe brought a giant pad of paper and would occaisionally encourage kids to draw with some of the artists.  I got to share pen and paper with Joe, Mike, and Reed Gunther artist, CHRIS HOUGHTON. It was so much fun!

My table-mate at the show was SALLY CARSON, who is the amazing artist and writer of The Skids.  She is incredibly talented and great to share table space with.  She even did a sketch in my TMNT sketchbook which is flippin' great.  Learn more about her and her work at Fixpert
All in all it was a fantastic show.  I got to catch up with friends, made new ones, and had the absolute best time talking to kids about comics, drawing and When I Was Little.  I will definitely want to come back next year especially since I will be touring with Heart.

Next up for me is Cincinnati Comic Expo in September 22-23rd.  I'm taking a short break in July and August to catch up on my Heart rewards.