Alex Simmons

NEW YORK (FEBRUARY 28, 2017) – Kids Comic Con (KCC) the annual children’s outreach event celebrating its 12th annual event returns Saturday, April 21 at the Bronx Community College from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year’s theme is all about how heroes can come from any walk of life, and anywhere in the world, hence the theme, RAINBOW RANGERS: ONE WORLD!

Our exciting programming and activities including special guests, free drawing workshops, cosplayers, book vendors, gamers, autograph signings, portfolio reviews and so much more!

As always, joining the roster will be noted comics creators and children’s entertainers making up a big part of the KCC fun. Confirmed to appear are:


  • Phyllis Novin

    Alex Simmons (KCC founder, playwright, comics writer: Archie, Tarzan, Scooby Doo, Blackjack)

  • Tim Fielder (cartoonist, illustrator, animator: Sesame Street, Marvel Comics, Matty’s Rocket)
  • Phyllis Novin (comics artist: Simpsons, Sonic the Hedgehog, Superboy)
  • Jim Salicrup (writer-editor, Papercutz, Marvel Comics, Topps Comics)
  • Mike Lopez (writer/co-creator of Life’s a Beach, educator, founder of the Comics’ Clubhouse outreach)
  • Michael Grassia (writer-artist & co-creator of Plunger Pup, founder of the “getintoon” tutorial website for aspiring cartoonists)
  • Rich Drezen (comics writer-artist, animator: Luckyzilla)
  • Gene Adams (educator, author, creator of children’s outreach initiatives)
  • Steve Conte (writer-artist/co-creator: Action Figure Kingdom)
  • Emilio Velez (writer-artist/co-creator The Dodgeball Teens)


Mike Lopez

…and more to be announced!


In addition to our guests mentioned above, also scheduled to appear are:

  • East Coast Avengers: your favorite costumed superhero characters!
  • The Emerald Knights: performing light saber duels, displaying custom light sabers, and inviting children to interact and join in on the fun!
  • The Lair: the Bronx’s premiere comics and gaming store , back again this year with role-playing card game tournaments featuring Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon and Magic, the Gathering. The fun-for-all-ages competition is open to various player levels. The Lair will also have plenty of supplies on hand for KCC attendees to stock up on all their gaming needs.
Tim Fielder

The fun and learning extends beyond the Kids’ Comic Con event… aspiring comics creators can find “KCC Creative Artist Tips for Young Artists” on the official Kids’ Comic Con Facebook page ( as well as on YouTube (

“Kids’ Comic Con has always been about two things: inclusion and imagination,” declared KCC founder Alex Simmons. “Now more than ever, kids need to see examples of how they can work together no matter what their backgrounds, and what better way to show this than by celebrating one of the most collaborative and creative arts of all – comics!”


Exhibitors interested in leading workshops, panels or lectures can submit their ideas to KCC founder, Alex Simmons for his review at


The 2018 KIDS COMIC CON is set for April 21 at Bronx Community College181st Street and University Avenue, Bronx, NY from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Up-to-the-moment updates on additional programming and guests for KCC RAINBOW RANGERS: ONE WORLD can be found on our main site (www.KidsComicCon.con) as well as our Facebook page:


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