NEW YORK (APRIL 9, 2019) – Our 13th annual event explodes into 8 hours of creative fun on Saturday, April 20th at the Bronx Community College, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
KCC TEAM TITANS is bringing families and fans one of the best entertainment values around. This year’s theme for the fabulous free event is: TEAM TITANS. We’re shining the spotlight on community, cooperation, and collaboration make great teams stronger – in comics and in life.
Kids will be able to meet with over 40 talented illustrators, puppeteers, painters, and performers! People like …
- Jamal Igle (illustrator/creator/writer of MOLLY DANGER, as well as artist for Marvel Comics, DC and more)
- Chris Lucas author of the book Top Disney, as well as a performer of the show about Disney, “Of Mouse and Man”)
- Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby)
- Tau Bennett (super talented teen puppeteer for Sesame Street, and more)
- East Coast Avengers: your favorite costumed superhero characters
- Robert Garratt (Award winning comic creator/publisher)
- DiverseToons (with Monique Henry-Hudson and associates)
- The Broussard Brothers (creators of the BattleMasterz Comics)
- Alex Simmons (KCC founder, playwright, comics writer: Archie, Tarzan, Scooby Doo, Blackjack)
- ThriveCollective, bringing their mural-making-magic to our event
Other notable guests include Jim Salicrup, Greg Anderson-Elysee, Michael Grassia, Javier Cruz Winnik, Phyllis Novin, Jimmy Jeffreys, Chris Ryan, Ellen Stedfield, Juan Espinosa, U Cre-8 Comics, Matthew Casper, and more.
“This is a great event for families, and it keeps getting better all the time,” said KCC creator and founder Alex Simmons, writer for Archie, Scooby-Doo, and Batman, among others. “This initiative was designed to engage children’s imagination and creativity through the medium of comic books, drawing, performing arts and storytelling. We want kids to know that people care about them and believe in their ability to do positive things in the world. Inherent in this is the educational aspect of literacy – helping kids both read and write. And there is also the life lesson, that people from anywhere can come together to create a positive experience for all.”
And there’s more fun with ThriveCollective’s mural magic! All during the day kids will be able to draw their favorite heroes (from any team), then add and paint them onto a giant mural. Kids will get to paint the first-ever KCC super-size, superhero mural!
The Lair: the Bronx’s premiere comics and gaming store, will be coming at you with role-playing card games and workshops (featuring Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon and Magic, the Gathering). Learn to improve your game while having a grand time.
Additional fun and activities include workshops such as how to write and draw comics, the science behind superheroes, and a raffle for prizes!
And though we do spend most of our time putting together this remarkable one-day event, that’s not all we do. This year we’re also doing KCC WEEK! That’s right, from the April 15th through the 19th, KCC team members will be doing various projects with kids and comic art. Projects such as, Super by Design, Community Capes (an outreach initiative), an in-school panel called The Business of Comics, Daycare Heroes,(comic art fun for daycare kids), and finally Bronx Community College Students & Staff Comic Art Exhibit!
Want to know more about our KCC WEEK activities? Keep an eye on our Kids Comic Con Instagram (kccfun4all) and Facebook (Facebook.com/Kids Comic Con) pages.
“Kids’ Comic Con has always been about the power of imagination, discovery, and cooperation,” declared KCC founder Alex Simmons. “Now more than ever, kids need to see examples of how they can work together to make a difference, 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 with questions can send them to KCC founder, Alex Simmons at Alex@KidsComicCon.com.
The 2019 KIDS COMIC CON is set for April 20th at Bronx Community College, 181st Street and University Avenue, Bronx, NY from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.