Join the Boston Kids Comics Festival for our Second Annual Festival.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, 2019
from 10am to 5pm
at the Pine Manor College, 400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
Children, parents/guardians, educators and librarians discover and explore “kid friendly-comics”, graphic novels and hybrid books.
The kid-centered Fest includes: a book fair & exhibitors
The Boston Kids Comics Fest was co-founded by Solstice MFA Program/Pine Manor College alum Jonathan Todd (author/illustrator/cartoonist and creator of Cecil Hall) and Tony Davis, longtime owner of Harvard Square’s comic book store Million Year Picnic.
This year’s special guests include: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl comic artist Erica Henderson, a two-time Eisner Award winner who drew the first 37 Squirrel Girl comics for Marvel and has worked on Jughead; Raul the Third, who is the Award-winning illustrator behind the popular graphic novels Lowriders in Space and Lowriders to the Center of the Earth. He also works on the SpongeBob Squarepants comic-book. Joel Christian Gill, the author and illustrator behind graphic novels that share fantastic, real-life stories of black Americans, including a kid-friendly graphic novel about stunt motorcyclist Bessie Stringfield
Workshops: Dynamic comic creators including Marika McCoola, John Lechner, Tak Toyoshima, Wondermore, and Dan Moynihan are scheduled to run a range of hands-on workshops on comic creation, drawing, digital comic creation, using comics in the classroom & your library, and more!
Superheroes She-Hulk, Black Panther, Star Lord and Jack Frost (from the Rise of the Guardian Comics) will be available for a Q & A thanks to Band of Horses,
A. David Lewis will share his inspiring Refugee Comics projects and talk about how comics can help make positive change in the world,
Recent graduates will talk to aspiring comic artists about their experiences in the comics world.
Food Trucks: Bon Me, Melt, Chicks and Dogs
Sponsors: Anomia Press, Million Year Picnic, Dark Horse Comics, HUB Comics, Pine Manor College’s Solstice MFA program, Candlewick Press, York & Rebecca Lo, the Eliot School, Omnix Technologies Corps.
Young Artists Table for youth to sell their kid-friendly comics.
The event is accessible via the MBTA Chestnut Hill Line with a shuttle bus running between the station and Pine Manor College.
Sponsors: Anomia Press, Million Year Picnic, Dark Horse Comics, HUB Comics, Pine Manor College’s Solstice MFA program, the Eliot School, Candlewick Press, York & Rebecca Lo, Omnix Technologies Corps.
Guest moderator and workshop leader: Brigid Alverson, comic blogger, writer and judge.
We are thrilled to have recently been aired on Strip Search, London and Chianca’s Pet Peeves Podcast about comics and cartooning. For more information about the Boston Kids Comics Fest, please go to our website or email us anytime. You can also sign up to receive our newsletter here if you’d like to stay informed about our goings on.
Note: Our Fest details may change in terms of guests, exhibitors, and panelists. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information.