Comics Aren’t Just For Kids – Oh, Wait, Yes They Are – at Lake Erie Ink in Cleveland Heights

“Cat Fish” by Angela Oster

Sat 3/4 @ 10AM-3PM

Lake Erie Ink supports creative writing programs and workshops for children and youth. And what better gateway to writing for young folks than comics? Thus the popular annual Kid’s Comic-Con.

It’s not just pictures, but also dialogue and description that help panel narratives move along. In that spirit, for the fifth year in a row, comics artist/writers in various genres, media and styles mix with young fans and up-and-comers.

Guests include Terri Libenson, local creator of the syndicated newspaper comic strip “The Pajama Diaries,” Lakewood-based Angela Oster (whose Tim Burtonesque storybook characters include the Little Vampire Girl), and Cleveland’s Kate Atherton, whose comics and drawings illustrate projects of the Talespinner Children’s Theatre. Mark Sumerak of Cleveland writes for Marvel’s superhero line as well as indie imprints.

Kids workshop with the pros in drawing/scripting, plus have the chance to sculpt original characters in clay. Yes, cosplay is encouraged.

Admission is $10 at the door, and scholarships are available. Comics, graphic novels, t-shirts and even lunches will be on sale. Adults are welcome if accompanied by a child, and the event is open to teachers. Register online or by phone.


[Written by Charles Cassady]

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