Kids Read Comics (KRC) was founded by youth and teen librarian Edith Burney of Chelsea, cartoonist and educator Jerzy Drozd of Ann Arbor, comic shop owner Dan Merritt of Dearborn, and comic book writer Dan Mishkin of East Lansing. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KRC sponsors an annual Kids Read Comics Convention in June with activities for both teens and younger kids. There are hands-on workshops, panels and presentations, chances to meet comics and animation professionals and opportunities for kids to have their own work reviewed. And, the event is TOTALLY FREE! The third annual celebration will be held on June 18 & 19, 2011 at the Chelsea District Library in Chelsea. Go to the Kids Read Comics website for all of the details.
KRC also works throughout the year to promote comics and creativity for kids and teens. We’re building a recommended reading list; gathering resources for parents, teachers and librarians; and organizing artists and writers who can bring presentations and workshops to libraries around the state of Michigan and beyond.