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Lake Erie Ink's 9th Annual Kids' Comic Con

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The Green Room
Guests & staff may check in, practice and hang out here.. You may also come here if you have questions.
2021-03-19T11:00:00Z 2021-03-20T22:00:00Z America/New_York The Green Room https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Welcome Desk
Come here if you need help finding your way around the event.
2021-03-19T12:00:00Z 2021-03-20T20:00:00Z America/New_York The Welcome Desk https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Random Word Generator Comics with Od Perry-Richardson
Use random words (pizza, jumping, tornado) to create a comic. The combinations can get pretty crazy, so be creative!
Od Perry-Richardson
2021-03-19T13:00:00Z 2021-03-19T14:00:00Z America/New_York Random Word Generator Comics with Od Perry-Richardson https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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"Monster, This is Your Life"! with Matt Haberbusch
Turn doodles into monsters and draw a six panel comic about one monster's entire life. No drawing expertise required.
Matt Haberbusch
2021-03-19T13:00:00Z 2021-03-19T14:00:00Z America/New_York "Monster, This is Your Life"! with Matt Haberbusch https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Comics Collage with Perris Mackey
Make a comics inspired collage, using cut up comics to create something new!
Perris Mackey
2021-03-19T13:00:00Z 2021-03-19T14:45:00Z America/New_York Comics Collage with Perris Mackey https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Random Word Generator Comics with Od Perry-Richardson
Use random words (pizza, jumping, tornado) to create a comic. The combinations can get pretty crazy, so be creative!
Od Perry-Richardson
2021-03-19T14:15:00Z 2021-03-19T15:15:00Z America/New_York Random Word Generator Comics with Od Perry-Richardson https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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"Monster, This is Your Life!" with Matt Haberbusch
Turn doodles into monsters and draw a six panel comic about one monster's entire life. No drawing expertise required.
Matt Haberbusch
2021-03-19T14:15:00Z 2021-03-19T15:15:00Z America/New_York "Monster, This is Your Life!" with Matt Haberbusch https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Friday Night Speaker (Livestreamed)A Conversation with Brian Azzarello & John Siuntres
Join us for a conversation with Brian Azzarello, a Cleveland-grown comic book writer for DC comics and creator of 100 Bullets! For all ages
Brian Azzarello John Siuntres
2021-03-19T19:00:00Z 2021-03-19T21:00:00Z America/New_York Friday Night Speaker (Livestreamed)A Conversation with Brian Azzarello & John Siuntres https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Hello & Welcome
Join us for a welcome and introduction to the day's events!
2021-03-20T09:45:00Z 2021-03-20T10:15:00Z America/New_York Hello & Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Creating Diverse Characters with Greg Anderson Elysée
Create multi-dimensional characters, create backstories, visual cues, personalities, conflict, and antagonists. For Teens, 6th-12th.
Greg Anderson Elysée
2021-03-20T10:00:00Z 2021-03-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York Creating Diverse Characters with Greg Anderson Elysée https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Drawing Faces with Lee Smith
This all-skill workshop shows how to add emotions to your drawings! Recommended for K-5th (K-2 with an adult by their side)
Lee Smith
2021-03-20T10:00:00Z 2021-03-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York Drawing Faces with Lee Smith https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Drawing Backgrounds and Perspectives with Miguel Hernandez
Learn how to construct a believable environment where your story and characters can thrive. Recommended for 3rd-12th.
Miguel C. Hernandez
2021-03-20T10:00:00Z 2021-03-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York Drawing Backgrounds and Perspectives with Miguel Hernandez https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Drawing Dangerous with Gilberto Rivera
You can't have a hero without a great monster or villain! We will use examples from monsters of history, then draw our very own. Recommended for 3rd-12th.
Gilberto Rivera
2021-03-20T10:00:00Z 2021-03-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York Drawing Dangerous with Gilberto Rivera https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Panel: The Artist as Activist
Explore the connection between art and activism. Learn how our guests use their art to make change in the community and the world. For adults and kids.
Mike Gill Jim Giar Abby Burton & Antonio Harper Deidre McPherson James Quarles Gina Washington
2021-03-20T10:00:00Z 2021-03-20T11:00:00Z America/New_York Panel: The Artist as Activist https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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What Happens In-between the Panels Is Part Of The Story with Brian Azzarello
Join Brian Azzarello as he shares the basics of sequential storytelling, and his musings on what makes a good story. Recommended for Teens, 6th - 12th.
Brian Azzarello
2021-03-20T11:15:00Z 2021-03-20T12:15:00Z America/New_York What Happens In-between the Panels Is Part Of The Story with Brian Azzarello https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Crazy Cars with Od Perry-Richardson
In this fun character design exercise, participants choose cars with unconventional features and design a character who drives the car. Best for K-5th.
Od Perry-Richardson
2021-03-20T11:15:00Z 2021-03-20T12:15:00Z America/New_York Crazy Cars with Od Perry-Richardson https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Make a Mini-comic from Nothing with Matt Haberbusch
Use a random word to generate a list of lies. e.g. SHOES - "My shoes like to sing duets." Then turn those lies into a minicomic. Best for 3rd-12th.
Matt Haberbusch
2021-03-20T11:15:00Z 2021-03-20T12:15:00Z America/New_York Make a Mini-comic from Nothing with Matt Haberbusch https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Draw Yourself In! with Kate Atherton
Choose a place, time period or fictional world you have never visited and draw a one page semi-autobiographical comic about visiting there. Best for 3rd-12th.
Kate Atherton
2021-03-20T11:15:00Z 2021-03-20T12:15:00Z America/New_York Draw Yourself In! with Kate Atherton https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Panel: Learning through Comics
Comics are a powerful and motivating learning tool in the classroom and at home. Hear how comics support learners of all ages. For adults and kids.
Cynthia Larsen Dawn Arrington Dr. Michael Bitz Gabe Kusner Lee Smith
2021-03-20T11:15:00Z 2021-03-20T12:15:00Z America/New_York Panel: Learning through Comics https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Power of The Superhero Project with Lisa Kollins
Participants will discuss the real-life qualities of a superhero and design their own superhero alter ego. Recommended for all ages.
Lisa Kollins
2021-03-20T12:15:00Z 2021-03-20T13:15:00Z America/New_York The Power of The Superhero Project with Lisa Kollins https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Panel: The Cleveland Connection
Eavesdrop on a conversation with local comics writers and artists as they share stories about Cleveland comics today and in the past. For all ages.
Sequoia Bostick Gary Dumm Scott MacGregor Brad Ricca Mike Sangiacomo
2021-03-20T12:15:00Z 2021-03-20T13:15:00Z America/New_York Panel: The Cleveland Connection https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Draw Together with WendyMac
In this workshop, we'll do a few fun drawing warm ups, try some new moves, talk about some scribbly mediums, and then create a drawing together. Best for K-5th.
Wendy MacNaughton
2021-03-20T13:30:00Z 2021-03-20T14:30:00Z America/New_York Draw Together with WendyMac https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Comic Memoirs with David Wilson
In this workshop, participants will learn how to take a moment from their life and turn it into a short comic. For Teens, 6th-12th.
David Wilson
2021-03-20T13:30:00Z 2021-03-20T14:30:00Z America/New_York Comic Memoirs with David Wilson https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Clown Portraiture with Kelly O’Grady
Participants will learn the fun of drawing clown portraits! Best for 3rd-12th.
Kelly O'Grady
2021-03-20T13:30:00Z 2021-03-20T14:30:00Z America/New_York Clown Portraiture with Kelly O’Grady https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Working Together, Writer and Artist, with MeSseD Comics Writer Jay Kalagayan & illustrator Dylan Speeg
Writer Jay Kalagayan and illustrator Dylan Speeg will share the collaborative process used to create MeSseD Comics. Best for 3rd-12th.
Dylan Speeg MeSseD Comics Jay Kalagayan and Dylan Speeg
2021-03-20T13:30:00Z 2021-03-20T14:30:00Z America/New_York Working Together, Writer and Artist, with MeSseD Comics Writer Jay Kalagayan & illustrator Dylan Speeg https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Panel: Careers in Comics
Find out how these artists and writers have built a career in graphic storytelling. Adults and kids.
Brian Azzarello Nicole Boose Terri Libenson Clarence D. Meriweather Karen Sandstrom
2021-03-20T13:30:00Z 2021-03-20T14:30:00Z America/New_York Panel: Careers in Comics https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Drawing Cuteness! With Shauna Grant
Learn to draw anything in a cute way! we'll cover the basics of cuteness & design our own cute characters for our stories! Best for K-5th.
Shauna J. Grant
2021-03-20T15:00:00Z 2021-03-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York Drawing Cuteness! With Shauna Grant https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Let's Draw Dynamic Figures! with Clare Kolat
We're going to talk about making character drawings with lots of energy and how movement can be expressed in a still image.
Clare Kolat
2021-03-20T15:00:00Z 2021-03-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York Let's Draw Dynamic Figures! with Clare Kolat https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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"And then we go BOOM!' with Juan Jose Fernandez
Want to make a comic, but don't know where to start? It's easy when you always have explosives at the tip of your pencil! Best for 3rd-12th.
Juan Jose Fernandez
2021-03-20T15:00:00Z 2021-03-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York "And then we go BOOM!' with Juan Jose Fernandez https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Craft of Writing Comics with Marc Sumerak
Learn the process of making a comic book, from initial idea to finished page, from a Marvel Comics writer. Best for 3rd-12th.
Marc Sumerak
2021-03-20T15:00:00Z 2021-03-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York The Craft of Writing Comics with Marc Sumerak https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Panel: Comics Represent!
Hear our panelists thoughts on the importance of making comics about and by people with different identities and backgrounds. For kids and adults.
Sequoia Bostick Greg Anderson Elysée Lisa Kollins Awet Moges Valentino L. Zullo
2021-03-20T15:00:00Z 2021-03-20T16:00:00Z America/New_York Panel: Comics Represent! https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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A Reading and Q & A with Alison Bechdel
Join us for a reading and Q&A with Alison Bechdel, who wrote the memoir Fun Home and created the long running comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For. For all ages.
Alison Bechdel
2021-03-20T18:30:00Z 2021-03-20T19:30:00Z America/New_York A Reading and Q & A with Alison Bechdel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Teen After Party: Game Room 1
Join us for CosPlay, Games, and Conversation with Guest Artists. For teens, 6th-12th grade
Od Perry-Richardson
2021-03-20T19:30:00Z 2021-03-20T21:00:00Z America/New_York Teen After Party: Game Room 1 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Teen After Party: Game Room 2
Join us for CosPlay, Games, and Conversation with Guest Artists. For teens, 6th-12th grade
Juan Jose Fernandez
2021-03-20T19:30:00Z 2021-03-20T21:00:00Z America/New_York Teen After Party: Game Room 2 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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OVER 18 AFTER-PARTY
2021-03-20T19:30:00Z 2021-03-20T23:30:00Z America/New_York OVER 18 AFTER-PARTY https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Teen After Party: CosPlay Space
2021-03-20T19:30:00Z 2021-03-20T21:15:00Z America/New_York Teen After Party: CosPlay Space https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2F9th-annual-kids-comic-con Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Brandi Blocker

Damien McClendon

Dylan Speeg

Clare Kolat

Cynthia Larsen

Alison Bechdel

Valentino L. Zullo

David Wilson

Gina Washington

Marc Sumerak

Lee Smith

John Siuntres

Mike Sangiacomo

Karen Sandstrom

Gilberto Rivera

Brad Ricca

James Quarles

Od Perry-Richardson

Kelly O'Grady

Awet Moges

MeSseD Comics Jay Kalagayan and Dylan Speeg

Clarence D. Meriweather

Deidre McPherson

Wendy MacNaughton

Perris Mackey

Scott MacGregor

Terri Libenson

Gabe Kusner

Lisa Kollins

Founder and Director of The Superhero Project

Miguel C. Hernandez

Abby Burton & Antonio Harper

Matt Haberbusch

Jim Giar

Shauna J. Grant

Mike Gill

Juan Jose Fernandez

Greg Anderson Elysée

Gary Dumm

Sequoia Bostick

Nicole Boose

Dr. Michael Bitz

Kate Atherton

Dawn Arrington

Brian Azzarello

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