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Twisted Features #8

Posted on 7th January 2013 in Twisted Features

 The Kids Read Comics Convention!

This summer Twisted Studio descended for a second time on Ann Arbor Michigan to take part in the Kids Read Comics Convention.  For the second year in a row the convention was held at the Ann Arbor District Library, which proved to be a perfect location for the event.  The library staff, and the KRC crew were truly amazing, making everyone feel welcome and excited to be there.

Originally founded by librarian Edith Burney, cartoonist Jerzy Drozd, comic shop owner Dan Merritt, and comic writer Dan Mishkin, the KRC unites kids, teens, parents, teachers and librarians with professional artists and writers from the comics and animation fields.  The goal is to introduce kids to worlds of imagination while unlocking their creative impulses.  With that goal in mind the conventions feature hands on workshops, a variety of panels and presentations, a chance for kids to meet and chat with comics and animation professionals, the opportunity for kids to have their own art portfolios reviewed.

To date this has been the only convention that the Twisted crew has appeared at, and it’s been an awesome learning experience, and opportunity for increased exposure.

“We’ve had the opportunity to show our work to a new audience that we wouldn’t normally reach from our home in Windsor.  Furthermore we’ve been able to meet and speak with other creators who are in the same shoes as us, perhaps evne some further along, and others who are just embarking on their journey into comics.  It’s given us great insight into what others are doing, and what we can do to better accomplish our goals.  The whole KRC crew has been great to work with, and it’s been an honour to take part in this convention two years in a row.”

-Paul Reaume
The Underground creator/artist

While 2013′s KRC event has come and gone, we certainly encourage you to check out their homepage to find out more about their mission.  After that, be sure to keep your ear to the ground for what is on the horizon for 2014.


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