Join Raina Telgemeier, Matt Loux, and Dave Roman on Sunday, November 9, as they celebrate the release of three kid-friendly graphic novels: Baby-sitters Club #4: Claudia and Mean Janine; Salt Water Taffy #2: A Climb Up Mt. Barnabas; and The Adventures of Tymm #1: Alien Circus!
They’ll be at Brooklyn’s favorite comics store: ROCKETSHIP!
Cookies and Ice cream will be served! Parents and kids welcome! You can also cast your ballot in Nickelodeon Magazine’s first-ever “Best Kids’ Graphic Novel” Awards at the event! The awards will honor the best comic books and animated novels for kids published across the U.S.
If you like comics, and Lunchbox Funnies just aren’t enough, Aki has some suggestions for you! But don’t forget to check your Lunchbox comics today, I have reason to believe a few of them will have new strips today!
Currently serializing is a flashback story that documents Hakata Soys’ first day of class and how he forged an alliance with Miyumi San. This was was alluded to in earlier strips, but never shown before now! I’ve also been completely reworking and expanding Hakata Soy’s introduction to Astronaut Elementary.
Check out how different the new pages are from the original versions:
In the US of A, the fourth of July is a day for celebration. In the Philippines, it is a day of friendship. Well, at Lunchbox Funnies, this July 4th was a day for both. A celebration of the return of Aki Akuyama, and her quest to make friends with every girl in her class.
After about 2 years of hiatus, Aki Alliance is back, and updating every Tuesday and Thursday! It’s been a while, so if you’re new to the series, or have forgotten what’s going on, you can either start at the beginning or read a quick summary on what’s happened so far.
This weekend is the MoCCA Art Festival and half of Lunchbox Funnies will be there!Â Ryan Sias, Mike Maihack, and Trade Loeffler will all be spending time at the Lunchbox Funnies corner, tables A17-A19.Â And Dave Roman will be a short skip away over at the Comics Bakery, tables A7 and A8.Â There will be books, stickers, shirts, buttons, prints, baked goods and all sorts of fun stuff to fill a lunchbox or two with. We hope to see you there!
This weekend is the New York Comic Con, the east coast’s biggest pop culture event! Sunday is their official KIDS DAY, where anyone under 12 gets in free! There will be lots of great activities and workshops and even a musical based on the Amelia Rules graphic novels!
Lunchbox creators, Dave Roman and Ryan Sias will be found in the artist alley/small press area so be sure to stop by and say hi!
Dave will also be on a couple of kid-friendly panels…
NICK MAG PRESENTS…AVATAR COMICS & FANDOM SPOTLIGHT
Friday at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in ROOM 1E08
-Nickelodeon Magazine gives a behind-the-scenes look at comics produced for Avatar: The Last Airbender and spotlights all the creativity surrounding the fandom for the popular show. There will lots of audience participation, trivia-bending, and prizes for the best cosplayers! We’ll also be showing an amazing collection of AMV’s, and a special puppet surprise! Featuring: Johane Matte aka Rufftoon (storyboard artist), Dave Roman (comics editor), and Alison Wilgus (comics writer).
FLIGHT EXPLORER - A CONVERSATION WITH KAZU KIBUISHI AND CREATORS
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Kids, Teen Room 1E08
-Flight Explorer, a spin-off of the award-winning Flight graphic novel anthology series, features fun characters and stories that appeal to young readers and parents who want to introduce their children to graphic novels. Join Flight and Flight Explorer editor Kazu Kibuishi and Flight contributors Amy Kim Ganter (who drew the Zuko/Mai Avatar comic), Johane Matte (Rufftoon!), Phil Craven, Jake Parker, Kean Soo, and Dave Roman for their take on the amazing world of Flight Explorer and all-ages comics!
NICK MAG PRESENTSâ€¦GAG CARTOONS & FUNNY DRAWINGS
Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Kids Room 2D02-03
Nickelodeon Magazine editor. Chris Duffy walks you through the stages of making hilarious cartoon drawings. Learn tips for brainstorming ideas, drawing funny scenes and coming up with the clever captions guaranteed to make your friends shoot milk through their nose. Featuring gag cartoonists Karen Sneider, Gary Fields, Alec Longstreth, Feggo and more!
NICK MAG PRESENTS…3-D COMIC CAROUSEL
Sunday 3:00 PM-4:00 PM in room 1E09
-A series of cartoon slide shows presented by an array of comic strip makers, performers, and other characters. Plenty of gags, goofiness, audience participation and 3-D action! Definitely for kids and alternative-comics-loving adults. Featuring: R. Sikoryak (Drawn and Quarterly), Sam Henderson (Magic Whistle), Kim Deitch (Alias the Cat), Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed To Thrizzle), and Karen Sneider (Pony Up!)
Saturday, April 12th at Jim Hanley’s Universe in NYC…
It’s Kids’ Day! from 10AM - 6PM
An extravaganza of comics, cookies, and creativity.
Special guests Nick Bertozzi, Frank Cammuso, George
O’Connor, Kevin Pyle, Aaron Renier, Misako Rocks!, Dave Roman,
Raina Telgemeier, Sara Varon, Fred Van Lente, and MC, Josh
With live drawing, readings, activities, and the world premier
of the Scooby Doo Opera, there’s something for kids of every age,
and a cookie to finish the day off with.
Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St. (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
For those of you enjoying the current ASH story that’s taken over Cow & Buffalo this past month, I’ve collected the whole arc into a mini comic that will be available at the Orlando Megacon this weekend, March 7th-9th. The twelve page story serves as an addendum to Adventures in Sandwich Making so, if you were a fan of that book, this is a must read. I’ll also have Cow & Buffalo books, magnets, stickers, window clings and a whole slew of other fun stuff while I’m there. Just look for the life-sized C&B stand-ups in Artist Alley!
For those of you who are not enjoying the current storyline starring Cow and Buffalo’s pet cat, then you must be dog-lovers or something. But don’t worry. The time-displaced feline’s adventure concludes this Sunday- after which we return to regular scheduled ridiculousness with your two favorite bovines (and friends).
For all you webcomics creators out there, I’m posting up a couple little Photoshop tutorials this week with my Zip and Li’l Bit comics. If you have your own comic, or are thinking about creating your own comic, these could probably help (unless you’re really, really smart).
One of the freelance job Iâ€™ve been working on for a while just went online! Funbrain playground!
Itâ€™s a series of mini games. I helped concept and create the games. My favorites are Pickle pop, frost bite, desert dive, Simon sees! But they are all great! I enjoy playing them all. They are SUPER simple, but tons of fun!!