KCC Convention

The 2015 KIDS COMIC CON is set for April 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bronx Community College, 181st Street and University Avenue, Bronx, NY. Admission is FREE.

This time children, parents, teachers, and comic fans will enjoy our particular brand of imagination, fun and discovery as we explore this years theme: Comics A Global Superpower.

Many of our guests, exhibits and special panels will focus on comics in other lands. We’ll even have an exhibit of children’s original comics art from the US, Africa, and Ireland.

Another fun addition is a raffle offering some amazing prizes.

And of course there will be cosplayers; popular puppet masters Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and Noel MacNeal from SESAME STREET, BEAR IN THE BIG BLUE HOUSE! Come learn how they work with the Muppets, and much more.

“KCC’s primary goal is to promote reading, creativity, and exploration in kids’ lives,”KCC organizer Alex Simmons stated. “Now more than ever it is imperative that young people embrace a continuous flow of positive ideas, skills, and outlets for their thinking as well as self-esteem. This year we’ve found even more people who share these ideas and goals so come share the day and the magic.”

For additional information and up-to-the-minute programming updates, please visit www.facebook.com/KidsComiCon.

 

Teaching literacy through the love of comics

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Over the past 20 years Alex Simmons has written (and in some cases also created) a number of juvenile mysteries under a variety of pseudonyms for many well-known publishers. He has also penned two educational documentaries and several stage plays. One of his plays, Sherlock Holmes & the Hands of Othello, received critical praise and was published in Black Thunder: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Drama, published by Signet/Mentor Books.

Simmons teaching creating comics to kids.

Over the past 20 years Alex Simmons has written (and in some cases also created) a number of juvenile mysteries under a variety of pseudonyms for many well-known publishers. He has also penned two educational documentaries and several stage plays. One of his plays, Sherlock Holmes & the Hands of Othello, received critical praise and was published in Black Thunder: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Drama, published by Signet/Mentor Books.

Simmons has written three movie novelizations for Disney and three biographies for Steck-Vaughn, including one on Denzel Washington.

As a voiceover talent, Simmons can be heard on a wide range of projects from O’Henry Bars, to podcasting financial information for DeLoitte and Touche.

Simmons has traveled the country as a guest speaker and teaching artist. He has developed and conducted creative writing workshops (prose, comics, journalism, and playwriting), as well as consulted on a number of creative arts programs and curricula for children.

Currently, Simmons is serving on the board of the New York State Alliance for Arts and Education. He is also arts and education consultant for the Christopher Barron Live Life Foundation, a curator for his COLOR OF COMICS Exhibit; and he is affiliated with the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art.

KCC ROAD SHOW 2016

Coming soon …

On April 14 and 16 the KCC Road Show crew will once again travel to the Meadowlands, New Jersey to take part in the “Kids Love Comics Pavilion” at the East Coast Comic Con.

“The ‘Kids Love Comics Pavilion’ offers a wonderful opportunity for KCC to bring its ‘comics and kids: perfect together!’ message to the masses. The organizers of East Coast Comic Con are very supportive of kids’ comics and we appreciate the opportunity to exhibit there,” said Simmons.