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Kids Read Comics!

A Free Comics Celebration!

Last Build Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:48:37 +0000

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Raina Telgemeier’s GHOSTS Wins McDuffie Award, PLUS Surprise Book Giveaway!

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:47:50 +0000

The third annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids Comics was given to Raina Telgemeier’s Ghosts at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 17. In accepting the award, Telgemeier turned a spotlight on ten other excellent books for young readers, all of them by diverse creators. Those books were: NewsPrints by Ru Xu Lowriders […]

Svetlana Chmakova’s AWKWARD Wins Dwayne McDuffie Award

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:50:31 +0000

The second annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics was presented to Svetlana Chmakova’s Awkward this weekend at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF). Awkward tells a story that is very much of this moment but at the same time ageless—a story about the missteps of middle school, about rivalries and hurt feelings, and […]


Fri, 13 May 2016 15:19:55 +0000

Check out the Programming page at the A2CAF website to learn about all–and we do mean all–the fantastic and fun events you can take part in at this year’s show! Starting with the A2Inkubate preconference/unconference for educators, librarians and cartoonists on Friday, June 17! It’s all free!!   Share This!

A2CAF Guest List Is Live!

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:23:37 +0000

Wondering who you’ll find in Artists Alley at A2CAF this year? Well wonder no more! Our complete list of over 50 artist and writer guests (way more than we can feature in this small space) is available right here! So check them out now…and meet them June 18 & 19 at the downtown Ann Arbor […]

Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics – 2016 Shortlist

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:47:28 +0000

Kids Read Comics is proud to announce the shortlist for the second annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics, which will be handed out at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF) on June 18. The Award honors the pioneering comics and animation writer and Humanitas Prize winner Dwayne McDuffie, who cofounded Milestone Media and created […]

Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival has its own website!

Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:58:56 +0000

For all the latest information on the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival, check out the A2CAF website at (here’s a shocker) A2CAF.COM or A2CAF.ORG. Comics creators who are interested in having a free Artists Alley table at this year’s A2CAF can find a link to the application form in the navigation area of the site. […]

A2CAF Special Guests: Cece Bell and Tom Angleberger

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:44:17 +0000

We’re thrilled to announce that our special guests at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival held on June 18 & 19, 2016 will be Cece Bell and Tom Angleberger! In addition to her 2015 Newbery Honor Book, El Deafo, a comics memoir about growing up with hearing loss and an oversized hearing assistance device, Cece […]

Kids Read Comics Presents: Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival!

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:31:39 +0000

Beginning in 2016, Kids Read Comics’ annual two-day comics celebration, hosted by the wonderful Ann Arbor District Library, will have a new name: Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF for short). The Festival will still feature dozens of comics artists along with workshops, demonstrations and interactive drawing games. It will still be as kid- and […]

Search #kidsreadcomics this weekend!

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 01:13:06 +0000

If you can’t make it to Ann Arbor for the Kids Read Comics Festival this Saturday and Sunday, you can still check out the action on social media by searching the hashtag #kidsreadcomics. Organizers, guests and fans have been invited to use the tag when they post photos and reports from KRC. And while it’s […]

Cast Your Vote in the Kids’ Comics Revolution! Awards!

Mon, 18 May 2015 19:04:25 +0000

The Kids’ Comics Revolution! Awards have become a big part of the annual Kids Read Comics festival, and voting has already begun. So it’s time for YOU to get in on the action! The KCR! Awards celebrate everything you love about comics…including categories for “Best Hair,” “Grossest Thing” and “Most Tricked-out Ride” in your favorite […]