Children's Activities - Annapolis Book Festival 2010
WHERE LITERATURE COMES TO LIFE
Dress up, bring your favorite doll, and
enjoy a star-spangled day of events with American Girl Caroline Abbott!
Location: Science & Library Center
Recommended for ages 6 and above
"Meet Caroline" Tea and Doll Spa
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Join American Girl Doll author, Kathleen Ernst, for a special behind-the-scenes glimpse of Caroline's world. Meet the author for Q&A and photos and enjoy refreshments while your doll gets a new hairstyle from one of our doll technicians. The complete series of Caroline books will be available for sale. Book signings and photo sessions will begin at the conclusion of the presentation. Caroline dolls and doll spa salon chairs will be raffled off. Due to the anticipated popularity of this special event, pre-registration will be required. Tickets are $10. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Click to read more about author Kathleen Ernst on The Authors page
Manse Addition - Room 1
The Comic Shop features the latest and hippest comics and graphic novels for sale by Third Eye Comics, an internationally-renowned retailer who has been honored with nominations for the Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award, as well as many other accolades due to their selection and service. They have one of the largest selections of comic books and graphic novels in the country, as well as a huge variety of merchandise related to comics, geek culture and gaming culture. Click to visit their website.
Manse Addition - Room 2
Charles Paul Wilson III
Meet the illustrator and co-creator of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel, The Stuff of Legend, published by Th3rd World Studios. Mr. Wilson's work can also be found on the covers and in the pages of publications from IDW, BOOM! Studios, Archaia, Image, and DC and Marvel Comics. He graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art where he was awarded the Norman Mauer Scholarship for his work as a first-year student. Click to go to Mr. Wilson's website.
Th3rd World Studios
A print and digital publishing house specializing in the development of high-quality original and adapted properties such The Intrepid Escapegoat, SuperFogeys, Legend of Bill, Holiday Wars, the new, all-ages fantasy Finding Gossamyr, and the New York Times best-selling original series The Stuff of Legend. Click to learn more about Th3rd World Studios.
Charles Dowd is the creator of Lilith Dark, an all-ages, girl-positive, dark fantasy adventure series following the ongoing adventures of Lilith Dark. She is a little girl with a wild imagination, a geeky big brother, a boy-crazy sister, a rottweiler named Kitty, and a tree full of beasties in her backyard. Click to read more about Lilith.
Meet the creators of Awesome Con D.C., Annapolis Comic-Con and Southern MD Comic-Con. Click to learn more about Awesome Con DC.
Curls Studio, founded by artist Carolyn Belefski, along with Joe Carabeo, creates and self-publishes original comics, designs and illustrations. She writes and draws the comic strip Curls, about a gal who hangs out with adorable animals and a piece of toast. She also collaborates with Joe Caraboe on the comic books Kid Roxy, Black Magic Tales, and The Legettes. Click to learn more about Curls Studio.
Identity Comics Studios
Meet Peng-Peng (Penelope R. Gaylord), theFranchize (Jerry Gaylord), and Flash (Bryan Turner), artists of Identity Comics Studios who have joined together to create a story called The Brotherhood of Fighters. Click to learn more about Identity Comics Studios.
21st Century Sandshark Studios
Dan Nokes began 21st Century Sandshark Studios with his comic The Reptile and Mister Amazing. After that he published a twelve-issue series The Paranormals, a three-issue western series called The Pistoleers, and is currently working on the final volume of a dystopian/post-armageddon series titled Adam and Eve: Bizarre Love Triangle in the Zombie Apocalypse.
Steve Conley has been drawing comics and cartoons for as long as he can remember. His love of combining words and pictures led him to careers in design, journalism, and cartooning. His comic projects include Star Trek: Year Four (IDW), Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (Dark Horse Comics), JLA-Z (DC Comics), and his own Astounding Space Thrills, which Steve writes and draws. Click to read more about Mr. Conley.
Meet Baltimore resident Nick Davis, author of The Tether Saga, The Wonder Tales, Fabula Exposition, A Teddy Bear Tale, and many other strange, whimsical wonders. Click to read more about Mr. Davis and Alt World.
Happily Ever Art
K. Michael Crawford has been creating magical art and whimsical writing for children’s books since 1991. Ms. Crawford's latest drawing books, The Mystery of Journeys Crowne, The Island of Zadu, Batty Malgoony’s Mystic Carnivale, and Professor Horton Hogwash’s Museum of Ridiculous, are part of a drawing series that get children to use their imagination, figure things out artistically, and make choices. Click to view more about the magical art and books by K. Michael Crawford.
Design Your Own Superhero Emblem
Create a symbol that expresses your own "super powers." Materials provided by the Jewish Museum of Maryland.
Manse Addition - Room 3
Comic-Cons! A Family Guide - 10:30 a.m.
Ben Penrod, founder of Awesome Cons, will prepare parents and kids for their first comic convention. Learn about the different types of comic-cons and what to expect at each. Get a first-hand view of what it's like to plan or volunteer for a comic convention or simply attend a comic-con as your favorite character. For all ages.
The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950 - 11:30 a.m.
Did you know there is a comic book hero collection on exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore? With the American economy in the throes of the Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe, a group of young, largely Jewish, artists began to create illustrated stories of superheroes, hoping to provide the nation with an optimistic antidote to a growing sense of despair and helplessness. Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, will speak about the rise of the classic superhero and the Jewish experience. Click to learn more about this exhibit. For ages 10 and above.
Create and Draw Your Own Superhero - 12:00 p.m.
Children's book writer and illustrator K. Michael Crawford will show you step-by-step how to create your very own superhero complete with superhero powers. Bring your imagination and learn to draw like a professional artist in the comic book world. For all ages.
Comics: The Secret Art of Cool! - 1:30 p.m.
Third Eye Comics founder Steve Anderson will reveal the secret history of comics, and how they have influenced everything from film to music for over seventy years. Find out how the comic industry is influencing the future of entertainment and about the many different career paths in the comic industry: from retailer to artist to marketing and beyond. For ages 10 and above.
Publishing Your Own Comics - 2:30 p.m.
Join New York Times best-selling publisher Michael Devito and learn how his company grew from his garage to an internationally known publisher distributed by Simon and Schuster and how you can publish your own comic. Find out what publishers look for in new creators, get inside advice on what to keep in mind when presenting portfolios, and learn why early involvement in the art of creating comic books is key. For ages 10 and above.
- Mr. O - Super Hero
COMIC BOOK YOURSELF!
Outside the Manse Addition
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Become a Friend of ComicKey! for $10 and have a picture of yourself turned into a comic page. Have one of our face painters transform you into a comic hero or heroine for free.
BATTLE OF THE BOTS
Outside the Manse Addition
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Dominate the combat arena in remote-control robot clashes.
AVENGERS VS X-MEN
Outside the Manse Addition
2:00 p.m. - An epic battle for ages 8 and under.
3:00 p.m. - An epic battle for ages 9 and older.
FEATURED CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS
Authors’ books will be available for sale all day. Book signings will commence at the end of each presentation.