UPDATED: Free Comics For Kids Day Saturday May 3rd

ANNOUNCE: Free Comics For Kids Day Toronto

Saturday May 3rd, 2008. 12noon – 5pm
Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Ave (at Bathurst Subway Station)
Featuring authors Michael Cho, Steven Manale, and Jeremy Tankard

In conjunction with comics industry holiday FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, The Beguiling is teaming up with The Toronto Public Library, Owlkids, and The Burrow Art Centre to present FREE COMICS FOR KIDS DAY! It’s a mini-convention that will feature all kids of events for kids ages 3 and up!

  • Running from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday May 3rd, 2008!
  • Author presentations by top-notch graphic novel artists and authors, at 1pm and 3pm, including story readings, how-to-draw sessions, and more!
  • Art and craft activites provided by The Burrow Art Centre!
  • FREE COMICS and Owl Magazines for kids under the age of 13! Limit of 3 comics/magazines per person, please.

Who are the fantastic authors participating in the event? Check this out!

Jeremy Tankard is an award-winning illustrator and graphic novelist. His first picture book is Grumpy Bird, published by Scholastic, and it’s become an instant classic! Join Jeremy to celebrate the release of his brand-new picture book Me Hungry!, about a little cave-boy trying to find something to eat while his parents are busy with their daily chores! (Ages 3+)

Steven Manale is one half of the artistic duo responsible for the awesome Chick and Dee! comics that run monthly in chickaDEE Magazine. Join Steven for the release of the new graphic novel collection of his work You Crack Me Up! from Owlkids, the funniest graphic novel around! (Ages 6+)

Michael Cho is the artist of the incredibly popular Max Finder Mystery series, which features mysteries that you and Max solve together! There are three Max Finder Mystery books published by Owlkids! (Ages 9+)

It’s all going down at The Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Avenue (just west of Bathurst Subway Station) and just around the corner from The Beguiling. And if you’re a more grown-up comic book reader, don’t worry! The Beguiling will be having a more grown-up Free Comic Book Day event as well that day at the same time.

Sponsored by Owlkids, The Beguiling, and Burrow Art Centre, and with assistance from Penguin Canada, Scholastic Canada, and The Toronto Public Library.

Visit our sponsor websites:

Owlkids: http://owlkids.com/
Burrow Art Centre: http://www.burrowartcentre.ca/
Toronto Public Library: http://www.tpl.toronto.on.ca/
Penguin Canada: http://www.penguin.ca/
Scholastic Canada: http://www.scholastic.ca/kids/

– Chris
Note: Due to previous commitments, previously announced guest Kean Soo will be unable to attend this event.