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About Kids Read Comics!

Kids Read Comics is a Michigan nonprofit whose goal is to engage young people in reading and making comics. Our annual Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival and other free events take a very different approach from your typical comic book convention. We’re about readers more than fans; about connecting more than collecting; about participating more than passively observing,

Most of all, we’re about a passionate love of comics—a dynamic and delightful form of storytelling that doesn’t need blockbuster movie adaptations to touch millions of hearts and minds. And a medium that means far, far more than superheroes (though we love superheroes too).

At a Kids Read Comics event, you can:

  • chat with comics creators about how they do what they do
  • take part in interactive drawing games
  • unlock your own creativity by learning tricks and techniques for making comics, in a broad range of hands-on workshops

And it’s totally free!

Kids Read Comics was founded by Chelsea youth and teen librarian Edith Donnell, cartoonist and educator Jerzy Drozd of Ann Arbor, comic shop owners Dan & Katie Merritt of Dearborn, and comic book writer Dan Mishkin of East Lansing. You can reach us at kidsreadcomics@gmail.com.

Get into comics with KRC!

You’re never too old or too young to fall in love with them!